Clinician burnout among physicians, advanced practice providers and registered nurses is a major problem. According to data collected by National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, up to 54% of nurses and physicians experience symptoms of burnout.
The movement to acknowledge burnout in healthcare and address the root causes of stress that lead to reduced professional fulfillment, focuses on systems-level factors within healthcare organizations. We know that personal resilience and attention to one’s individual health and well-being is critically important, but this is only part of the equation. In order to fully understand and tackle clinician burnout, we must recognize it is not primarily a personal issue, but instead woven into the conditions of work.
In order to address the factors that contribute to burnout for our own clinicians, the Johns Hopkins Office of Well-Being is collaborating with partners across Johns Hopkins Medicine to look at systems, processes, and practices that promote the well-being of our clinical faculty and staff. And we are working to mitigate the things that get in the way of professional fulfillment and work life balance.
In addition to our work within Johns Hopkins Medicine, we have joined the Stanford Physician Wellness Academic Consortium, which enables us to collaborate, share interventions and benchmark data with peer institutions across the country. We are also part of the Leadership & Working Group for the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience.
Sprint EHR Training
A work efficiency initiative that brings Epic experts to individual hospital clinics for two weeks of focused team-based and one-to-one training. The Sprints are designed so that people are get relevant training in the production environment, with solutions tailored to their needs. The program, modeled after one at the University in Colorado, was piloted in General Internal Medicine at Green Spring Station in June 2021, and will be rolled out in Neurology in the coming months.
Johns Hopkins Medicine Care Transformation Team
The Office of Care Transformation directs performance improvement programs across Johns Hopkins Health System designed to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, consistency and affordability of health care delivery for patients and providers. Through a programmatic and disciplined strategy, the Vice President of Care Transformation engages front line health care providers to implement initiatives that eliminate barriers to care delivery, facilitate evidence-based practice, and harmonize system-wide practice standards.
Through the Providers Aligned in Care Transformation (PACT) initiative, the Office of Care Transformation and Armstrong Institute engage multidisciplinary clinical teams to design and implement performance improvement solutions to “make Hopkins easy.” The craniotomy and cardiac catheterization services recently participated in PACT. Through their eight-month partnership, the clinical teams redesigned their care to increase effectiveness, which included scheduling and performing procedures more efficiently, reducing length of stay, providing better outcomes through patient education, and improving the patient and provider experience. If your clinical team is interested in leveraging PACT, contact Pamela Johnson and Rebecca Stone.
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Dragon Medical One
The medical transcription software was one of the first initiatives announced by JHMto improve work efficiency, and now has about 1,500 consistent users. Clinicians say the voice recognition tool seamlessly transcribes in Epic in real time, creating a work day that is more efficient and focused on patients.
IRB Processes (coming soon)
Joy in Medicine Task Force
Learn about the Joy in Medicine Task Force and Access the Report (JHED required)