The session will begin with a high level view that workplace culture, workflow and load, as well as individual habits are all important components of addressing this issue. Dr. Drill-Mellum will then go into some detail on each of these components.
Laurie C. Drill-Mellum, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, MMIC
As a practicing MD with a master’s degree in public health and more than 25 years as an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Drill-Mellum brings an insured physician's perspective to the purpose, vision and values of MMIC and the other member companies of Constellation. She works cross-functionally, leveraging her experience in clinical, allopathic and integrative, medicine, and risk and patient safety. Dr. Drill-Mellum speaks nationally and internationally on topics in health care that can affect patient safety, including clinician burnout and resilience, team communication and diagnostic error. Her role as chief medical officer at Constellation provides an opportunity to share what she’s learned about people and medical culture through her studies of anthropology, behavior, public health, emergency medicine, integrative medicine, and leadership.
She also provides guidance and leadership to the claim and risk and patient safety teams, and plays a key role in developing topics for our magazine, Brink. Dr. Drill-Mellum joined MMIC in 2012 after serving four years on the company’s board of directors, while practicing emergency medicine at Ridgeview Medical Center in Minnesota, where she continues to work as as a hospice physician. Dr. Drill-Mellum is an active collaborator with industry colleagues as well, constantly thinking about how to serve health care clinicians more effectively and efficiently so they are able to best care for their patients. Additionally, she leads and serves in our clinician peer support program. Away from the bustle of work, she walks daily, preferably in nature, and enjoys quiet, peaceful time with family (and several dogs and cats) out on her hobby farm.