November 29, 2016
NEW clinician and organizational vitality resources!
The Institute is proud to announce the addition of resources centering on clinician and organizational vitality to help with stress reduction and clinician wellness.
Portland, Oregon -- This month the Patient-Centered Primary Care Institute, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center, is proud to announce the addition of resources centering on clinician and organizational wellness and stress reduction. Early in 2016 the Foundation for Medical Excellence, with support from the Oregon Health Authority’s Transformation Center, initiated a study to identify:
- Challenges to the well-being and work satisfaction of Oregon health care clinicians;
- Programs developed by health care organizations to promote clinician well-being;
- Gaps that remain to be filled to strengthen the vitality of all health care professionals in Oregon.
This study focused on healthcare organizations and clinicians in Oregon with direct patient care responsibilities, including physicians (MD/DO), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, and dentists.
The study found that Oregon clinicians are stressed by several factors:
- The need to keep up with the clinical demands of increased enrollment of patients with more complex and chronic diseases;
- Ancillary, non-clinical work demanded by documentation in the electronic health record;
- Meeting the regulatory requirements of Medicare and Medicaid;
- Increased complexity of coding diagnoses and procedures.
Health care organization leaders indicated they would benefit from a “toolkit” or roadmap of well-being promotion practices for their clinicians and professional workforce. To that end, OHA partnered with the Institute which in response has added over 40 resources to the current online library for health care staff and clinicians to find evidence-based ways to effectively reduce stress and alleviate burnout.
View these resources on the Clinician and Organizational Vitality page.