The IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work is designed to reduce healthcare worker burnout and increase healthcare worker well-being. Healthcare worker burnout has spiked dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic, with a recent research article finding that 62.8% of physicians reported at least one symptom of burnout in 2021 compared with 38.2% in 2020.
In a Quality, Safety & Oversight Group memo to survey offices nationwide, CMS said “all providers and suppliers should continue to implement appropriate infection control protocols for COVID-19,” as well as the flu, and included links to CDC guidance on both.
To provide care in a safe setting for both patients and healthcare workers, hospitals need to identify patients at risk for intentional harm to themselves or others, CMS recommended in its November 28 memo, as well as identify environmental safety risks for such patients and provide education and training for staff and volunteers. CMS said it expects hospitals to demonstrate how they identify patients at risk of self-harm or harm to others and what steps they are taking to minimize those risks.
On episode 67 of PSQH: The Podcast, AlGene Caraulia, vice president of Integration and Sustainability for Crisis Prevention Institute, talks about workplace violence prevention in healthcare.
The Top of Mind for Top Health Systems 2023 report, released this week by CCM, the innovation arm of UPMC, and KLAS Research, represents the thoughts of 61 leaders from 59 healthcare organizations, and marks the second year in a row that patient access is at the top of the to-do list. Some 28% of those surveyed for this year’s report rated it as the problem that has the greatest potential to be improved via digital health–and one that has been greatly impacted by the pandemic.
The new study, which was published last week by JAMA Health Forum, is based on survey data collected from more than 20,000 clinicians. The survey data was collected between February 2019 and December 2021.
Mitchell leads more than 1,100 physicians and advanced practice clinicians. He also provides clinical oversight for the Albuquerque, New Mexico—based health system’s medical staff operations at nine hospitals. HealthLeaders recently talked with him about a range of topics, including clinical leadership at PHS, healthcare worker burnout, patient safety at PHS, and workforce shortages.
An aging and retiring nurse workforce, burnout from the pandemic, and a rapidly greying Baby Boomer population have created a trifecta of staffing challenges across the healthcare space, but one nurse leader has some suggestions.
The rate of COVID mortality in the nation’s 10 least-vaccinated states – 145 per 100,000 population — was nearly double the COVID mortality rate of the 10 most-vaccinated states (74.5/100,000), according to the letter which was published Friday in JAMA Network.
Health systems and hospitals are facing widespread workforce shortages, particularly in nursing. Top healthcare executives say staffing shortages are their most pressing clinical care problem now that the crisis phase of the coronavirus pandemic has passed. Burnout has spiked during the pandemic.