It’s no secret physician burnout is a serious problem:
- 88% of physicians surveyed said they felt “moderately to severely” stressed and burned out on a given workday (1)
- More than 80% of physicians surveyed said their organization is doing “nothing” to help them deal with stress and burnout (1)
- Physician burnout is linked to a 16% decrease in patient satisfaction and an 11% increase in reported medical errors (2)
In a new white paper, Physician Burnout by the Numbers: Examining the Power of A.I. to Reduce Physician Burnout, NoteSwift partnered with Dr. Robert Van Demark, Jr., to explore how artificial intelligence technology has to potential to significantly reduce physician burnout.
In this paper, you’ll find the following:
- Compilation of recent data and studies on the symptoms and causes or physician burnout
- Research connecting physician burnout to employee retention
- Examination of how EHR use contributes to the burnout crisis
- A look ahead to emerging solutions to this crisis
Dr. Van Demark, Jr., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and Clinical Professor, Section Head of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of South Dakota – Sanford School of Medicine, has been practicing medicine for more than four decades, and is an advocate of A.I. in healthcare.
“As a practicing physician, I’ve felt the weight of added regulations, new technologies, and the pressures that come with our daily work,” explains Dr. Van Demark, Jr. “Like you, my goal is to focus on improving patient care, and I believe our way forward looks brighter with emerging A.I. solutions.”
(1) VITAL WorkLife & Cejka Search (2015). 2015 Physician Stress and Burnout Survey.
(2) Advisory Board (2016). Combating Physician Burnout; Five Insights to Help Restore the Balance.