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How Artificial Intelligence and Other Strategies Are Succeeding in the Fight Against Physician Burnout

Date: Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020

Time: 2pm ET / 11am PT

Duration: 1 Hour

Physician burnout is an epidemic we cannot ignore. We know that administrative demands, especially those involving electronic health record systems, are significant contributors. The good news is, strategies of both a high-touch and high-tech nature are demonstrating great results in the fight against physician burnout. If you work in healthcare and are looking for solutions to physician burnout, this virtual roundtable is for you.

You will get answers to the following:

  • What do we understand about the culture of medicine that drives physician burnout?
  • How do we best identify and measure physician burnout, and what do we do with that information?
  • Which digital health innovations are best positioned to prevent and reverse physician burnout, and how is artificial intelligence playing a role?
  • Which strategies for optimal mental health are considered best practice in this current era of physician burnout?
  • What are three things c-suite executives should do right now to address physician burnout?
  • What are three things a physician dealing with burnout should do right now?



Janae Sharp
Founder, Sharp Index
Principal Consultant and Founder, Coherence Medical
Janae Sharp is the founder of Sharp Index, a nonprofit she created after her husband, a physician, died by suicide. She is also the founder and principal consultant of Coherence Medical and serves on the Board of Utah HIMSS. Her steadfast commitment is to using human-focused and data-backed solutions to quantify and fix organizational problems that lead to physician burnout.


Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Atrium Health
Dr. Rasu Shrestha is a thought leader and visionary in the field of health strategy and information technology, known for driving enterprise change and meaningful innovations. He has an acute interest in improving the clinician experience as both a cultural and moral imperative. He has spearheaded burnout-related initiatives in his current role with Atrium Health and former roles with UPMC and beyond.

Paul DeChant, MD, MBA
CEO/Principal of Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, LLC
Chief Transformation Officer – Healthcare Transformation Institute, Berkeley Research Group
Dr. Paul DeChant is a speaker, coach and consultant specializing in the design and implementation of clinician burnout reduction programs. He has more than 30 years of patient care and operational leadership experience, including five years as CEO of Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, a multi-specialty group of 300 physicians. He is also the author of Preventing Physician Burnout.

Jessica (“Jessi”) Gold, MD, MS
Assistant Professor and Director of Wellness, Engagement and Outreach, Department of Psychiatry, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine
Dr. Jessi Gold has dedicated herself to advocacy and research on physician mental health. This work has magnified during COVID-19, as she has helped her hospital respond to taking care of their own. The Yale graduate has written extensively on this topic for the popular press and been interviewed and featured by Forbes, Time, The New York Times, MSNBC, PBS and myriad other top-tier media outlets.

Prayus Tailor, MD, FASN
Nephrologist, Nephrology Associates, P.A. (of Delaware)
Medical Director, FKC Brandywine Home Therapies
Dr. Prayus Tailor is a board-certified nephrologist and internist who specializes in the care of patients with kidney disease and hypertension. His Delaware-based medical practice, Nephrology Associates, P.A., employs nearly 30 physicians and he has seen burnout among them firsthand. He has been instrumental in identifying and adopting high-tech solutions, including a mobile AI assistant to automate charting.

Timothy Pratt, MD
Family Medicine Physician, OSF HealthCare
Dr. Timothy Pratt is a board-certified family medicine physician with OSF Healthcare, an integrated health system based in Peoria, Illinois that has 14 hospitals and employs more than 1,500 primary care, specialists and advanced practice providers. He currently leads a workgroup on physician burnout and resiliency, and was the first to adopt a mobile AI assistant to automate charting.