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AdvancedMD Customers Report High Levels of Job Satisfaction

With so much burnout happening within the healthcare provider community, we conducted a survey to find out how happy AdvancedMD customers were with their work environments. Here’s what we learned.

One of the biggest challenges facing the healthcare industry right now is burnout. Increasing patient volumes combined with staffing shortages translates to physicians and nurses alike experiencing extraordinary levels of work-related stress.

According to the U.S. News and World Report, nearly two-thirds of doctors and nurses that were part of a Harris Poll survey from earlier this year said they are experiencing a “moderate or great deal of burnout at work.” In light of all the burnout happening across the healthcare landscape, AdvancedMD wanted to know just how happy our customers are with their current work environment, so we conducted a survey.

We were excited—but not surprised—to learn that more than half of the healthcare providers who completed our survey reported high levels of job satisfaction, with most attributing their contentment to the flexibility and autonomy of their role and their impact on patient care.

Here’s a look at what we learned from our survey findings:

56% of AdvancedMD customers report high levels of job satisfaction
When asked to rate their job satisfaction, 56% of respondents reported high levels of satisfaction. Among those who are most satisfied with their working conditions, 37% said work was great “most of the time” and nearly 20% said, “It’s amazing and I’m never going to leave.”

44% of AdvancedMD customers are happy with their practice’s workflow processes and policies
More than 20% of survey respondents report their private practice runs like a well-oiled machine with very few structural issues. Another 22% said they are “completely and totally satisfied” with how their practice is structured, including processes and policies.

Top reason healthcare providers left a hospital for a private practice: Flexibility and Autonomy
Forty-five percent of survey respondents reported they have always worked at a private practice. But, among the healthcare providers who had left a hospital to work at a practice, more than a third (36%) said the reason they left was because they wanted more flexibility and autonomy within their career, while 26% said they were not happy with management.

Interestingly, when asked to rate the top reasons they enjoyed being part of a private practice, 60% listed “The autonomy and flexibility I have in my role” as their top reason. Another 25% said it was because of their impact on patient care.

Why healthcare technology is critical to the well-being of healthcare providers
Our survey findings underscore just how critical EHR, practice management, and patient engagement solutions are to the well-being of the clinical and admin employees who use them. In the previously mentioned U.S. News and World Report story on burnout, one of the biggest contributors to work-related stress for physicians and nurses was the amount of daily paperwork—second only to understaffing.

“Electronic health records (EHRs) are behind a lot of this paperwork stress,” noted American Medical Association VP of Professional Satisfaction Dr. Christine Sinksky.

AdvancedMD is committed to building intuitive and easy-to-use platforms that drive productivity across the private practice. The fact that a majority of the healthcare providers we surveyed—all of whom have implemented AdvancedMD within their healthcare practice—report high levels of job satisfaction means we must be doing something right.

Topic: Business

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