AGENDA

January 7-29, 2021

 

Thursday, January 7th

ON DEMAND  Science of Self Healing


Rachel R. Taylor, MD, Author & Board Certified Family Medicine Physician In this session we discuss the less widely known science of why physician burnout may occur and what we can do about it. The presentation includes the science behind how much emotion/suicidality we might "pick up" from our environment/patients and the deep importance of having a vast understanding of what is our emotion and others. This session will show how you can integrate this into your busy lifestyle.

  • Discuss the innovations in science of the unseen reasons why burnout may occur
  • Identify where in our own lives we are creating more stress/burnout
  • Learn specific techniques that decrease stress and burnout you can implement now




ON DEMAND Panel - Burnout on the Frontlines and Real-World Solutions for Mental, Social, and Spiritual Health


Jessi Gold, MD, Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP, Director, Brown Lifespan Center for Digital Health
Benjamin F. Miller, Psy.D., Chief Strategy Officer, Well Being Trust
Moderator: Janae Sharp, Founder, Sharp Index

Healthcare worker burnout is intimately linked to the systems they are a part of and the world that they live in. There is no time that has been clearer than now, during COVID-19, when being burned out is influenced by, among other things, availability of personal protective equipment, anti-science sentiment, pay cuts, and layoffs, and caregiving. In this expert panel, you will hear from experts who work on the frontlines inpatient care, but also in policy, public health, and advocacy. They will discuss burnout as they see it, and solutions for change.




1:30pm  Awards for Excellence in Physician, Nurse Leader and Clinicians Well Being


Awards for excellence in Physician, Nurse-Leader and Clinician well-being are a way to celebrate the good news. Projects that have helped, individuals that have made a difference, and systems that take the health of their physicians seriously should be celebrated. We want to recognize excellence in work towards that mission, including the following categories:

  • Most Promising Research in Burnout
  • Best Health Tech Company to Reduce Burnout
  • Best Health Tech Innovator in Burnout and Suicide Prevention
  • Biggest leader in Burnout
  • Best Health System Wellness Program
  • Best Media Coverage of Burnout
  • Best Advocate for Burnout and & Suicide Prevention
  • Best Data Project for reducing Physician Burnout




ON DEMAND  Who are You without the White Coat and Why that Matters?  Deconstructing the Physician Archetype


Jason Onugha, CoFounder, Without the White Coat
Harris Onugha, CoFounder, Without the White Coat Who are you #withoutthewhitecoat? How a simple question can redirect our perception of what it means to “be a healthcare provider”. This session is an open dialogue directed at exploring the intersection of medicine, diversity, creativity, and mental health. How does regularly reflecting and answering the question who am I without the white coat create space for advocacy and vulnerability in medicine?

  • Distinguish between “doing the work of a physician” and “being a physician”
  • Discover how to create space for mental health in medicine
  • Identify barriers to diversity in medicine imposed by the physician archetype





 

Tuesday, January 12th

ON DEMAND Panel: Finding the Middle Ground: Connected Care after COVID 19


Moderator: Wendy Dean, MD, President & CEO and CoFounder, The Moral Injury of Healthcare
Robert Groves, MD, Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer, Banner Aetna
Jane Kim, MD, Director, Healthcare Simulation Education Fellowship, Kings County Hospital/SUNY Downstate
Jon White, MS, BSN, RN CCRN,

The pandemic exposed gaps and vulnerabilities in healthcare systems. We learned how shortages of staff, supplies, and space could leave health systems intensely vulnerable. It showed how chronic underfunding of certain sectors left some populations profoundly vulnerable to poor outcomes. But it also highlighted the amazing progress possible if various sectors of the system—clinicians, administrators, technical staff, and others—come together to address challenges. The decisions we make as we transition out of the pandemic will be a one-time opportunity to rethink, in a larger scale, how healthcare is structured. It will be critical to capture the culture of cooperation, respect, and mutual empathy that engendered such communal effort. Fostering that culture to address the persistent challenges in healthcare is the first step toward better care for patients that is sustainable for clinicians.

How can front line physicians and nurses remain connected in the decision-making process? Join Wendy Dean, MD as she sits down with panelists from across the healthcare team to discuss what we have learned from COVID19 and how those lessons learned will reshape the healthcare landscape.




