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5 Steps to Position Physicians for Success and Prevent Burnout

Posted by  Bryan Warren

I recently had the pleasure of serving as a panelist for a class in Georgetown University’s Executive Master’s Program in Health Systems Administration.  One of the panel questions generated a lot of discussion was:

“What have you done to address burnout of clinicians?”


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Physician and Nursing Turnover are Symptoms, Not the Disease

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Treating illness means addressing symptoms, but we all know the symptoms don’t go away until you treat the underlying cause. Turnover is not an underlying disease. It’s a symptom. You need to understand and treat the disease, and there’s rarely a single, simple, treatment. You need a holistic approach. If someone is trying to sell you a single, simple treatment, assume it’s snake oil until you are convinced otherwise.


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How Personality Impacts Physician Success, Burnout, and Disruptive Behavior

Posted by  Bryan Warren

In recent weeks, I’ve been back in the world of physician-hospital alignment, speaking on the topic at a recent conference and preparing to moderate a local American College of Healthcare Executives panel on hospital-medical staff relations.

In these discussions several topics come up over and over:

  1. We are asking physicians to lead but are we preparing them to lead effectively?

  2. Why are so many physicians dissatisfied?

  3. Why are health systems struggling to engage the medical staff in important initiatives?

  4. What can we do about physician burnout?

We could talk for hours on each of these topics, but let me give a few brief thoughts on each.


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Burned by Physician Turnover? 3 Things You Should Do Differently

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Every health system tells us the same story about physician turnover: they’ve invested outrageous amounts of money recruiting physicians and buying medical practices. Then, when physicians leave, the health system leaders are surprised and start the whole process over again.


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Seven Steps to Improving Employee Retention in Healthcare

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Our partner, HealthStream, covered employee retention in great blog post recently. Click here to read the entire piece.

Written by Katie Owens, Vice President, HealthStream Engagement Institute, and Robyne Wilcox, Product Manager (Talent Management), they list six important steps to improving employee retention, based on their research with clients:


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Healthcare Turnover is 30% Worse than other Industries - The Role of Selection Strategies

Posted by  Bryan Warren

 

According to a recent report, U.S. industries see first year turnover of 21.5% but in the hospital sector it’s 28.3%. As many as 22.2% of nurses will leave after their first year.


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Three Causes of Physician Turnover

Posted by  Bryan Warren

 

Hospital and health system physician recruiters are working overtime these days. More private practice physicians are opting for employment and new graduates want to avoid the headaches and uncertainty of private practice.


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Physician Turnover Costs Millions: Four Facts

Posted by  Bryan Warren

Everyone is focused on physician recruitment but what about physician retention? Medical groups reported an average turnover rate of 6.8 percent in 2012. While it’s much lower than hospital average turnover of 28%, the cost is astronomical. I predict that turnover is going to continue to be a problem. Given the current wave of physician employment and practice acquisition, we’ll see many physicians, three years from now, unhappy with the deal they made or their working situation.


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Study: One-Third of Health Care Employees Plan to Leave

Posted by  Bryan Warren

 


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Hospital Turnover 30% Worse than other Industries – and Worsening

Posted by  Bryan Warren

 


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