CEO Summit on Clinician Well-Being Report Published

March 17, 2021

The report, Documenting a Day of Discussion: Ahead of the Crest of the Wave Creating the National Agenda for Systemic Change for Enhanced Clinician Well-Being, is now available for review in Learn at ACGME.

In December 2019, the ACGME, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and National Academy of Medicine (NAM) co-sponsored the CEO Summit on Clinician Well-Being. The meeting facilitated discussion on burnout and clinician well-being, as well as how executive leaders can work together to promote systemic solutions, at both the local institutional and the national policy levels.

Thirty-three executive leaders from health systems across the country discussed how to promote systemic solutions to support clinician well-being and our shared goals of promoting patient safety, delivering high-quality patient care, and addressing the economic sustainability of the nation’s health systems.

The discussion from the day identified nine priority areas:

  1. Increase the uniformity and reduce the volume of quality measures and payments metrics reported across payers.
  2. Review licensing, certification and credentialing requirements.
  3. Improve electronic health record (EHR) and related workflows.
  4. Use metrics and assessment.
  5. Identify a leader in wellness (e.g., Chief Wellness Officer).
  6. Leverage national strengths to achieve pace and scale nationally; develop a systems approach.
  7. Prepare clinicians better for the health care environment due to mismatch between expectations and process.
  8. Acknowledge competing priorities and financial challenges affecting well-being
  9. Ensure governance awareness and buy-in for well-being.

The COVID-19 pandemic temporarily delayed the completion of this report but also highlighted the criticality of addressing and prioritizing the burnout and well-being of health care workforce members.

Read the Report