ON DEMAND  Medical Education is Killing Us: The Unacknowledged Link Between Medical Science and Physician/Nurse Suicide


Anoop Kumar, MD

Modern medicine has brought us penicillin, pacemakers, and prosthetic limbs. It saves lives. The ugly truth is it also takes lives - not only through errors, but through systematically teaching incomplete and dangerous ideas and behaviors. This is the cause of physician and nurse suicide that even physicians and nurses don't want to think about, because it challenges what we think we know. Bring attention to the fact that, despite the apparent moderness of medicine, we still don’t have answers to the most basic questions: What is the human body made of? What is the mind? Where is the mind?

  • Explain how our incomplete medical understanding is directly related to physician and nurse suicide
  • Explain the fact that medical science has not kept up with the latest findings in physics
  • Present a more complete view of human anatomy that is consistent with today’s science and discuss its potential to solve big problems




ON DEMAND  How Electronic Health Record Reporting Program can Improve Clinician Experiences with Health IT


Gary W. Ozanich, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, HealthTech Solutions

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's (ONC) new Electronic Health Record Reporting Program will provide publicly available, comparative information on certified health IT products in order to improve the marketplace. This session will describe the process to determine what information health IT vendors should report for the program and aim to obtain participant feedback on what the program should focus on to improve clinician experiences with health IT.

  • Review the newest and most robust research on healthcare worker burnout/engagement and their association with care quality

  • Demonstrate the link between healthcare worker assessments of work place norms and clinical & operational outcomes.

  • Explore the use of simple, brief, evidence-based interventions used to enhance well-being




ON DEMAND Panel - Watching Out for the Risk of Physician Suicide


Perry Lin, MD, FACP, Assistant Program Director, Internal Medicine, Mount Carmel Health System
Dr. Mona Masood, DO, Founder and Chief Organizer, Physician Support Line

Physician suicide prevention is a critically important topic for all those involved in the wellness of physicians. Often this topic is avoided and skirted in discussions because it can be difficult and show critical flaws in the safety net of our health systems. In this panel discussion we will talk with the thought leaders in physician wellbeing about stigma, interventions, and what exists today. We will discuss the patchwork of reporting guidelines among the various states and territories in the United States, and the even more confusing credentialing system that exists in every single hospital. We will discuss how all aspects of a universal physician wellness program can also be part of a suicide prevention program. Join us for a lively discussion of how to watch out for our doctors.

  • Identify the barriers to help seeking behavior and how that can lead to suicide risk
  • Understand how various aspects of wellness also decrease suicide risk
  • Discover areas of weakness within states and hospital systems that are potential holes in our safety nets




ON DEMAND  Strategies and Recommendations to Reduce Clinician Burden: An Overview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ February 2020 Report Thomas A. Mason, MD, HHS


Thomas A. Mason, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

On February 21, 2020, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report, Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burdens Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs. A collaborative effort between the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the report provides examples of electronic health record (EHR)-related burden and details strategies, recommendations, and policy shifts that aim to give clinicians more time to focus on what matters – caring for their patients. Clinicians have long maintained that fulfilling burdensome administrative and regulatory requirements takes time away from actual care delivery, interferes with the doctor-patient relationship and can lead to burnout.

Thomas Mason, M.D., ONC’s Chief Medical Officer, will explore these goals and sources of burden and will discuss several strategies and recommendations highlighted in the report.

  • Discover the report’s three primary goals for reducing health care provider burden
  • Gain insights informed by extensive stakeholder outreach and engagement
  • Understand the four aspects of EHR-related burden to which the report’s strategies and recommendations are aligned





 

Wednesday, January 13th

ON DEMAND Panel: Finding the Middle Ground: Connected Care after COVID 19


Moderator: Wendy Dean, MD, President & CEO and CoFounder, The Moral Injury of Healthcare
Robert Groves, MD, Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer, Banner Aetna
Jane Kim, MD, Director, Healthcare Simulation Education Fellowship, Kings County Hospital/SUNY Downstate
Jon White, MS, BSN, RN CCRN,

