Bryan Bohman, MD, UHA’s Chief Medical Officer and senior adviser to WellMD, spoke with Healio Psychiatric Annals and discussed Stanford’s efforts to push the needle forward on physician well-being. He said the first step in fighting burnout was to acknowledge its significance and how it affects the system as a whole.
“Evidence shows that the wellness of the health care providers has important effects on the health system performance — not just in quality, but also in patient satisfaction, financial outcomes, productivity and physician turnover. We wanted to create a structure that would emulate a quality department — a sustainably funded, organizationally endorsed center that would measure wellness, explore ways to improve it and basically elevate the consciousness of everybody in the organization that this is a major issue,” – Bryan Bohman, MD
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