Physician Health First

Physician Health First

Your health before all else.

It's time to put your health first. By prioritizing your well-being you can help reverse the trend toward physician burnout and stay passionate about your purpose: quality patient care.
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AAFP Foundation

The AAFP Physician Health First initiative is made possible by your generous contributions to the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

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Assess burnout with the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI).
 
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My Well-being Resources

Start your well-being journey: Use the tabs below to select topics.

Practice

Payment
LEARN
How to Keep Your Quality Team Motivated

Strategies to build and sustain the momentum.


-- FPM Journal

TRY
Embrace Change

Quick tips for your practice transformation efforts.

WATCH
Getting Paid for What You Do Best

These AAFP webcasts can help you maximize payment.

Practice Transformation
LEARN
AAFP TIPS: Team Documentation

Free CME: 2.00 AAFP Prescribed credits

Build a business case for team documentation and identify steps to implement it in your practice.

LEARN
FP Essentials: Physician Well-being

Understanding physician burnout and improving well-being.


-- FP Essentials

ENGAGE
Go Team (-based care)!

Do what you do best.

LEARN
How to Keep Your Quality Team Motivated

Strategies to build and sustain the momentum.


-- FPM Journal

READ
Support for Team-based Care

A resident's perspective on team-based care, its value, and impact on well-being.


-- AAFP News: Leader Voices

TRY
Leverage the Team for Increased Satisfaction

How one practice improved access, metrics, and satisfaction with a team approach.

-- FPM Journal

TRY
Embrace Change

Quick tips for your practice transformation efforts.

READ
Team-based Care to the Rescue

Effective task-sharing may reduce physician burnout among primary care providers.

 

-- AAFP News

RELATE
Change Is Hard

Real-world lessons that can help you implement changes for a new care model.




FPM Journal

SIMPLIFY
Joy in Care

Return joy to patient care with Lean transformation. 

LEARN
Eight Ways to Lower Stress

Address the stress (and get home sooner). 

 


— FPM Journal

ENGAGE
Better Practice Efficiency, Less Stress

Thrive in the new health care environment. 

 


— American Medical Association

DISCOVER
Joy in Practice

Achieve greater joy in practice through innovation. 

READ
From Triple to Quadruple Aim

Care of the patient requires care of the provider.

 

-- Annals of Family Medicine

Technology
READ
Part 2: The Future of EHRs

How will value-based care affect the development of EHRs?

READ
Part 1: The Future of EHRs

What if your EHR helped improve patient connection and care?

TRY
Improve Your Relationship With Health IT

Discover how you can use your EHR to foster human connection.

READ
What If EMRs Were Designed for Physicians?

Can the next-generation EMR reduce administrative burden?

 

-- NEJM Catalyst

RELATE
EHRs Have Failed to Deliver

EHR market needs competition to drive innovation.


-- In the Trenches

DISCOVER
Innovation as an Antidote to Burnout

Leveraging novel ideas to address physician burnout.


-- AAFP News Opinion

READ
Date Night With the EHR

Administrative burden continues to be one of the main sources of physician burnout.

 

-- NEJM Catalyst

READ
Telemedicine: Plan for Success

Tips to help you successfully implement telemedicine in your practice.

LEARN
Understand Telemedicine

Explore the ins and outs of telemedicine.

Workflow & Documentation
READ
Part 2: The Future of EHRs

How will value-based care affect the development of EHRs?

READ
Part 1: The Future of EHRs

What if your EHR helped improve patient connection and care?

LEARN
AAFP TIPS: Team Documentation

Free CME: 2.00 AAFP Prescribed credits

Build a business case for team documentation and identify steps to implement it in your practice.

TRY
Rethinking Workflow for Greater Efficiency

Reverse traditional roles in the exam room to jump-start patient visits.

-- FPM Journal

ENGAGE
Go Team (-based care)!

Do what you do best.

READ
Support for Team-based Care

A resident's perspective on team-based care, its value, and impact on well-being.


-- AAFP News: Leader Voices

TRY
Leverage the Team for Increased Satisfaction

How one practice improved access, metrics, and satisfaction with a team approach.

-- FPM Journal

READ
30-Plus Years of Happiness in Practice

Eight lessons to avoid burnout and enjoy medicine.


-- FPM Journal

READ
Working With Medical Scribes: Observations

What we can learn from a one-year study on the use of scribes to alleviate clerical burden.

-- Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

READ
Can Scribes Boost Efficiency and Satisfaction?

Study suggests scribes can enhance physicians' experience.
 

-- The Journal of Family Practice

TRY
Embrace Change

Quick tips for your practice transformation efforts.

ASSESS
How's Your Team Doing?

Learn to spot the signs of team stress.



— FPM Journal

The AAFP Physician Health First initiative is devoted to improving the well-being and professional satisfaction of family physicians. The initiative takes a holistic approach by recognizing and addressing the key causes of physician burnout at every level of the family physician ecosystem, including the hectic U.S. health care system, the organizations where family physicians work, their practice environment, their individual well-being, and the physician culture that often encourages self-sacrifice over self-care.  Learn more

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