Giving Physicians What They Need to Thrive

Doctors who do not meet the technical criteria of capability often feel that excess paperwork, weak staff, and inefficient operations make it more difficult for them to provide optimal care.

from athenahealth

Athenahealth’s research team has been studying physician capability for the past year, beginning with a survey they administered to 1,029 doctors on the athenahealth network. They rated physicians on their self-perceived capability, based on their level of agreement with two statements: (1) I have the latitude I need to provide high quality care to my patients and (2) I have the tools and resources I need to properly care for my patients.

When they correlated capability with other survey results, we found that the concept of capability provides valuable guidance for addressing some of the most pressing challenges healthcare leaders face.

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