WEBINAR: Organizational Assessment and Analysis as part of your Plan to Address Clinician Burnout

Hosted by VITAL WorkLife with the American Medical Association (AMA)

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Webinar Description

Assessing your organization’s professional well being is an important step to improving or supporting the satisfaction of your clinicians, as well as your patients. While many health systems are doing individual burnout or engagement assessments and deploying action plans to help them, an organization level analysis will assist leaders in developing a strategic plan for system level redesign and sustainable transformation.

Please join Liz Ferron, MSW, LICSW from VITAL WorkLife and the AMA’s Christine Sinsky, MD, as we present a webinar detailing the AMA’s comprehensive assessment program for healthcare organizations. Starting with an organization-wide Mini Z professional well-being assessment, with an optional PHQ2 depression screen to identify at risk physicians, the program includes detailed analysis, comparisons to national benchmarking data and recommended practice efficiency strategies for your organization.


In this webinar you will learn:
  1. What is the importance of assessing organizational and professional well being through validated assessment tools
  2. How your assessment findings can be used to:
    • Analyze your organization's well being
    • Compare your data to national benchmarks
    • Use reporting tools to filter your data for areas of impact
  3. How your organization’s data will be used to develop practice transformation strategies based on actionable recommendations
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Event Details

May 15, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM CDT


AMA and VITAL WorkLife


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Christine Sinksy, MD

Vice President of Professional Satisfaction, American Medical Association

Dr. Sinsky has worked to elevate national awareness of health professional well-being as an important driver of health system performance. In 2012 she led “In Search of Joy in Practice: A Report of 23 High-Functioning Primary Care Practices”. With a colleague she introduced the framework of the “Quadruple Aim” in 2013 as a health system goal. At the AMA she leads the development of initiatives to improve clinician well-being, working on research, policy, technology and educational fronts to increase the opportunities for joy, purpose and meaning in work.

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Liz Ferron, MSW, LICSW

Physician Practice Lead, Senior Consultant, VITAL WorkLife

As the physician practice lead for VITAL WorkLife, Liz Ferron manages the organization’s Physician Well Being Resources solution and oversees all solutions for their healthcare clients. Ferron provides training, consultation, counseling and coaching to healthcare administrators and individual practitioners in many areas, including stress management, change management and conflict resolution. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker. Ferron has also worked as a consultant for the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. She has served three terms as president of Minnesota Employee Assistance Program Administrators and Counselors (MEAPAC) and is a former adjunct faculty member at the College of St. Benedict.


Nancy Nankivil

Director of Practice Transformation, American Medical Association

As Director of Practice Transformation, Nancy works closely with Dr. Christine Sinsky in all AMA initiatives around practice transformation including, but not limited to, the work with the Practice Transformation Initiative, STEPS Forward™ and the AMA Well-Being Survey using the Mini Z Assessment Tool developed by Dr. Mark Linzer.




Erica Eddy

Program Administrator, American Medical Association

As a Program Administrator in Practice Transformation, Erica manages all organizational assessments that utilize the AMA Well-Being Survey.