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Synergistic leadership: The imperative for clinical integration

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The physician burnout crisis in the United States is attributable to one key issue, according to William C. Waters, IV, MD, founder of Waters Healthcare Consulting LLC: the devaluation of physicians personally and professionally.

“If the CEO or a highly placed executive in your health system had to do all of their own secretarial work, and everything that they said and did had to be put into a context … and they had to do it all themselves — how would that go over?” Waters asks regarding time spent by providers in EHRs and documentation. “That doesn’t go well with physicians either. … It’s not that they think they’re too good for it. It’s not a good use of their time.”

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Chris Harrop
Chris Harrop
Senior Editorial Manager MGMA

Chris Harrop is senior editorial manager for Medical Group Management Association. In this role, he serves as editor of MGMA's flagship print publication, MGMA Connection magazine, and oversees the publications team that produces the MGMA Member newsletter, Executive View, Student newsletter. Prior to joining MGMA, Chris was managing editor of multiple community news organizations in the Denver metropolitan area. Email Chris Harrop.