Today’s healthcare environment looks very different than it did a few years ago. Healthcare is no longer delivered exclusively within the four walls of a care facility, which allows for better patient access and a more efficient experience for clinicians and administrative staff. Technology can be used to do more easily schedule and categorize patients, collaboration between clinicians and care providers both on-site and off-field, and monitor Almost at home care.
One Flexible working environment allows often stressed and exhausted clinicians to take much-needed physical and mental respite, which is vitally important in a field that is dwindling talent and already in a global shortage. skilled healthcare workers (U.S. projected a shortage of 124,000 skilled health workers over the next twelve years).
We recently commissioned IDC to explore the transformation of the healthcare workplace and the ways in which healthcare organizations are adopting a digital-first approach to healthcare. provide care. The result is a new Industry Spotlight article titled, “Transforming the Healthcare Workplace: It’s Time.”
Focus has uncovered some interesting statistics about the benefits healthcare providers have reported after implementing a more flexible working model.
When asked in the IDC Combined Work Maturity Study what percentage of improvement their organization has experienced in 2021 as a result of investment in job transition, care providers Health says it has achieved a marked improvement in employee experience (30%), expanding talent pool beyond existing geographic constraints (28%), attracting top talent productivity (29%) and better employee retention (29%).
Unnecessary, combined work was adopted during the pandemic across all industries. And while healthcare has returned to a more traditional care environment, elements of the hybrid model persist as the patient and provider demand it.
What we are starting to see now is the next wave of innovation in healthcare. A service that goes beyond virtual care, digital front doors and clinical communications to address healthcare facilities themselves.
While the technology we’ve adopted over the past few years enables better communication and virtual care remains important, healthcare organizations are also now investing in sustainable hospital facilities to address Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) objectives and differentiate between competition.
With smart and sustainable hospital facilitiesHealthcare organizations can reduce energy consumption, water use, and waste, enable greater automation and security for systems across the facility, and address the future of work. with smart, intuitive and flexible space.
Ready to learn more about the transformation of the healthcare workplace and the many benefits it brings to healthcare workers and their patients? We encourage you to read IDC’s bright spot on the future of workplace transformation in healthcare (Doc #US49224922, June 2022) and join the conversation by sharing your thoughts in the comments section below.