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Physicians Are All Alone Together

It is a time of great change and challenge in health care. The challenges are best seen in those who deliver the health care. Marginalization of nursing has been present for decades. Financial designs have long resulted in pressures for fewer nurses doing more as patient care gets more complex. Now this is seen in physicians and across those in health care. 

The chronic provocations of the broken-down 
healthcare "delivery system" relegates physicians into a chronic 
and unsustainable fight-or-flight mode. (Hood) It is indeed a cruel irony that we are all alone – together. (RCB)


Innovation and disruption discussions have been converted into policies, regulation, and the push for digitalization. This rapid change focus is fixed on fixing health care. Instead the relentless bandwagon of disruptive innovation has rolled over those who deliver health care. 
Rapid regressive changes are taking the humanity out of health care. They are taking the health out of those who deliver healt…

For Burnout Relief Focus on Fixing the Financial

With additional decades, with time away from academic influences, with time away from conferences, and with more interactions with practice and practicing physicians - it is possible to see with a different perspective. The leaders and staff shaped by the above may be quite limited in their critical abilities. The newest and most innovative approaches are given free reign. Meanwhile back in the real world of practice, there are consequences.
Conferences to address burnout - this is the nominee for the first Focus on Fixing the Financial post.
Conferences on burnout appear to be a good thing For associations to appear that they are addressing member needs, especially those failing to address the financial design or the innovations, regulations, and digitalizations that make practice worseFor association leaders to raise up their flags to also appear to focus on important areasFor association financesFor advertisers associated with association conferencesFor advertisers hoping to market…