Technology is changing the way our companies grow and our employees produce. Here is how you can leverage technology to help your nurses feel less burned out and overworked.
1. Technology can help address nurse burnout and shortages
Even before COVID, a 2021 study by Healthcare IT News showed that 72% of nurses felt burnout, and 90% considered leaving the industry altogether1. LouAnn Bala, MSN, RN of Get Well states, “…poor nurse retention has been an issue for hospitals for decades, but technology can help by automating and supplementing nurse strategies.”1 This in turn, helps increase job satisfaction and productivity while keeping employees on board. Another key takeaway from Bala is that by implementing risk-reducing measures with technology, the burden of possible medical errors will decrease.
2. Technology can increase efficiency, empower nurses, and improve patient outcomes
Bradley University wrote an article that references a 2015 study by the Columbia University Medical Center in which nurses used smartphones and tablets to help diagnose patients2. The mobile app guided nurses through identifying chronic health conditions and provided cues for nurses along the way. They found that by empowering nurses with technology, nurse satisfaction improved, allowing them more time to focus on patient comfort2.
As you can imagine, when you implement efficient processes and allow nurses more time to focus on patients, the natural effect is improved patient outcomes. Nurses, prescribers, and pharmacies no longer need to play phone tag to track down medication ordering statuses. If you’re ready to help modernize your hospice, then BetterRX is your answer. With the BetterRX Connected RX Platform, you can order, track, and manage medication all in one place.
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