Physician Engagement: What Do We Know and What Are We Learning?

Nov 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
700-828 W. 10 Ave., VGH Research Pavilion
Chris Lovato & Craig Mitton

Physician engagement has been identified as a key issue in the healthcare system. Literature suggests that giving physicians a more meaningful voice in leadership and collaboration will ultimately lead to a higher performing healthcare system. Although there has been limited evidence available to date, many jurisdictions (including BC) are implementing programs based on that premise. These programs aim to increase engagement in health care settings by enhancing communication and collaboration among physicians and health care administrators. In this talk we will address the current state of interventions to increase physician engagement based on a recently completed scoping review. We will also reflect on the opportunities and challenges of undertaking a complex, multi-stage, multi-site physician engagement initiative and touch on how an evaluation can be designed to drive practice-based evidence in this area of critical importance.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Increase understanding regarding the concept of “engagement” and what it means in the healthcare setting.
  2. Become familiar with the strengths and challenges of conducting scholarly evaluation research in ‘real-world’ settings.