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NEJM Catalyst Q&A

Caring for clinicians: From burnout to wellness

Enhancing the clinician experience

Burnout has long been a problem for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. The pandemic sped up the crisis. How should health care leaders and clinicians respond?

CEO of Optum Care Solutions Dr. Patrick Conway explores how to move beyond burnout and focus on clinician wellness. Topics include:

  • Recognizing the complexities and drivers of burnout
  • Identifying what motivates and satisfies clinicians
  • Developing a tactical strategy to make delivering care easier
  • Understanding the evolution of burnout post-COVID-19

Get real-world advice on what health care leaders can do to improve the clinician experience. This includes deepening mental health support, easing prior authorization, enabling better decision support, increasing interoperability and more.


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