Ending Physician Burnout Global Summit

Ending Physician Burnout Global Summit

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Kraft D. Designing the future of care, to care for the carers. Presented at: Ending Physician Burnout Global Summit; August 24-26 (virtual meeting).

Disclosures: Healio was unable to confirm relevant financial disclosures at the time of publication.
August 27, 2021
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Measurable devices optimize resiliency, prevent physician burnout

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Kraft D. Designing the future of care, to care for the carers. Presented at: Ending Physician Burnout Global Summit; August 24-26 (virtual meeting).

Disclosures: Healio was unable to confirm relevant financial disclosures at the time of publication.
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The future of physician burnout prevention relies on breaking old ways of thinking and using new technologies to not only optimize wellness but reimagine what personalized precision medicine looks like.

“One of my favorite key takeaways from a conference comes from NHS Innovation where they shared this old quote: the difficulty lies not in the new ideas, but escaping from the old ones (John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment 1935),” Daniel Kraft, MD, faculty chair of medicine at Singularity University and founder of Exponential Medicine, said. “How we structure medicine, medical education and mental health for our colleagues and our patients sometimes are stuck in very old mindsets. We need to break those open going forward to help in burnout and taking care of our caregivers.”

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In the same way bad behaviors in diet, smoking, stress and sleep lead to most chronic conditions identified in patients, these similar risky behaviors can be identified among fellow caregivers and assist in preventing physician burnout in the first place. Leveraging new technology, like wearable devices, that measure every element can provide better feedback to tailor a personalized approach to management. While the potential of this reimagined technology is astronomical, measuring everything from heart rate to AI-identified mental health biomarkers through voice recognition, the basic aim remains the same: optimized resiliency, optimized wellness and optimized early diagnosis.

“Nobody is once size fits all, just like care for our patients needs smart design thinking, you might need different ways of interacting with self-care and prevention going forward,” Kraft concluded. “The future of health care is leveraging new technologies and how we use creative exponential thinking to improve support that is not just for patients but our healthcare systems. ... The best way to predict the future of health medicine and clinical self-care is not to predict it, but to build it collaboratively.”