Research and News

Recent Media Coverage

VITAL WorkLife staff has been interviewed and featured in the media, and also has been writing articles on physician wellness-related topics. Here are some of our articles and audio clips.

Physician Engagement Survey Articles

Coverage and interviews related to our VITAL WorkLife and Cejka Search Physician Engagement Survey appeared in several publications and media, including:

H & HN, “Building Physician Engagement in Your Organization”

AAMA Executive Online, "Physician Engagement: Increasing It by Understanding What’s Important to Physicians" (subscription required)

Medmonthly.com, “Physician Engagement: A $100,000 Per Month Question”

Healthcare Finance News, “5 Tips for Doctor Engagement”

iHT2, “5 Ways for Hospitals to Get Physicians More Engaged”

Physician Magazine, “Physician Engagement: A Key Driver of Physician Satisfaction and Organizational Effectiveness”

FierceHealthcare.com, “How Hospitals Can Boost Physician Engagement”

Becker’s Hospital Review, “5 Ways for Hospitals to Get Physicians More Engaged”

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Organizational Culture Survey Articles

Coverage and interviews related to our VITAL WorkLife and Cejka Search Organizational Culture Survey appeared in several publications and media, including:

The Physician Executive Journal of Medical Management, “Organizational Culture: Addressing the Satisfaction Gaps Around Cultural Fit” (subscription required)

ACPHospitalist, “Finding a Job That Fits”

HR Pulse, “Addressing Physician Satisfaction Gaps Around Cultural Fit” (subscription required).

Physician Magazine, “Organizational Culture: Addressing the Satisfaction Gaps Around Cultural Fit”

AAOS Now, “The Importance of Organizational Culture”

AAOS Now, “Building an Organizational Culture”

Group Practice Journal, “Physician Stress and Burnout: Causes, Effects, and Impact on Performance and Behavior” (subscription required)

H & HN, “Culture is Critical to Physician Satisfaction”

Advance Healthcare ExecutiveInsight, “Closing the Gap on Organizational Culture”

Becker’s Hospital Review, “3 Cultural Aspects Most Important to Physician Satisfaction”

AAMA Executive Online, "Organizational Culture: Addressing the Satisfaction Gaps Around Cultural Fit” (subscription required)

Medmonthly.com, “Physicians and Organizational Culture: Addressing the Satisfaction Gaps Around Cultural Fit”

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Physician Stress and Burnout Survey Articles

Physicians Practice, “How Practice Managers Can Alleviate Physician Stress” (free registration)

Renal & Neurology News, “How to Combat Burnout”

Chicago Medicine, “Coping With Stress”

Physicians Practice, “How Practice Managers Can Alleviate Physician Stress” (free registration)

H & HN, “Battling Physician Burnout”

Amednews.com, “How to Help Medical Practice Staff Avoid Burnout”

Fierce Practice Management, “3 Keys to Cutting Physician Stress”

Physicians Practice, “Five Ways to Combat Physician Stress” (free registration)

AAOS Now, “Physician Stress and Burnout: Taking Care of Yourself”

Huffington Post, “Doctor Burnout: How Common Is It?”

FiercePracticeManagement.com, “Physician Wellness Experts on Combating Burnout”

AAOS Now, “Physician Stress and Burnout: Prevalence, Cause and Effect”

AAMA Executive Online, “Stress, Burnout and the Disruptive Physician” (subscription required)

Southern California Physician, “Physician Burnout: The Rising Cost of Stress”

Amednews.com, “Stressed Physicians Reluctant to Seek Support”

H & HN Daily, “Combating Physician Stress”

Becker’s Hospital Review, “Study: Physicians in Their 40s Have Highest Stress Levels”

Physicians Practice, “Physician Burnout Signs, Symptoms May Differ by Gender" (free registration)

HealthLeaders Media, “For Stressed Docs, Where to Turn?”

Amednews.com, “Nearly 90% of Physicians Feel Stressed Every Day, Report Says”

ACP Hospitalist, “Nearly 9 in 10 Doctors Stressed on Any Given Day”

FiercePracticeManagement.com, “Three Weapons to Battle Physician Stress”

Becker’s Hospital Review, “Survey: Physicians Say Hospitals Don't Offer Enough Help in Stress Management”

Medical Economics and Modern Medicine, “Survey: Physicians Stressed, but Help Not Offered”

Physician’s Money Digest, “Physician Stress Factor”

Healthcare Finance News, “Impact of Physician Stress is Underestimated”

PowerYourPractice.com, “Physician Stress: What Causes it & How to Deal with It”

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Articles and Interviews

Coverage, interviews and articles VITAL WorkLife staff have written and been included in on a wide range of topics related to physician well-being, including:

EyeWorld, “Your Practice: A Great Place to Work?”

