Burnout: Spotlight on Improving Practice Efficiencies (The Doctor's Advocate CME)

While burnout manifests in individuals, it originates in systems. Professional fulfillment, the inverse of burnout, is driven by three factors:
1. Organizational culture.
2. Practice efficiency.
3. Personal resilience.
In this CME program, Christine Sinsky, MD, highlights practice redesign strategies to help clinicians improve practice efficiencies, recover professional fulfillment, and improve patient safety.

Course ID #: TDE 221197.0 Issue Date: 12/1/2022 Expiration Date: 12/1/2025

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of one practice efficiency that can help recover clinician time and reduce clinician burnout by passing the post-test with a score of greater than or equal to 80 percent.
  • Implement one measure in my practice to mitigate burnout such as providing and participating in training and support for a new process.
  • Implement team-based care to recover clinician time that can be spent with patients instead of on the computer.


No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity.


The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. We recommend that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.

Course Developers

Julie Brightwell, BSN, JD, RN, CPHRM, CPPS, Director, Healthcare Systems Patient Safety, The Doctors Company
Johanna Lackner, MPH, MSW, Senior Director, Continuing Professional Development, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.
The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

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Contact Us

If you have questions, contact educationsupport@thedoctors.com or call 800.421.2368.


Visit our Resource document for this program.