Population Health Bulletin
     Complimentary from the publishers of Population Health News           April, 2016  
How Physicians Can Win in the New Healthcare Environment
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  "One of the best ways to increase physician engagement in the delivery of care is to recognize what causes physicians to become disengaged. So, what reduces physician engagement? The answer is "burnout." Studies have consistently shown that burnout is higher among physicians than in people working in other professions. In fact, a degree in medicine increases the risk of burnout, while a degree in fields outside of medicine actually reduce the risk. It has been established that burnout in the healthcare profession does not mirror that of larger societal trends. In addition, studies have shown that physicians have high rates of drug abuse and alcoholism, as well as a higher rate of suicide and divorce than the general population. So one of the best ways to increase physician engagement is to find ways and means to prevent and mitigate the effects of burnout."

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  "58% of physicians would not recommend medicine as a career to students, and often a majority of healthcare professionals report experiencing "compassion fatigue" during their careers."

Excerpted from: Population Health News, Volume 3, Issue 4, April 2016, "Keeping Healthcare Workers Healthy Moves Population Health Forward" by Jade Wood
What's News
  More Hospitals Investing in Population Health Management Tools
Health IT Analytics, April 14, 2016
  Health Choice Network Selects Wellcentive to Advance Population Health
Wellcentive Press Release, April 11, 2016
  Chronic Care Management Benefits One Practice's Population Health Strategy
Healthcare IT News, April 11, 2016
Milestones On The Path To Population Health
Health Affairs, April 11, 2016
  Trustees of Nonprofit Health Care Organizations and Population Health
JAMA, April 7, 2016
Hospitals' Engagement In Population Health: Moving Into The Community
Health Affairs Blog, April 5, 2016
  Care Redesign Survey: Why Population Health Management Is Undervalued
NEJM Catalyst, March 31, 2016
This Month in Population Health News
  • Managing the Unknown Patient: Care Management for Medicaid and Exchange Populations by Mike Myers
  • Keeping Healthcare Workers Healthy Moves Population Health Forward by Jade Wood
  • Making a Case for Population Health: mHealth-Enabled Remote Monitoring Solution Positively Affects Outcomes for People With Diabetes by Rick Altinger
  • Person vs. Patient - the Words Are Important by Jordan Asher, M.D., M.S.
  • Thought Leader's Corner: What Are Effective Ways to Engage Physicians in the Delivery of Care?
  • Industry News brief regarding Caradigm
  • Catching Up with... Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., MPH
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