Health Care

Association Between Team Learning Behavior and Reduced Burnout Among Medicine Residents

Citation Myers, C.G., Sateia, H.F., & Desai, S.V. (2018). Association between team learning behavior and reduced burnout among medicine residents. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 33(12) 2037–2039. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-018-4596-2 Summary Burnout is a pervasive and alarming issue for physicians-in-training (residents), as well as practicing physicians, with significant consequences for resident well-being, care quality, and patient safety. Efforts to address burnout have emphasized both organization-level factors that create more supportive environments and individual-level factors that enhance physician resilience in the face of challenges.

Excising the “Surgeon Ego” to Accelerate Progress in the Culture of Surgery

Citation Myers, C.G., Lu-Myers, Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2018). Excising the “surgeon ego” to accelerate progress in the culture of surgery. BMJ, 363, k4537. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4537 Author Response to Rapid Response Letters Myers, C.G., Lu-Myers, Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2018). Responding to the “surgeon ego”: Progress made and paths forward. BMJ, 363, k4537. https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k4537/rr-6 Summary Surgical culture is shifting towards a more positive and humanistic culture, in part as a response to both extreme and subtle ego driven disruptive behaviours among surgeons.

How Discrimination Against Female Doctors Hurts Patients

Citation Myers, C.G., & Sutcliffe, K.M. (2018, August). How discrimination against female doctors hurts patients. Harvard Business Review, Digital article. https://hbr.org/2018/08/how-discrimination-against-female-doctors-hurts-patients Summary Systematic discrimination against women in medicine constitutes a potential threat to patient safety and public health. Accumulating evidence shows that women deliver superior care. For example, one study of over 1.5 million Medicare patients found that those who were treated by a female physician were less likely to die or be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days than those patients treated by a male physician.

Social Media as a Platform for Surgical Learning: Use and Engagement Patterns Among Robotic Surgeons

Citation Myers, C.G., Kudsi, O.Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2018). Social media as a platform for surgical learning: Use and engagement patterns among robotic surgeons. Annals of Surgery, 267(2), 233–235. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000002479 Abstract In response to technological advances and growing dispersion of surgical practice around the globe, social media platforms have emerged in recent years as channels for surgeons to share experiences, ask questions, and learn from one another. To better understand surgeons’ engagement with these platforms, we analyzed data from a closed-membership Facebook group for robotic surgeons.

Incorporating Interpersonal Skills into Otolaryngology Resident Selection and Training

Citation Lu-Myers, Y., & Myers, C.G. (2018). Incorporating interpersonal skills into otolaryngology resident selection and training. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 158(1), 21–23. https://doi.org/10.1177/0194599817731754. 1 Abstract Increasing attention has been paid to the selection of otolaryngology residents, a highly competitive process but one with room for improvement. A recent commentary in this journal recommended that residency programs more thoroughly incorporate theory and evidence from personnel psychology (part of the broader field of organizational science) in the resident selection process.

Surgeons Are Using Social Media to Share and Learn New Skills

Citation Myers, C.G., Kudsi, O.Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2017, October). Surgeons are using social media to share and learn new skills. Harvard Business Review, Digital article. https://hbr.org/2017/10/surgeons-are-using-social-media-to-share-and-learn-new-skills Translated 克里斯托弗·迈尔斯 [Myers], 优素福·库德斯 [Kudsi], 阿米尔·加佛理等 [Ghaferi]. (2017, December). 外科医生利用社交媒体学习新技能. Harvard Business Review China. http://www.hbrchina.org/2017-12-08/5715.html Translated كريستوفر مايرز [Myers], يوسف قدسي [Kudsi], أمير غافيري [Ghaferi]. (2017, December). الجراحون يستفيدون من وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي لمشاركة وتعلّم مهارات جديدة Harvard Business Review Arabia. https://hbrarabic.

Health Care Providers Can Use Design Thinking to Improve Patient Experiences

Citation Kim, S.H., Myers, C.G., & Allen, L. (2017, August). Health care providers can use design thinking to improve patient experiences. Harvard Business Review, Digital article. https://hbr.org/2017/08/health-care-providers-can-use-design-thinking-to-improve-patient-experiences/ Summary Design thinking has taken hold in health care, leading to the development of new products and improved design of spaces. Yet it remains underused in addressing other important challenges, such as patient transportation, communication issues between clinicians and patients, and differential treatment of patients due to implicit bias, to name just a few.

When Health Care Providers Look at Problems from Multiple Perspectives, Patients Benefit

Citation Frimpong, J.A., Myers, C.G., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Lu-Myers, Y. (2017, June). When health care providers look at problems from multiple perspectives, patients benefit. Harvard Business Review, Digital article. https://hbr.org/2017/06/when-health-care-providers-look-at-problems-from-multiple-perspectives-patients-benefit/ Summary Health care providers have vastly different ways of seeing and treating patients, as differences in profession, specialty, experience, or background lead them to pay attention to particular signals or cues, and influence how they approach problems. While diverse perspectives and approaches to care are important, if they are not managed appropriately, they can cause misunderstandings, bias decision-making, and get in the way of the best care.

Making Management Skills a Core Component of Medical Education

Citation Myers, C.G., & Pronovost, P.J. (2017). Making management skills a core component of medical education. Academic Medicine, 92(5), 582–584. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000001627 Author Reply to Letter Myers, C.G., & Pronovost, P.J. (2018). In reply to Khoo and Teo. Academic Medicine, 93(4), 517. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000002124 Abstract Physicians are being called upon to engage in greater leadership and management in increasingly complex and dynamic health care organizations. Yet, management skills are largely undeveloped in medical education.

Dr. Jamie Thompson: Diagnosing an Organizational Issue

Citation Myers, C.G., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Lu-Myers, Y. (2017, February). Dr. Jamie Thompson: Diagnosing an organizational issue. WDI Case No. 1-430-501. Ann Arbor, MI: WDI Publishing. Teaching Note: Myers, C.G., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Lu-Myers, Y. (2017, February). Dr. Jamie Thompson: Diagnosing an organizational issue – Teaching note. WDI Teaching Note No. 1-430-501. Ann Arbor, MI: WDI Publishing. Summary Dr. Jamie Thompson: Diagnosing an Organizational Issue describes a challenging decision faced by Dr.