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Ask MGMA: Managing Stress and Burnout in Healthcare with Mindfulness and Self-Care

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Introduction:
In this episode of the AskMGMA Podcast, hosts Daniel Williams and Christy Good discuss strategies for managing stress and burnout among healthcare professionals. Williams shares his experience with mindfulness practices at MGMA and launches a new stress management program.

Summary: Williams and Good discuss the results of MGMA's recent stat poll which found 75% of medical group leaders reporting increased stress levels in 2024. They explore causes of stress in healthcare and strategies discussed in the podcast, including setting boundaries, prioritizing self-care, managing email overload, and the importance of peer support.

Key Takeaways:
- Practice mindfulness, meditation, deep breathing, and other stress-relief techniques daily
- Set clear boundaries between work and personal life 
- Prioritize downtime, hobbies, spending time with family and friends
- Manage information overload by scheduling dedicated email/phone times
- Seek peer or professional support to manage intrusive thoughts

Sources/Resources:
- MGMA stress management program for members (This is open to MGMA Members)
- The Energy Bus book
- Investing in time management to make space to address stress, burnout

MGMA Resources:
- MGMA Stat
- Ask an Advisor
- MGMA Membership
- MGMA Consulting

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
Let us know if there's a topic you want us to cover or an expert you would like us to interview or if you'd like to appear on the member spotlight podcast. Email us at dwilliams@mgma.com. If you have a question for our Sr Advisor Cristy Good, email advisor@mgma.com.

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Ask MGMA: Managing Stress and Burnout in Healthcare with Mindfulness and Self-Care
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