Becker’s 11th Annual Meeting: 4 Questions with Julie Ann Freischlag, Chief Executive Officer at Wake Forest Baptist Health; Dean at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Question: What, from your point of view, is the greatest obstacle about the future of work for hospitals, and what can they do about it? (i.e. automation, desire for more versatility, clinician shortages, and so on).

On May 24th, Dr. Freischlag will serve on the panel “What are the Qualities of a Terrific Health System Leader? How do They Encourage Leadership Development? As part of an ongoing series, Beckers is talking to healthcare leaders who prepare to speak at the conference, which will take location on May 24-26, 2021 in Chicago.

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Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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Julie Ann Freischlag: The biggest challenge about the future of work for hospitals is improving health for much more patients. A number of the things we need to do relate to social drivers of health and supplying ways for clients and their households to consume better, work out more and live a healthier lifestyle. As doctor, we need to provide economical care near their home, especially for the senior and those with children. Telemedicine must be expanded to “see” clients in their houses and make use of gadgets to keep track of important signs and lab values. Access to the finest tertiary and quaternary look after all is a necessary part of the brand-new clinical integrated networks. Compensation for these services and for value-based care needs to be appropriate to enable healthcare providers to be paid for their services. Utilizing everyone to the top of their license will enable more patients to be seen without constantly needing to see a doctor. Versatile hours in clinics, such as evenings and weekends, and using “virtual” clinics will help in the anticipated scarcities of physicians in the future, especially in the rural areas we serve.

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, functions as Chief Executive Officer at Wake Forest Baptist Health; Dean at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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Q: Whats one lesson you discovered early in your profession that has helped you lead in healthcare?

JF: The lesson that I discovered early in my profession as a vascular surgeon which assists me lead as a CEO and Dean is to utilize my team. In the operating space, nursing, anesthesia and surgical treatment collaborate with a common objective of an effective operation for the client on the table. All attention is focused on the job at hand and communication is key, especially if the treatment is hard, the patient frail and sick and the case long and tough. At the end of an effective procedure, the group feels so excellent and the client is much better off. That kind of sensation can be gotten in other multidisciplinary group activities and ought to be taught to our students, citizens and professor, as well as staff who support all of these activities.

Q: Where do you choose inspiration and fresh ideas?

JF: Inspiration and fresh ideas pertain to me from my clients who are brave and brave dealing with surgery and other treatments. In addition, the trainees and residents with whom I have the opportunity of getting in touch with each and daily task such pleasure and hope as they start their professions in healthcare. They have the very best ideas and ideas! I likewise start my day with five minutes of meditation when I awaken, where I believe about what I am happy for and what amazing things we will be able to accomplish as the day unfolds.

Q: What do you see as the most exciting opportunity in healthcare right now?

Julie Ann Freischlag: The biggest difficulty about the future of work for healthcare facilities is enhancing health for even more patients. Many of the things we require to do are related to social motorists of health and supplying ways for patients and their households to eat better, exercise more and live a healthier lifestyle. Telemedicine must be expanded to “see” patients in their houses and use devices to keep an eye on vital indications and laboratory worths. Utilizing everyone to the top of their license will enable more patients to be seen without always having to see a physician. JF: Inspiration and fresh ideas come to me from my clients who are brave and courageous dealing with surgery and other procedures.

JF: The most interesting chance in health care right now is the capability to consist of the client and their household in the healthcare decisions they make, both now and in the future.

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