1. Facing the Future of Healthcare: Leadership, Automation, and the Importance of Self-Care Post-Pandemic Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque MD 30:16

Discover a roadmap to navigating the turbulent waters of healthcare leadership in the wake of a global pandemic, as I, Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, engage in a profound conversation with the insightful Sarah Worthy. We're peeling back the layers on why many talented clinicians are hanging up their white coats – not due to a deficit in skill, but because of the systemic failures that have left them disillusioned. Together, we scrutinize the troubling rise in medical errors and consider whether the physician's traditional business training is complicit in the industry's woes or if a deeper grasp of financial stewardship could be the salve our ailing healthcare system needs.

Brace yourself for an exploration into the digital frontier of healthcare and its latent potential to reclaim time for overburdened medical professionals. With administrative tasks devouring precious hours, we dissect the promise of automation in streamlining tedious processes like credentialing and CME scheduling. The spotlight turns to the untapped power of centralized data systems in enhancing decision-making and the disproportionate balance of power tipping towards administration. This conversation serves as a clarion call for healthcare professionals to harness their influence and advocate for a reimagined allocation of resources that places patient care at the forefront.

The emotional and psychological scars left by the pandemic on healthcare teams lead us to examine the vital role of support from leadership. We traverse the landscape of potential technological aids, such as AI, and their capacity to support rather than replace the human touch in medicine. The imperative for an EHR system overhaul that champions interoperability and patient data fluidity comes into focus. As we wrap up our dialogue, the mantra of Self-Care as a cornerstone for healthcare professionals reverberates, reminding us that personal well-being is the foundation upon which the future of healthcare must be built.

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Sapna Shah-Haque Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, MD is a board certified Internal Medicine physician. She was born and raised in Kansas, and attended medical school at the University of Kansas [KU] School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at KU-Wichita as well. After experiencing burnout herself, and watching other physician colleagues burn out, it became a passion of hers to look into different aspects of burnout. While the system does need to change, as it is broken, this podcast is a way to reach physicians and possibly shed light on what is not an isolated situation.