Press ReleaseHEALTHCARE BURNOUT SYMPOSIUM AND KLAS RESEARCH

ANNOUNCE A NEW PARTNERSHIP TO ADDRESS THE HEALTHCARE BURNOUT CRISIS NEW YORK, NY – ICDevents announces a new partnership with KLAS Research, and The Healthcare Burnout Symposium, to address the burnout crisis and increase the well-being of physicians, nurses, and administrators.


The Healthcare Burnout Symposium will convene at the NY Academy of Medicine, New York, NY, on June 23-24, 2022, to address clinician burnout. Physician and Nurse Leader burnout is a public health crisis that demands action across the entire healthcare ecosystem. Burnout affects not only clinicians, but also the patients they serve. At the Healthcare Burnout Symposium, thought leaders and stakeholders will be gathered from around the country to address the multiple facets of burnout, such as time constraints, technology, and regulations, and gain actionable solutions to implement with health systems.


KLAS Research is passionate about providing data and solutions from their research on how to address the burnout problem they are seeing in healthcare today. Lauren Manzione, a highly respected project analyst at KLAS Research will present how to improve clinician turnover, burnout, and how improving the EHR experience can help. This presentation and all recorded sessions from the Healthcare Burnout Symposium will be available on the ICD Healthcare Network.


At the beginning of 2020, KLAS began surveying clinicians in their Arch Collaborative regarding how likely they are to leave their organization in the next two years. Using this data from over 59,000 clinicians, Klas hopes to shed light on which clinicians are likely to depart and what factors healthcare organizations can influence to improve clinician retention and resolve clinicians’ concerns. This new partnership between the Healthcare Burnout Symposium and KLAS Research will help provide answers to the current burnout crisis. See these solutions and answers at the Healthcare Burnout Symposium in New York, NY on June 23-24, 2022.


“As a major force in the healthcare content business, we are delighted to combine forces with a powerhouse in the healthcare insight and data with a goal of preventing burnout and maintaining wellness on the front lines” said Bill Doherty, ICD Events President and Conference Director. To see the full agenda and list of the distinguished faculty, visit stophealthcareburnout.com

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  • Bill Doherty


 

This newsletter comes to you at an interesting moment in clinical burnout given the lingering effects of the pandemic, coupled with stressors that preceded it stemming from technology, enterprise culture, and broader workforce challenges.


It also gives you a preview of some of the deeper themes that will be presented in the upcoming Healthcare Burnout Symposium in New York City on June 23-24.


As you will see in our first piece below, this burnout epidemic has received national attention with the announcement where United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a new Surgeon General’s Advisory highlighting the urgent need to address the health worker burnout crisis across the country.


NEWS ALERT: New Surgeon General Advisory Sounds Alarm on Health Worker Burnout and Resignation

Dr. Vivek Murthy Headshot

During Mental Health Awareness Month, Surgeon General’s Advisory Highlights the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health Workers, Who Already Faced Crisis Levels of Burnout Prior to the Pandemic.



 

Dr. Vivek Murthy Headshot

Paul DeChant, MD, MBA - Author, speaker, consultant, and recognized expert on clinician burnout


Burnout expert Dr. Paul DeChant espouses that control is the second driver of burnout. There are many ways in which physicians experience lack of control. As you will read in this piece, many of these are outside of a front-line physician’s span of control, such as regulatory requirements, choice of EHR, etc. DeChant refers to these as “pebbles in the shoe” that can only be relieved by creative problem solving like the daily huddle. (By now almost everyone is aware that a huddle is a brief, stand-up meeting of the team working together in an office or on a unit.)


The burnout producing problems that are addressed in the huddle are there because someone on the team identified the problem, and rather than simply putting up with it, they put it on the huddle board to be reviewed the next day. Read on to explore how you might be able to institute the huddle strategy for burnout prevention.


Blog: Regaining Control and Preventing Burnout through Huddles


 

Christina Maslach, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Emerita; Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley


Burnout poses a major challenge for health care. It is the result of mismatches between the workplace and the worker, in six critical areas. Innovative answers to this challenge need to modify this job-person relationship by managing the chronic job conditions in these areas, so that people can work smarter rather than just harder.


