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New Workflows Have Potential to Address Provider Burnout

Change fatigue is the leading cause of care team burnout, yet new solutions needed

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MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New solutions are needed to address burnout among health care team members, yet, in a catch-22 situation for health industry leaders, change fatigue contributes to burnout, according to a Vocera Communications report entitled In Pursuit of Resilience, Well-Being, and Joy in Healthcare.

Rachel Abrahams, M.P.H., from the Experience Innovation Network (part of Vocera Communications), and colleagues examined how leaders from 160 hospitals, clinics, and health systems are addressing burnout, as well as supporting the well-being of care team members.

The report authors note that four key imperatives form the backbone of successful and sustainable strategies to improve burnout. These include: building an intentional, human-centered culture; employing a comprehensive approach to burnout and well-being; cultivating a team mindset; and integrating burnout and well-being strategies with all other organizational priorities.

"This report aims to help health care leaders approach improvement in a way that does not exacerbate the problem, but rather unlocks and enhances the inherent resilience, well-being, and joy of their teams," the authors write.

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