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Resilience, Burnout, and Balance in Healthcare & Telehealth

with Paul DeChant, MD, MBA and Brittany Busse, MD

Date: September 27, 2022
Time: 11:30AM EST | 9:30AM MT | 8:30AM PST
Duration: 30 Minutes

ViTel Health President and Chief Medical Officer, Brittany Busse, MD joins Paul DeChant, MD, MBA for a discussion on diagnosing the root of physician burnout and insighting organizational change. They will explore the resilience of physicians, physician empowerment, when technology is a tool versus a hindrance, how workplace culture impacts physician wellbeing, and more. Get insights into Dr. DeChant’s mindful approach to organizational wellness and bringing providers and administrative staff together as a team.

This session's recording will be available to all registrants, post-event.

Dr Paul DeChant

Paul DeChant, MD, MBA

Dr. DeChant grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Portland, Oregon, where he attended medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University. Following a year as an ER physician in a small town on Colorado, Dr. DeChant moved to Fremont, California and joined the Palo Alto Medical Clinic as one of the initial four physicians who started up PAMC’s first satellite office.

In his nine years there, he became the medical director during a period of rapid growth, served as FM Department Chair at the local community hospital, started a clinic in the local homeless shelter, and was elected to the Board of Directors of the 160-physician Palo Alto Medical Clinic.

Dr. DeChant later relocated to Breckenridge, Colorado and became the second of a two-physician private practice, serving as a family doctor in a town of 5,000 and as an ER doctor at the base of the ski hill. During eight years in Breckenridge, he led the merger of five private practices into a 30-provider multi-specialty group, High Country Health Care. Recognizing he had the opportunity to further develop as a physician executive, he completed his MBA at the University of Colorado, Denver.

After that, Dr. DeChant returned to the San Francisco Bay area, working with Pal Alto Medical Foundation to open up new clinical offices. He also facilitated the merger of the three major medical groups under the PAMF umbrella into a single group of 800 physicians. 

Following this work, he served as the CEO for the Sutter Gould Medical Foundation. transforming focus on “Returning Joy to Patient Care” using Simpler Healthcare as his guide. He has since spent five years coaching C-level executives on transforming their organizations to improve business performance while reducing clinician burnout. To learn more about Dr. DeChant, please click here.


Brittany Busse, MD

Dr. Brittany Busse has over five years of experience in Executive Physician Leadership and in developing processes and technology specific for Telemedicine. As a physician leader, Dr. Busse is a vocal advocate for the well-being of both providers and patients. She has been a featured expert and contributor for a variety of local, regional, and national media publications.

Her curiosity for innovation and technology and her excitement for improving the healthcare system is contagious. As the president and CMO of ViTel Health, she is dedicated to improving healthcare delivery and organizing digital health tools that augment the patient-provider connection and improve outcomes so that everyone can thrive.

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