The pandemic exposed gaps and vulnerabilities in healthcare systems. We learned how shortages of staff, supplies, and space could leave health systems intensely vulnerable. It showed how chronic underfunding of certain sectors left some populations profoundly vulnerable to poor outcomes. But it also highlighted the amazing progress possible if various sectors of the system—clinicians, administrators, technical staff, and others—come together to address challenges. The decisions we make as we transition out of the pandemic will be a one-time opportunity to rethink, in a larger scale, how healthcare is structured. It will be critical to capture the culture of cooperation, respect, and mutual empathy that engendered such communal effort. Fostering that culture to address the persistent challenges in healthcare is the first step toward better care for patients that is sustainable for clinicians.

How can front line physicians and nurses remain connected in the decision-making process? Join Wendy Dean, MD as she sits down with panelists from across the healthcare team to discuss what we have learned from COVID19 and how those lessons learned will reshape the healthcare landscape.




ON DEMAND  Medical Education is Killing Us: The Unacknowledged Link Between Medical Science and Physician/Nurse Suicide


Anoop Kumar, MD

Modern medicine has brought us penicillin, pacemakers, and prosthetic limbs. It saves lives. The ugly truth is it also takes lives - not only through errors, but through systematically teaching incomplete and dangerous ideas and behaviors. This is the cause of physician and nurse suicide that even physicians and nurses don't want to think about, because it challenges what we think we know. Bring attention to the fact that, despite the apparent moderness of medicine, we still don’t have answers to the most basic questions: What is the human body made of? What is the mind? Where is the mind?

  • Explain how our incomplete medical understanding is directly related to physician and nurse suicide
  • Explain the fact that medical science has not kept up with the latest findings in physics
  • Present a more complete view of human anatomy that is consistent with today’s science and discuss its potential to solve big problems




ON DEMAND  How Electronic Health Record Reporting Program can Improve Clinician Experiences with Health IT


Gary W. Ozanich, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, HealthTech Solutions

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's (ONC) new Electronic Health Record Reporting Program will provide publicly available, comparative information on certified health IT products in order to improve the marketplace. This session will describe the process to determine what information health IT vendors should report for the program and aim to obtain participant feedback on what the program should focus on to improve clinician experiences with health IT.

  • Review the newest and most robust research on healthcare worker burnout/engagement and their association with care quality

  • Demonstrate the link between healthcare worker assessments of work place norms and clinical & operational outcomes.

  • Explore the use of simple, brief, evidence-based interventions used to enhance well-being




ON DEMAND Panel - Watching Out for the Risk of Physician Suicide


Perry Lin, MD, FACP, Assistant Program Director, Internal Medicine, Mount Carmel Health System
Dr. Mona Masood, DO, Founder and Chief Organizer, Physician Support Line

Physician suicide prevention is a critically important topic for all those involved in the wellness of physicians. Often this topic is avoided and skirted in discussions because it can be difficult and show critical flaws in the safety net of our health systems. In this panel discussion we will talk with the thought leaders in physician wellbeing about stigma, interventions, and what exists today. We will discuss the patchwork of reporting guidelines among the various states and territories in the United States, and the even more confusing credentialing system that exists in every single hospital. We will discuss how all aspects of a universal physician wellness program can also be part of a suicide prevention program. Join us for a lively discussion of how to watch out for our doctors.

  • Identify the barriers to help seeking behavior and how that can lead to suicide risk
  • Understand how various aspects of wellness also decrease suicide risk
  • Discover areas of weakness within states and hospital systems that are potential holes in our safety nets




ON DEMAND  Strategies and Recommendations to Reduce Clinician Burden: An Overview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ February 2020 Report Thomas A. Mason, MD, HHS


Thomas A. Mason, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

On February 21, 2020, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report, Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burdens Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs. A collaborative effort between the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the report provides examples of electronic health record (EHR)-related burden and details strategies, recommendations, and policy shifts that aim to give clinicians more time to focus on what matters – caring for their patients. Clinicians have long maintained that fulfilling burdensome administrative and regulatory requirements takes time away from actual care delivery, interferes with the doctor-patient relationship and can lead to burnout.

Thomas Mason, M.D., ONC’s Chief Medical Officer, will explore these goals and sources of burden and will discuss several strategies and recommendations highlighted in the report.

