Joining me for episode #230 is Paul DeChant, MD, MBA to talk about reducing burnout, especially physician burnout, through Lean.
Paul (see his bio here) is the former CEO of Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, a 300-physician multispecialty medical group in California's Central Valley. Before that, he had stints at organizations including Geisinger Health System and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. He is now a consultant and executive coach for Simpler Healthcare.
He has also been blogging, and some of Paul's recent posts include:
- Physician Engagement – Who Should Fix Our Broken Processes?
- Is There a “Best Practice” for Lean in Healthcare?
- Why is Physician Engagement in Lean Even an Issue?
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In the podcast, we talk about questions and topics including:
- Tell us about your career… how did you get involved in healthcare leadership and how did you get exposed to Lean?
- What problems or opportunities were you trying to address with Lean?
- How did you see your role and participation as CEO? As a physician leader?
- You recently wrote a blog post “why is physician engagement even an issue?” How would you describe the current state of life for an MD before Lean?
- Can Lean help prevent burnout for MDs or others?
- Is there a point where somebody gets “too burned out” and can't be turned?
For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/230.
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