Video: Take On Burnout Where You Are

 

J. Corey Feist, JD, MBA, Co-Founder, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation


J. Corey Feist, JD, MBA is a health care executive with over 20 years of experience. Corey is the Co-Founder of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation and Corey recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of the University of Virginia Physicians Group, the medical group practice of UVA Health comprised of 1200+ physicians and advanced practice providers. Corey has authored numerous publications on the need to support the well-being of the healthcare workforce.


The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act:

  • Establishes grants for training health profession students, residents, or health care professionals in evidence-informed strategies to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, mental health conditions, and substance use disorders. The grants would also help improve health care professionals’ well-being and job satisfaction.

  • Seeks to identify and disseminate evidence-informed best practices for reducing and preventing suicide and burnout among health care professionals, training health care professionals in appropriate strategies, and promoting their mental and behavioral health and job satisfaction.

  • Establishes a national evidence-based education and awareness campaign targeting health care professionals to encourage them to seek support and treatment for mental and behavioral health concerns.

  • Establishes grants for employee education, peer-support programming, and mental and behavioral health treatment; health care providers in current or former COVID-19 hotspots will be prioritized.

  • Establishes a comprehensive study on health care professional mental and behavioral health and burnout, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on such professionals’ health.

Video: Meet Corey Feist, championing legislation for healthcare workers’ mental health | Meet a Participant

 

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Patient Experience Symposium – Boston – September 19-21, 2022


ICD Events is proud to be a part of the solution for this growing crisis with our Healthcare Burnout Symposium. The symposium will provide answers and solutions for healthcare leadership, management, and clinicians affected by the burnout crisis.


We encourage all those interested to reach out to us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the symposium.








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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2022

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During Mental Health Awareness Month, Surgeon General’s Advisory Highlights the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Health Workers, Who Already Faced Crisis Levels of Burnout Prior to the Pandemic

There is a Projected Shortage of More than 3 Million Essential Low-Wage Health Workers in the Next Five Years and a Projected Shortage of Nearly 140,000 Physicians by 2033


Today, United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a new Surgeon General’s Advisory highlighting the urgent need to address the health worker burnout crisis across the country. Health workers, including physicians, nurses, community and public health workers, nurse aides, among others, have long faced systemic challenges in the health care system even before the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to crisis levels of burnout. The pandemic further exacerbated burnout for health workers, with many risking and sacrificing their own lives in the service of others while responding to a public health crisis. Promoting the mental health and well-being of our nation’s frontline health workers is a priority for the Biden-Harris Administration and a core objective of President Biden’s national mental health strategy, within his Unity Agenda.


The Surgeon General’s Advisory Addressing Health Worker Burnout lays out recommendations that the whole-of-society can take to address the factors underpinning burnout, improve health worker well-being, and strengthen the nation’s public health infrastructure.

“At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and time and time again since, we’ve turned to our health workers to keep us safe, to comfort us, and to help us heal,” said Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra. “We owe all health workers – from doctors to hospital custodial staff – an enormous debt. And as we can clearly see and hear throughout this Surgeon General’s Advisory, they’re telling us what our gratitude needs to look like: real support and systemic change that allows them to continue serving to the best of their abilities. I’m grateful to Surgeon General Murthy for amplifying their voices today. As the Secretary of Health and Human Services, I am working across the department and the U.S. government at-large to use available authorities and resources to provide direct help to alleviate this crisis.”
“The nation’s health depends on the well-being of our health workforce. Confronting the long-standing drivers of burnout among our health workers must be a top national priority,” said Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. “COVID-19 has been a uniquely traumatic experience for the health workforce and for their families, pushing them past their breaking point. Now, we owe them a debt of gratitude and action. And if we fail to act, we will place our nation’s health at risk. This Surgeon General’s Advisory outlines how we can all help heal those who have sacrificed so much to help us heal.”

