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Society hosts summit to improve physician satisfaction

The Wisconsin Medical Society (Society) convened its third “Leadership Summit to Improve the Physician Experience” this afternoon in Madison. Leaders from over 15 Wisconsin health care organizations came together to discuss different approaches to address the issue of physician satisfaction.

State Rep. Robin Vos, Speaker of the Wisconsin State AssemblyState Rep. Robin Vos, Speaker of the Wisconsin State Assembly, discussed legislative efforts affecting the physician workforce, which sparked a dialogue on ways to reduce the regulatory burdens on physicians and spoke of the impact it has on physician work and well-being.

Speakers also included Katherine Sanders, PhD, lead facilitator for the Society’s Leading Healthy Work Systems (LHWS) program and alumnus Heather Schmidt, DO. They provided an update on the program and discussed how the information gained from LHWS can be implemented in a health system environment. In addition, Senior Practice Specialist Allison Winkler, MPH, presented information about the American Medical Association’s (AMA) STEPSforward™ physician work and well-being effort and how with support from CMS they are able to begin an initiative to transform the clinical practice.

Leading Healthy Work Systems is funded in part by a grant from the Physicians Foundation and is sponsored by the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation.

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