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Physician Burnout and PTSD: How Traumatic Events Impact Care
November 06, 2018 Chuck Buck | Erica Remer, MD | Timothy Powell, CPA | Stanley Nachimson | Mel Tully | Julie Dooling | Tracy G. Sanson, MD

The tragic events that shocked the nation’s collective conscience on an otherwise peaceful recent Saturday morning call to mind the intersection of physician burnout and post-traumatic stress syndrome.

With physician burnout reported to be widespread and suicides among physicians escalating at an alarming rate, do disasters – both natural and manmade – disproportionately impact the profession? Or are there other conflicts endemic to healthcare that tear at the emotional and mental health of physicians, thus creating a sense of helplessness?

Reporting on our lead story during this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be Dr. Tracy Sanson, a practicing emergency physician, consultant, and educator on leadership development and medical education. A national and international speaker, Dr. Sanson also serves as a core faculty member for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Other segments to be featured on the broadcast include:

  • CDI Report: What does the future of clinical documentation integrity (CDI) look like? Mel Tully, vice president of clinical services and education for the healthcare division of Nuance Communication, reports on the evolution of CDI as an integrated, interdisciplinary function impacting patient care.

  • News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesday News Desk.

  • Tuesday Focus: Julie Dooling, a director at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), reports on health information management challenges and tips for hospitals and other healthcare organizations in the aftermath of a hurricane, specifically in light of the devastation recently brought by Hurricane Michael.

  • RegWatch: Leading healthcare technology consultant Stanley Nachimson returns to the broadcast to report on the final rules for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) that were released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Thursday. 

  • TalkBack: Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host Erica Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc., reports on an issue that recently caught her attention during her popular TalkBack segment.
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