  • Discover the report’s three primary goals for reducing health care provider burden
  • Gain insights informed by extensive stakeholder outreach and engagement
  • Understand the four aspects of EHR-related burden to which the report’s strategies and recommendations are aligned





 

Tuesday, January 19th

ON DEMAND Panel: Finding the Middle Ground: Connected Care after COVID 19


Moderator: Wendy Dean, MD, President & CEO and CoFounder, The Moral Injury of Healthcare
Robert Groves, MD, Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer, Banner Aetna
Jane Kim, MD, Director, Healthcare Simulation Education Fellowship, Kings County Hospital/SUNY Downstate
Jon White, MS, BSN, RN CCRN,

The pandemic exposed gaps and vulnerabilities in healthcare systems. We learned how shortages of staff, supplies, and space could leave health systems intensely vulnerable. It showed how chronic underfunding of certain sectors left some populations profoundly vulnerable to poor outcomes. But it also highlighted the amazing progress possible if various sectors of the system—clinicians, administrators, technical staff, and others—come together to address challenges. The decisions we make as we transition out of the pandemic will be a one-time opportunity to rethink, in a larger scale, how healthcare is structured. It will be critical to capture the culture of cooperation, respect, and mutual empathy that engendered such communal effort. Fostering that culture to address the persistent challenges in healthcare is the first step toward better care for patients that is sustainable for clinicians.

How can front line physicians and nurses remain connected in the decision-making process? Join Wendy Dean, MD as she sits down with panelists from across the healthcare team to discuss what we have learned from COVID19 and how those lessons learned will reshape the healthcare landscape.




ON DEMAND  Medical Education is Killing Us: The Unacknowledged Link Between Medical Science and Physician/Nurse Suicide


Anoop Kumar, MD

Modern medicine has brought us penicillin, pacemakers, and prosthetic limbs. It saves lives. The ugly truth is it also takes lives - not only through errors, but through systematically teaching incomplete and dangerous ideas and behaviors. This is the cause of physician and nurse suicide that even physicians and nurses don't want to think about, because it challenges what we think we know. Bring attention to the fact that, despite the apparent moderness of medicine, we still don’t have answers to the most basic questions: What is the human body made of? What is the mind? Where is the mind?

  • Explain how our incomplete medical understanding is directly related to physician and nurse suicide
  • Explain the fact that medical science has not kept up with the latest findings in physics
  • Present a more complete view of human anatomy that is consistent with today’s science and discuss its potential to solve big problems




ON DEMAND  How Electronic Health Record Reporting Program can Improve Clinician Experiences with Health IT


Gary W. Ozanich, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, HealthTech Solutions

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's (ONC) new Electronic Health Record Reporting Program will provide publicly available, comparative information on certified health IT products in order to improve the marketplace. This session will describe the process to determine what information health IT vendors should report for the program and aim to obtain participant feedback on what the program should focus on to improve clinician experiences with health IT.

  • Review the newest and most robust research on healthcare worker burnout/engagement and their association with care quality

  • Demonstrate the link between healthcare worker assessments of work place norms and clinical & operational outcomes.

  • Explore the use of simple, brief, evidence-based interventions used to enhance well-being




ON DEMAND Panel - Watching Out for the Risk of Physician Suicide


Perry Lin, MD, FACP, Assistant Program Director, Internal Medicine, Mount Carmel Health System
Dr. Mona Masood, DO, Founder and Chief Organizer, Physician Support Line

Physician suicide prevention is a critically important topic for all those involved in the wellness of physicians. Often this topic is avoided and skirted in discussions because it can be difficult and show critical flaws in the safety net of our health systems. In this panel discussion we will talk with the thought leaders in physician wellbeing about stigma, interventions, and what exists today. We will discuss the patchwork of reporting guidelines among the various states and territories in the United States, and the even more confusing credentialing system that exists in every single hospital. We will discuss how all aspects of a universal physician wellness program can also be part of a suicide prevention program. Join us for a lively discussion of how to watch out for our doctors.

