Workforce

Feb 12, 2018
A medical staff development plan identifies your community's needs for physicians. It establishes your hospital or health system's physician need and recruitment priorities. And it addresses other medical staff development issues. An up-to-date, contemporary medical staff development plan is…
Jan 17, 2018
A critical need exists to elevate the discussion about workforce planning and development to ensure it becomes a standing, rather than crisis-driven, component of comprehensive strategic planning for hospitals and health systems.
Nov 13, 2017
As a 40-year-old former driver for Meals on Wheels, Brooke Wagen is not a typical medical school student. While her classmates in their 20s might be occupied with settling into their first year of studies and debating which specialty to enter, Wagen already has a concrete vision of how she’ll use…
Nov 13, 2017
Long-established medical schools are taking big leaps in moving toward a curriculum focused on value and communities. The A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona partnered with the National Association of Community Health Centers to create a total-immersion training model.…
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Well-being and value

Oct 9, 2017
Burnout takes its toll on physicians. It can also take its toll on health care, and it’s become a growing concern for hospitals and health systems across the country. Physician burnout — marked by emotional exhaustion, “depersonalization” and a lack of feeling of accomplishment — has a…
Oct 9, 2017
More than five years after her patient died, a physician is still haunted by her role in his final days. Earlier this year, in an anonymous TED podcast, the physician told her story. Her patient — whom she called Mr. W — was screaming that he wanted to leave the hospital. Instead of using her…
Oct 9, 2017
Working as a hospitalist for many years, Daniel L. Roberts, M.D., has heard it both ways: Some say hospitalists are more prone to burnout than other physicians. Others say hospitalists are more protected from burnout than their colleagues in other specialties.
Sep 11, 2017
In the era of value-based purchasing, including physicians in the development of strategy has never been more crucial. Your system’s future will depend on the ability of your physicians and related providers to deliver better, more effective care and manage to quality metrics. In the longer…
Jul 10, 2017
Medical school enrollment climbs 28% Increase in first-year enrollment at U.S. medical schools since 2002. 40% The portion of that growth attributed to 22 new schools.
Jul 10, 2017
Slowly and surely, we’ve been burning out a generation of doctors and nurses. The numbers are startling: Over 50 percent of physicians report one or more symptoms of burnout. Over 50 percent of nurses are emotionally exhausted, and 25 percent are clinically depressed. Most doctors won’t recommend…