Here’s my curated list of top 5 articles on burnout for this week, with a theme: the EHR (electronic health record).

1. Physician Burnout: Are Too Many Patients Making Doctors Sick?

by Joe Harpaz

In this Forbes article, the author explains the burden of administrative (non-clinical) tasks that contribute to burnout. “Physicians don’t hate technology … what they hate is bad technology. “

One example: many (if not most) EHR (electronic health record) systems were designed for primary care. But a specialist using an EHR designed “for a primary…

Happy week of International Women’s Day 2019 (IWD2019)!

In the spirit of this year’s IWD2019 theme, #BalanceforBetter, I pulled together this collection of posts from and about women in medicine. I hope you will draw inspiration from them for your own lives and practices.

1. Being a Woman, by Dr. Anne Malatt

An uplifting reflection on our lives as women and physicians.


In medicine, I am seen as a woman at times when it suits some agendas, and not seen as a woman when it does not suit. But no matter what veils…

When I first turned to writing, I had no knowledge of the field of Narrative Medicine.

It took 4 years of medical school, 3 years of residency, 3 years of subspecialty fellowship, and over a decade in practice before I learned of it. (that’s 20-plus years for those counting).


Jennifer Lycette, M.D.

Physician/writer. Essayist, published in NEJM, JAMA, JAMA Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and The ASCO Post. Doximity Op-Med Fellow.

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