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, health workers were experiencing alarming levels of burnout – broadly defined as a state of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low sense of personal accomplishment at work. Burnout can also be associated with mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression. In 2019, the National Academies of Medicine (NAM) reported that burnout had reached “crisis” levels - PDF , with up to 54% of nurses and physicians, and up to 60% of medical students and residents, suffering from burnout. The pandemic has since affected the mental health of health workers nationwide, with more than 50% of public health workers reporting symptoms of at least one mental health condition, such as anxiety, depression, and increased levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Health worker burnout not only harms individual workers, but also threatens the nation’s public health infrastructure. Already, Americans are feeling the impact of staffing shortages across the health system in hospitals, primary care clinics, and public health departments. With over half a million registered nurses anticipated to retire by the end of 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the need for 1.1 million new registered nurses across the U.S. Further, within the next five years, the country faces a projected national shortage of more than 3 million low-wage health workers - PDF . The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) projects that physician demand will continue to grow faster than supply, leading to a shortage of up to 139,000 physicians - PDF by 2033, with the most alarming gaps occurring in primary care. Health worker burnout affects the public’s ability to get routine preventive and emergency care, and our country’s ability to respond to public health emergencies.


The Surgeon General’s Advisory Addressing Health Worker Burnout lays out recommendations for health care organizations, health insurers, health technology companies, policymakers, academic institutions, researchers, and communities to address health worker burnout and ensure their well-being – so that health workers can thrive and better answer their call as healers.


Topline recommendations to address burnout in the Surgeon General’s Advisory include:

  • Transform workplace culture to empower health workers and be responsive to their voices and needs.

  • We can begin by listening to health workers and seek their involvement to improve processes, workflows, and organizational culture.


  • Eliminate punitive policies for seeking mental health and substance use disorder care.

  • Ensure on-demand counseling and after work hours care are more accessible to health workers to promote and preserve their well-being.


  • Protect the health, safety, and well-being of all health workers.

  • Provide living wages, paid sick and family leave, rest breaks, evaluation of workloads and working hours, educational debt support, and family-friendly policies including childcare and care for older adults for all health workers.

  • Ensure adequate staffing, including surge capacity for public health emergencies, that is representative of the communities they serve. This is critical to protect and sustain health workers and communities.

  • Organizations, communities, and policies must prioritize protecting health workers from workplace violence and ensure that they have sufficient personal protective equipment.

  • In a national survey - PDF among health workers in mid-2021, eight out of 10 experienced at least one type of workplace violence during the pandemic, with two-thirds having been verbally threatened, and one-third of nurses reporting an increase in violence compared to the previous year.

  • Among 26,174 state, tribal, local, and territorial public health workers surveyed across the country during March-April 2021, nearly a quarter (23.4%) reported feeling bullied, threatened, or harassed at work.


  • Reduce administrative burdens to help health workers have productive time with patients, communities, and colleagues.

  • One study showed that on average, for every 1 hour of direct patient care, a primary care provider will spend 2 hours a day on administrative tasks. That is time that could be spent with patients, in the community, and building relationships with colleagues, which is essential to strengthening the health and well-being of both health workers and patients.


  • Prioritize social connection and community as a core value of the healthcare system.

  • This enhances job fulfillment, protects against loneliness and isolation, and ultimately improves the quality of patient care.

  • This includes peer and team-based models of care to strengthen collaboration and create opportunities for social support and community.


  • Invest in public health and our public health workforce.

  • Diversify and expand the public health workforce and improve disease surveillance systems to help address social determinants of health and health inequities, counter health misinformation, and strengthen partnerships across clinical and community settings.


Surgeon General's Advisories are public statements that call the American people's attention to a public health issue and provide recommendations for how it should be addressed. Advisories are reserved for significant public health challenges that need the American people's immediate attention.


Read Addressing Health Worker Burnout: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory for Building a Thriving Health Workforce at www.surgeongeneral.gov/burnout.


For more information about the Office of the Surgeon General, please visit: www.surgeongeneral.gov.

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