On November 4, 2015 Robert Eric Dinenberg, MD, MPH, President and Chief Medical Officer, Xpedition Health presented results of a Xpedition Health Mindful Lifestyle Program at the Experience Innovation Network CXO Roundtable.
Vocera’s Experience Innovation Network works in partnership with Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center to foster adoption of solutions that revolutionize healthcare experience and outcomes. Leaders of over 40 healthcare organizations met at the November CXO Roundtable to accelerate the discovery and adoption of innovations that meet the Quadruple Aim of improving population health, elevating patient-centered care, and reducing costs while restoring joy to the practice of medicine.
Dr. Dinenberg presented results of a Xpedition Health Mindful Lifestyle Program that was delivered to healthcare providers. This innovative program delivered a mindfulness course to clinicians via an in-person 8-hour retreat followed by a 6-week remote follow-up program that clinicians accessed by mobile phone. Clinicians completing before and after surveys demonstrated significant improvements in mindfulness, burnout, and satisfaction with medicine.
These results demonstrate how an innovative program can begin to heal healthcare. Clinicians who are more mindful, who enjoy more satisfaction with medicine, and who suffer from less burnout are more likely to deliver high quality patient-centered care.
While addressing provider burnout through mobile phone accessible curriculum can transform healthcare by helping clinicians, mobile phone accessible lifestyle change programming can also be delivered directly to patients. Xpedition Health is a virtual/remote provider of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Diabetes Prevention Program- delivering the evidence-based curriculum and mindfulness training directly to the mobile phones of patients with prediabetes.
Patients and healthcare providers who do not have to look further than their own mobile phones to access evidence-based healthy lifestyle change programming are more likely to engage in healthy habits. The days of waiting for healthcare providers to suffer from so much burnout that they begin treating patients like objects may be as limited as the days of waiting (hoping) for patients to come to clinic so we can help them with healthy lifestyle change.
Now that Xpedition Health’s evidence-based healthy lifestyle change programming is accessible by mobile phone, both patients and providers can get started from wherever they are. In this light, in our mobile phone in hand society, we see that the Quadruple Aim of improving population health, elevating patient-centered care, and reducing costs while restoring joy to the practice of medicine is literally within our grasp.