One could argue that the healthcare industry is by its nature human-centric, with patients at the center. Human-centric workplace programs expand on this mission by focusing on the people providing the care.
In addition to the reduction in healthcare services, nurse staffing issues directly affect patient care. A recent survey by the Michigan Nurses Association found that 42% of respondents knew of a patient’s death being caused by nurse understaffing, nearly double the percentage (22%) from seven years ago.
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For two large employers, one type of nurse advice line—a nurse-first remote triage model—reduces unnecessary emergency department and urgent care visits. It’s an approach that lowers healthcare costs for both employees and employers and helps minimize readmissions by offering patients clinical support when they need it, including after hours.
School districts need to think outside the box and look for innovative, cost-effective healthcare solutions. Fortunately, telehealth services and revolutionary healthcare companies are developing more efficient ways to do that.
The program teaches students how to analyze data about and for their communities. The goal is to have students identify and work to resolve a national blind spot to get ahead of the next pandemic and lift the quality of data collection throughout the entire industry.
The industry is formulating new strategies to overcome the challenge of onboarding nurses effectively. The hospitals and health systems that rise to meet this challenge have an opportunity to set themselves apart in the race to recruit and retain new nurses―and in turn set themselves apart as leaders in care delivery for years to come.
Antibiotic-resistance continues to be a challenge for the healthcare industry, as medical and public health professionals look for ways to combat it even as more multiple-drug resistant bacteria, viruses, and fungi emerge.
A report from Behavioral Health Tech finds that roughly 75% of healthcare workers may leave the industry by 2025. Professionals report that they spend twice as much time doing manual, EHR-related tasks as they spend with their patients.
Burnout and staffing shortages continue to hit healthcare organizations hard even three years after the start of COVID-19. In a new report from the Larry A. Green Center and Primary Care Collaborative, 80% of respondents felt that the current workforce was too small to serve their patients’ needs.