RevCycle Intelligence July 8, 2021
Jill McKeon

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions and other organizational changes including staff layoffs and EHR implementation are leading causes of physician burnout, a recent survey reveals.

Providers going through a healthcare merger or acquisition (M&A) are less likely to be willing to stay at their organization and more likely to experience physician burnout, according to athenahealth’s Physician Sentiment Index 2021 report.

In a survey of 799 physician respondents, more than 50 percent sustained significant organizational changes at their organizations, including new EHR implementation, staff layoffs and furloughs, and M&A.

Uncertainty, disruptions in workflows, and rapid organizational changes are common side effects of mergers and acquisitions. Only 68 percent of respondents who experienced an M&A said they would recommend their healthcare organization to friends or...

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Topics: EMR / EHR, Health IT, Mergers & Acquisitions / JV, Physician, Provider, Survey / Study, Technology, Trends
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