Decoding Healthcare

Podcast: Battling physician burnout, one rap at a time

  | October 15, 2018

How many doctors have more than a million Facebook followers, their own YouTube channel, and a stage name? Zubin Damania, M.D., also known as ZDogg MD, has carved out a unique niche – and a booming social media franchise – by skewering the dysfunction and absurdity at the core of what he calls "Health 2.0."

In this episode of "Decoding Healthcare," athenahealth CMO Kevin Ban, M.D., and podcast host Jessica Sweeney-Platt enjoy a wide-ranging conversation with Zubin about his twisty path from hospitalist to healthcare entrepreneur to the “constructive disruptor" he is today.

We dig into the roots of and remedies for provider burnout, the failed promise of the data-hungry, soul-crushing EHR, and the role of collegiality and connection in restoring joy to medicine.

We even get Zubin to freestyle some of the findings from athenahealth's recent survey on organizational capability. Who can't get down to that beat?

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Podcast: Battling physician burnout, one rap at a time