Clinician Mental Health Crisis

August 25, 2022 | Chapter Event

Join the HIMSS WA Chapter and our host of panelists for an online session about the clinician mental health crisis. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, COVID-19 is impacting the nation's mental health.

“There is a Projected Shortage of More than 3 Million Essential Low-Wage Health Workers in the Next Five Years and a Projected Shortage of Nearly 140,000 Physicians by 2033.” – Surgeon General.

In this session panelists will discuss clinical staff shortages, burnout, and how VR is being used for Nursing burnout and anxiety.


  • Tania Tajirian MD, CCFP, FCFP, DTMPH, CMIO and Chief of Hospital Medicine Division and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Yael Swerdlow- CEO and Founder of Maestro Games, SPC
  • Romina Elias-Clinical Field Director for Dell Healthcare Life Sciences
  • Gillian Strudwick RN, PhD, FAMIA-Chief Clinical Informatics Officer and Scientist, Center for Addiction and Mental Health

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