In the wake of the current pandemic, many health systems have been strained by increased levels of stress and burnout, absenteeism, and turnover among its clinicians. COVID-19 is placing increased demands on health systems and clinicians as well as a renewed focus on the importance of clinician well-being. An effective clinician onboarding program can help ensure clinician well-being and engagement throughout their career—including times of immense stress—but it needs to begin on day one.
On a daily basis, clinicians face many challenges such as lack of alignment and engagement with health system strategy and goals, well-being and burnout issues, and the transition from fee-for-service to value-based payment with health information technology as the platform. These are just a few areas where we need to help clinicians achieve success while managing the demands of practice.
The perceptions of patients regarding the safety of elective procedures has steadily improved since May, as shown in Vizient’s updated report Connecting With Patients During COVID-19. However, this has not translated into increased utilization of health care services.
With a shortage of roughly 140,000 physicians projected to impact health care in the U.S. by 2033, health system leaders are beginning to consider how much the advanced practice provider (APP) workforce, which includes nurse practitioners and physician assistants, could mitigate this shortage. One thing is for sure, the success of this strategy will rely on organizational structures, processes, and the deeply rooted, physician-centric culture evolving to fully embrace the APP workforce.
There are a multitude of benefits to transradial procedures including improved patient safety, a more comfortable patient recovery and a decrease in overall cost for hospitals over femoral access procedures.
It’s easy to assume robotics are the better choice when it comes to patient care, but hospitals must examine closely these assumptions to determine if the robotic procedures are cost-effective as well as beneficial to the patient.
Data shows that people are avoiding their doctors’ offices for routine care because they are concerned about acquiring the virus there. This includes parents not bringing their children in for regular check-ups and vaccines and therefore, they are not receiving routine vaccines in a timely manner and increasing their risk for preventable diseases.
Each year in the U.S., approximately 700 women die as a result of pregnancy-related complications, according to a report recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The leading complications, maternal hemorrhage and severe hypertension/preeclampsia, make up 21.4% of all reported pregnancy-related deaths. Fortunately, they can be treated with early detection.
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