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Interview with AI Time Journal

Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing with AI Time Journal as part of their 2021 Data Science Interview Series. AI (which stands for Artificial Intelligence) Time Journal is an online, international publication that promotes the development of AI for the benefit of humanity by highlighting positive applications of AI, publishing relevant content and articles about AI, and interviewing with top experts in the field. In this interview with Associate Editor A.M. Aditya, I discuss how I first got involved in data science, the main skills I use and… Read more Interview with AI Time Journal

A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Physician Burnout

Raj Karnani, MD Last year, a colleague in my LinkedIn network posed the question of what physician engagement might look like at a day-to-day level outside of what one would typically find in an annual physician engagement survey. I commented with my thoughts, and I was pleasantly surprised by the positive reactions I received from other commenters and colleagues. As a result, I thought I would expand on these thoughts as physician burnout has recently come to the forefront of medicine. The framework I explain below is adapted from Stephen… Read more A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Physician Burnout

What Transferable Skills Do Physicians Have?

Raj Karnani, MD As a physician immersed in a non-clinical career in predictive analytics, I often talk to hiring managers and recruiters in the health information technology industry. These individuals are curious to know what value physicians can bring to their organizations. While this may seem obvious to us as physicians who have practiced medicine at the bedside, it is not apparent to those that don’t. Physicians have innumerable, well-developed skills, and below are some of the most important transferable skills and traits to keep in mind. 1. Problem solving… Read more What Transferable Skills Do Physicians Have?

Five Lessons Learned on Influencing Physicians to Change

Raj Karnani, MD Whether you’re a VPMA, CMO, or CAO, I’m sure you’ve been there. You’ve been given the responsibility to get practicing physicians in your group or hospital to change their work behavior for a quality improvement initiative. You trust that they know you and respect your position in the organization. And when you discuss a change, they nod in agreement, but they don’t follow through. Are you doing something wrong? Is your request unreasonable, or are you interfering with the physicians’ independence in practice? Probably not. So, where’s… Read more Five Lessons Learned on Influencing Physicians to Change

Reuters Events: Data & Informatics Week (May 3-7, 2021)

I will be featured on a panel hosted by Reuters to discuss ways we can manage clinician burnout with big data. The panel event will take place on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 11 am EDT. You can learn more about the event at the link below: You can register for the panel at the link below. Hope to see you there!