HIT Consultant April 6, 2021
Peter Ziese PhD, MD, Business Leader, Monitoring and Analytics, Philips

COVID-19 has been a novel pandemic in many ways beyond the actual virus itself – from the irreparable impacts it’s having on society, to the immense strain it’s put on the healthcare industry. A recent report stated that 93% of healthcare professionals reported experiencing stress, 86% reported experiencing anxiety, and 76% reported exhaustion and burnout [1]. Considering that the virus will continue to have an impact in 2021 and the reality that COVID-19 will likely not be the last epidemic we encounter, we need better systems put in place to protect healthcare providers. 

When reflecting on learnings from the last year, and as we think about how to best support care providers moving forward, three strategies, in particular, stand out....

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