#68 Health Equity, AI in Radiology and Physician Burnout discussion with Ian Weissman

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João Bocas – The Wearables Expert ™ interviews Ian Weissman , Physician and Patient Advocate, Health Equity and Wellbeing Champion.

Ian is a Radiologist at the Milwaukee Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Family Centred Care Outreach committee and President of the Wisconsin Radiology Society.

In this episode, we talked about #HealthEquity , #AI in #Radiology and Physician Burn out in #Healthcare.

Here are the questions we’ve addressed:

02:56 We are hearing a lot about health equity why is this important?
09:40 AI or Augmented Intelligence seems to be in the news every day. How do you see this affecting you as a Physician?
15:10 A lot of healthcare professionals are burning out. What can we do to stop this?

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to our session today. I’m Joao Bocas, and this is my co-host Ian Weissman. We’re going to be talking about health equity, AI in radiology, and physician burnout in healthcare.

We wanted to start this discussion by asking: what do you think of when you hear the term “health equity?” Is it something that matters to you personally? Or is it something that’s just something people talk about in political circles?

Health Equity:

Health equity is a state where all people have the same opportunities to be healthy and lead productive lives. There are many barriers to achieving health equity, including social determinants (such as poverty or education) that affect access to quality healthcare services. The healthcare system must work to remove these barriers so that everyone has an equal chance at improving their health outcomes.

AI in Radiology:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that can be used for many things in the medical field, but one of its most exciting applications is in radiology—the use of computers to assist with radiologic image interpretation tasks. AI can analyze millions of images very quickly and provide doctors with information about specific diseases or conditions that would otherwise take them hours or days to find out on their own. This technology helps doctors provide more accurate diagnoses while saving time and money for both themselves and their patients.

Physician Burnout in Healthcare

In the past few decades, medical technology has evolved at a rapid rate. In fact, there’s been so much progress that doctors are now able to diagnose patients with a high degree of accuracy through artificial intelligence (AI). The benefits of this technology are clear: it allows doctors to make better-informed decisions about their patients and expedites the process of treatment. But as this technology becomes more widely used, there’s one problem that hasn’t received much attention: physician burnout.

Burnout is defined as “a state of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization caused by prolonged exposure to stressful circumstances.” It can be particularly common among those who work in healthcare because they’re constantly exposed to patients who are at their most vulnerable—and often quite sick.

In order to combat this issue, Radiology departments should consider implementing a variety of strategies designed to lessen stress levels among physicians and improve overall well-being. Here are some options worth considering:

-Offer flexible work schedules (including remote work options) so that physicians can balance family responsibilities with their job requirements;

-Provide health insurance coverage for mental health services such as therapy sessions;

-Provide educational opportunities like continuing education courses on topics like mindfulness training

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Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.

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