Search Tag: burnout

IMAGING Management

High burnout in U.S. radiology dept chairs

2019 15 Jan

A significant number of academic radiology department chairs in the United States suffer from burnout according to the first study investigating burnout among these medical professionals, published in Academic Radiology . Researchers found that burnout in radiology chairs needs to be dealt with immediately through national, institutional and departmental... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiology efficiency: from burnout to wellbeing

2018 11 Dec

Radiologists burnout at a higher average rate then doctors that practice in all other medical specialities. There are a variety of factors that lead to symptoms of burnout in the medical profession but for radiologists the major cause is the extreme pressure to do more in less time. Coupled with bureaucratic workload routine, a decreasing sense of... Read more

Executive Health Management

2018 28 Nov

By now, everyone is familiar with the impact that a shortage of nurses has on healthcare organisations. In any hospital, nurses are one of the highest budget components, and not just because of absolute employee numbers. Excessive overtime and the stress associated with it increases costs twice: first with the increased rate of pay, and second with... Read more

IMAGING Management

Study: 'above average' burnout symptoms among Canadian radiologists

2018 03 Oct

Physician burnout is a significant issue in healthcare worldwide, and radiology burnout rates are ranked high compared to other specialities. A new study assessing radiologist and radiology trainee burnout in Canada finds above average burnout symptoms with regard to both emotional exhaustion and depersonalisation. "Future research directions... Read more

Executive Health Management

Critical compassion

2018 22 Sep

The Compassionate Care Initiative at the University of Virginia Compassionate care is essential to provide quality care and support a resilient workforce. The Compassionate Care Initiative offers programmes that support resilience for critical care providers and hospital leadership. “Compassion is central to being fully human” (Halifax... Read more

Executive Health Management

Human factor approaches improving EMR usability and satisfaction

2018 22 Sep

The EMR does not have to fail The much-maligned Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is not necessarily a tool which leads to physician burnout. The KLAS Arch Collaborative shows that proper training, personalisation and teamwork can optimise the use of this digital tool without stress and frustration. (For the purposes of this report, the terms... Read more

Executive Health Management

Staff matters infographic

2018 22 Sep

A snapshot view of the challenges facing healthcare human resources. Read more

IMAGING Management

Finding ways to reduce burnout in radiologists

2018 08 Aug

Burnout is a global health problem affecting physicians across all medical specialities who work in variable hospital settings and work environments. Radiologists, in particular, experience high rates of burnout, and this trend has only continued to worsen, according to a special report published online in the journal Academic Radiology. It... Read more

Executive Health Management

Medical errors: caused by burnout or unsafe healthcare settings?

2018 17 Jul

Medical errors are said to be responsible for 100,000 to 200,000 deaths in the U.S. each year. While medical errors are common, there is limited data on how physician burnout contributes to such mistakes. A new Stanford-led study shows that medical errors may stem more from physician burnout than unsafe healthcare settings.  Researchers conducted... Read more

Executive Health Management

Four-steps to fight back against EHR burnout

2018 27 Mar

Burnout among U.S. physicians seems to have reached epidemic proportions. As shown in several recent studies, nearly half of U.S. practitioners experience burnout, mainly attributed to increased use of EHRs. Physicians are spending more time in front of computer screens instead of interacting with patients. A 2016 study of ambulatory care physicians... Read more