Probably one of the industries most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is healthcare. Physicians and nurses are working endless hours to treat patients, and hospitals and health systems are trying to ramp up their testing capabilities for the influx of people who suspect they have the new coronavirus.
In the school of hard knocks, the coronavirus is the new headmaster.
COVID-19 administered a nearly impossible financial test to physician practices, forcing them to quickly rethink the way they deliver care.
The stakes are high in any job interview, but in health care, the interview questions can be especially tough. Employers want to be sure they’re getting the best of the best, so frequently, there are not many "easy-to-answer" questions.
May 11, 2020
Tips for Healthcare Professionals to Decrease Stress During the Pandemic
You already know that many physicians experience burnout due to their chosen profession. We’ve covered in previous blogs how they report it at rates two times greater than non-physician working adults and that the issue costs the healthcare industry between $500,000-$1 million per doctor. In addition, it’s been directly linked to an array of problems, including decreased patient satisfaction and care quality, physician alcohol and drug abuse and addiction and high malpractice risk and physician and staff turnover.
Mount Carmel Health System is among many to take advantage of mobile check-in product, providing an immediate solution to healthcare delivery in time of crisis
Those of you who work in a physician practice know burnout is real. Many doctors in the United States put in an average of 40-60 hours per week. In fact, these medical professionals report burnout at rates two times greater than non-physician working adults. Tragically, approximately 300-400 doctors annually commit suicide, a rate more than double that of the general population.