  • Identify the barriers to help seeking behavior and how that can lead to suicide risk
  • Understand how various aspects of wellness also decrease suicide risk
  • Discover areas of weakness within states and hospital systems that are potential holes in our safety nets




ON DEMAND  Strategies and Recommendations to Reduce Clinician Burden: An Overview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ February 2020 Report Thomas A. Mason, MD, HHS


Thomas A. Mason, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

On February 21, 2020, The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report, Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burdens Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs. A collaborative effort between the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the report provides examples of electronic health record (EHR)-related burden and details strategies, recommendations, and policy shifts that aim to give clinicians more time to focus on what matters – caring for their patients. Clinicians have long maintained that fulfilling burdensome administrative and regulatory requirements takes time away from actual care delivery, interferes with the doctor-patient relationship and can lead to burnout.

Thomas Mason, M.D., ONC’s Chief Medical Officer, will explore these goals and sources of burden and will discuss several strategies and recommendations highlighted in the report.

  • Discover the report’s three primary goals for reducing health care provider burden
  • Gain insights informed by extensive stakeholder outreach and engagement
  • Understand the four aspects of EHR-related burden to which the report’s strategies and recommendations are aligned





 

Wednesday, January 20th

ON DEMAND  From Z to A: Secondary Trauma, Burnout and Suicide Risk


Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW, President, American Association of Suicidology Suicide rates have been increasing over the past decade, with the highest rates among middle-aged men. This demographic change might be one of the reasons we are seeing an increase in physician suicide. But maybe not. This presentation will provide an update on data and statistics on suicide in the USA, insights from ideation-to-action frameworks for understanding who is at suicide risk and why, and the role of individuals and organizations to address secondary trauma, burnout prevention, suicide prevention among healthcare providers.

  • Identify current statistics on suicide risk
  • Explain “ideation-to-action” frameworks for understanding suicide
  • List the roles that individuals and organizations play in reducing secondary trauma and suicide risk amongst physicians




ON DEMAND  Compassionate Care:  Keys to Understanding Physician Burnout


Shawn C. Jones, MD, FACS, President, Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care

  • Delineate the impact of burnout on the quality of care delivered
  • Describe the potential interpersonal consequences of burnout
  • Convey personal and organizational means by which burnout can be mitigated




ON DEMAND  Technology and Clinician Burnout - The Cause or the Cure?


Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO of RAPMD Strategic Advisors, Executive In Residence with General Catalyst and immediate past President and CEO of Mission Health The epidemic of burnout among healthcare professionals is receiving growing international attention. The high prevalence of burnout in the healthcare workforce is cause for immediate concern because evidence shows impacts on quality, safety, and healthcare system performance. In addition, analysis suggests that costs for burnout-related turnover may be as high as $1.7 billion annually among hospital-employed physicians, and $17 billion across all US physicians. For nurses, costs are even higher estimated at $9 billion in hospital costs annually, with total national costs of $14 billion. This epidemic must be remedied, given the serious and negative ramifications of poor well-being and low job satisfaction among health care professionals on patient experience, health of populations, and the cost of healthcare. But even in 2013, the RAND Corporation reported that while physicians appreciated having an enhanced ability to remotely access patient information, the then current state of EHR technology significantly worsened professional satisfaction. Other evidence and anecdotal stories abound on various clinician technology frustrations. But what if technology could help rather than hinder physician and clinician well-being and satisfaction? This presentation will explore the pros and cons of technology on workforce well-being and resilience.

  • Understand the current state of physician and clinician burnout
  • Articulate examples of technology that enhances well-being
  • Understand the data regarding technology's impact on clinician well-being




11:00am LIVE Interactive Discusion with Peers and Speakers


We invite all attendees to a unique live session with speakers and your peers. We hope that you have reviewed the various sessions, but even if you have not, you will gain much from this particular session. It is unique and we believe very special. It will be a time to ask questions to our speakers and we will also ask of participants to answer the following questions:

What specific information did you write down/hear from a particular session?

What did it mean to you?

How might you apply this information to make your professional and personal life richer?

Participants will join small breakout rooms to discuss the different questions and then all come together, and with a skilled facilitator, share with the entire group your discussions.

This will not only be an opportunity to simulate a typical ‘live conference’ conversation with fellow attendees, but an opportunity to network and share contact information.





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