The best way to avoid burnout among staff is to ensure they’re given opportunities to completely disconnect, says Kate Pierce, CIO at North Country Hospital. Doing so requires “deliberate intent, clear expectations, and an organizational understanding and commitment.”
Taking economics out of the picture, the value proposition that tips the scales for telehealth is quality, according to Joseph Kvedar, MD, who cites examples where “we can extend access, provide patient convenience, and do so at a higher quality than in-person.”
It’s become far too common – and too easy – for IT teams to experience burnout. For CIOs, it means not just encouraging staff to take time off to recharge, but enforcing it, says Nicholas Szymanski.
For Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO at UConn Health, the key to becoming a “document whisperer” for clinical workflow design and EMR support was in understanding how the two concepts are related, and then developing workflows that are “quick, easy-to-use, and functionally sound.”
Given the spike in remote and hybrid work models – which doesn’t appear to be waning any time soon – have CIOs altered their management strategies? What steps can leaders take to ensure a healthy work-life balance for their teams? Aaron Miri provides some thoughts.