It's time to examine physician well-being

Physician burnout has consequences for the whole healthcare industry.

The impact is seen in physician turnover and job satisfaction, prevalence of substance use disorder, medical error and overall quality of care. The American Medical Association found in 2017 that almost 44% of doctors reported at least one symptom of burnout, in comparison to about 28% of the U.S. population.

Cigna will be hosting a workshop at Becker's Hospital Review 11th Annual Meeting to discuss “Physician Burnout” and learn from a panel of experts at the Community Health Network in Indianapolis, and their Center for Physician Well-Being and Professional Development. They will discuss the prevalence of physician burnout in addition to contributing factors and solutions to combat this important issue among physicians. The Center integrates the work of the Well-Being Advisory Council led by Chief Wellness Officer, Kevin Coss, MD the Physician Leadership Advisory Council led by Vice President Improvement and Physician Leadership Development, Tricia Hern, MD to address four primary goals:

  • Reduce and alleviate physician stress
  • Improve work life integration
  • Develop, coach, and mentor physicians in leadership and at each stage of their career
  • Restore the joy of practice

The Center focuses on these four goals as supported by specific programs, services, and interventions.

Click here for more details and click here to regsiter for the workshop. 

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