After years of research and internal use at Mayo Clinic, Mayo Clinic licensed the WBI to MedEd Web Solutions to create the online tool so that it can be offered to other institutions to use.
MedEd Web Solutions holds an exclusive license for all versions of the Well-Being Index and manages the rights to use the software and scoring tools.
Dr. Dyrbye is Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, Division of Community Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Co-Director of Mayo Clinic’s Department of Medicine Physician Well-Being Program, and Co-Developer of the Well-Being Index. She has conducted numerous national and multi-institutional studies, conducted randomized clinical trials of possible solutions, and is an innovator and thought-leader in well-being.
Her research has translated to meaningful changes for health care providers, including clinician well-being now being on the scorecard for organizational leaders and state medical licensing boards modifying their questions about physicians’ mental health. Dr. Dyrbye’s work was the impetus for the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience where she serves on the research subcommittee (2017-present).
She has received 11 competitive research grants to support her work, is frequently invited to give presentations both nationally and internationally and has authored over 130 journal articles, abstracts, and other written publications related to physician well-being. Her research on well-being in medical students, residents, and physicians contributes to increased well-being for health care providers and better patient outcomes.
Dr. Shanafelt is an international thought-leader, researcher, and expert in physician well-being. He is Chief Wellness Officer for Stanford Medicine, previously Co-Directed the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Physician Well-Being Program, and is the Co-Developer of the Well-Being Index. Alongside Dr. Dyrbye, he has conducted multiple nationwide studies on clinician well-being and its implications on quality of care.
His research on well-being and distress among medical students, residents, and practicing providers has appeared in numerous publications, and he has presented to the ACGME, AAMC, AMA, and ABI as a keynote speaker on his findings.
Dr. Shanafelt’s work on the topic of well-being has largely focused on shifting the conversation from increasing physician resiliency to implementing organizational, systemic, and cultural changes to improve conditions for health care professionals. In addition to his studies on clinician distress and well-being, Shanafelt is an expert and researcher on the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
We are pleased to offer the Well-Being Index for academic and IRB-approved research. In efforts to promote research and continued validation, the Well-Being Index questions and scoring system are available for free to qualifying users. The one-time registration is limited to a specific research project or a twelve (12) month duration.