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3 Ways Technology Can Reduce Healthcare Burnout
These days, burnout is endemic to the healthcare industry, affecting the well-being and performance of not only physicians and nurses, but everyone from C-level executives to janitorial workers. Technology can play a key role in alleviating burnout by providing solutions that reduce the administrative burden, improve work-life balance and promote self-care—and here’s three examples.
Ease the Workload with Workforce Management Software
Many HR software platforms have some workforce management capabilities such as scheduling software and shift optimization tools, which can help balance workloads and minimize overtime. By ensuring adequate staffing levels and optimizing schedules, healthcare organizations can help prevent excessive, unbalanced work hours, which in turns lessens burnout risks.
Leverage Virtual Telemedicine Platforms
Telehealth solutions gained prominence during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to deliver healthcare services remotely—and they continue to be a viable option, especially for patient monitoring and follow-up care. Whether using a mainstream online meeting platform or investing in a specialized telemedicine solution, these can add hours back into each healthcare provider’s days, providing better work-life balance. Bonus: many patients appreciate the convenience of having this option, too.
Promoting Self-Care through Digital Wellness Tools
Technology can also support wellness initiatives by providing online tools and resources that offer, say, stress management and mental health support. For example, mobile applications, wearable devices, and online counseling services may offer meditation guidance, sleep tracking, stress reduction exercises and more. By encouraging employees to practice self-care—and making it very easy to do so—you reduce their risk of burnout, while showing you care.
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