In "Back From Burnout: Confronting the Post-pandemic Physician Turnover Crisis," an October report from the Medical Group Management Association and Jackson Physician Search, Jessica Dudley, MD, chief clinical officer of Press Ganey, was interviewed on her tips to minimize burnout.
The report includes a survey, conducted in August 2022, that received responses from 326 physicians and healthcare administrators.
Here are her three tips to mitigate burnout she gleaned during her role as chief medical officer at Boston-based Brigham and Women's Hospital:
1. Addressing EHR pain points
Dr. Dudley and her team used data to see who was struggling and then delivered "at the elbow support with experts."
2. Mental health support
Helping struggling physicians access mental health support is critical, Dr. Dudley said. Her team built a faculty training mental health program where physicians could go to a dedicated email and protected phone line for a consultation with a psychiatrist or psychologist.
3. Creating team collegiality
Dr. Dudley's team created a project that enabled physicians to get together for social activities.