Becker’s Hospital Review, “Are We Trading Happy Physicians for Efficient Ones?”

Medmonthly.com, “Challenging Patients or Challenging Times?”

Physician Magazine, “Dealing With Change”

Medscape, “Drug Abuse Among Doctors: Easy, Tempting, and Not Uncommon” (registration required)

HR Pulse, “Peer Coaching and Mentoring: Programs to Improve Staff Performance and Satisfaction” (subscription required)

Medmonthly.com, “When Life Impacts Work: Finding Work/Life Balance”

Physician Magazine, “The Medical Marriage”

Physician Magazine, “When Life Impacts Work”

Medmonthly.com, “Death & Dying: Unlearning What You Learned in Medical School”

Medscape Today, “How Doctors' Feelings Affect Their Patients' Care” (registration required)

Medmonthly.com, “Conflicts Between Colleagues: What to Do When Work Relationships Stop Working”

Medical Risk Institute, “Coping with Medical Errors” (subscription required)

Becker’s Hospital Review, “28 Statistics: How Physicians and Administrators Perceive Physician Satisfaction”

Medscape Today, “When Is It Time to Live for Yourself?” (registration required)

Physician Magazine, “Coping with Grief and Loss”

Employee Benefit News, “First, Do No Harm”

HR Pulse, “Consistent Change — Dealing Effectively With Change in a Rapidly Evolving Health Care Environment”

HealthLeaders Media, “Physician, Heal Thy Disruptive Behavior”

Medical Board of California Newsletter, “Physicians Under Stress: Recognition and Support”

Physicians Practice, “Heading Off Physician Burnout”

Medical Office Today, “Keeping Staff Morale High”

Modern Medicine, “Disruptive Behaviors in Obstetric Services Diminished with Action Plan”

Doctor’s Crossing, “Google’s Employee Perks — Could It Work For Healthcare?”

HR Pulse, “Creating Effective Physician Wellness”

Healthcare Risk Management, “Patient Safety and Metrics: Obtain Good Data” (subscription required)

FierceHealthcare.com, “How to End Disruptive Behavior that Compromises Patient Safety”

Inside the Joint Commission, “Outbursts In Your Hospital: How to Deal With Disruptive Physicians” (subscription required)

Minnesota Medicine, “Disruptive Docs”

Credentialing & Peer Review Legal Insider, “Reintegrate Formerly Impaired Physicians Onto the Medical Staff After a Leave of Absence” (subscription required)

Compensation & Benefits Review, “Physician Assistance Programs Address Behavioral and Performance”

Healthcare Risk Management, “Study Behavioral Issues With Metrics” (subscription required)

Medscape Today, “Crackdown on Physician Disruptive Behavior”

The Physician Executive Journal of Medical Management, “The Impact of Stress and Burnout on Physician Satisfaction and Behaviors” (subscription required)

Group Practice Journal, “Addressing Physician Disruptive Behaviors to Improve Relationships, Process Flow, and Patient Outcomes” (subscription required)

NurseZone.com, “Changing the Physician-Nurse Dynamic”

ACPHospitalist, “A Matter of Respect”

AAOS Now, a publication of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), “The Impact of Stress and Burnout on Physician Satisfaction and Behaviors” (subscription required)

Journal of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters, “Two Sides of Disruptive Behaviors: The How, Why and What to Do” (subscription required)

Principal Investigative Advisor, “Is Burnout a Stealthy Saboteur in Your Lab?” (subscription required)

PhysiciansPractice.com, “Dealing With Bad Behavior” (free registration)

MedCityNews.com, “VITAL WorkLife Targets Burned-Out, Problem Docs”

Employee Benefit Advisor, “Care For the Caregivers”

ReachMD-XM Radio, a program on disruptive physicians (free registration)

amednews.com, “Disruptive Behavior by Doctors, Nurses Persists a Year After Crackdown”

Immediate Care Business, “Problem Employees: An Overview”

The Physician Executive Journal of Medical Management, “Early Intervention Can Help Prevent Disruptive Behavior” (subscription required)

Doctor’s Digest, “Designing a Safer Practice”

Journal of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters, “The Joint Commission Disruptive Behavior Standard: Intent and Impact” (subscription required)

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