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Business growth requires effective change management
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Business growth requires effective change management

Change is all around us. From technological innovations to cultural shifts in the ways we live, play, and travel, our world is in a constant state of motion. Business is moving faster than ever, too, putting more emphasis on change management, which is now viewed as a necessity to guide companies through major adjustments. But how often is exciting and rapid growth considered a major adjustment? Rarely. And that’s a problem. Change management techniques are vital to bringing companies through adjustments in how we do business, how we must adapt to shifting business needs, or changes that have the potential to create discord among employees. Yet, all too often the need for change management in positive growth situations is overlooked. People assume that companies can absorb this kind o...
5 Ways Technology Can Help Overburdened Doctors
Technology

5 Ways Technology Can Help Overburdened Doctors

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Even before the pandemic, the United States was already facing a physician shortage, beginning in the early 2000s, that many described as "devastating." Doctors faced long hours, regulatory compliance, high malpractice insurance premiums, mountains of paperwork that kept them in the office well after closing hours and increasing medical school debt (which mostly won't be covered by the new student loan forgiveness program).Indeed, the Covid-19 crisis exacerbated an already worrisome problem. During the pandemic, the lives of physicians became even more strained as they dealt with sick and dying patients, the lack of PPE and hospital beds, mixed communications about Covid and its spread, patient fear and thei...
Engaging vulnerable populations: Making the right connections for better health
Health

Engaging vulnerable populations: Making the right connections for better health

A woman from a low-income neighborhood chooses not to receive care from her closest health center, which is located in a wealthy community, because of a demeaning interaction she previously had with the office staff there. A Spanish-speaking man whose prostate cancer has been in remission avoids making a follow-up appointment because he’s uncomfortable navigating discussions with staff in English. His daughter would go with him if he asked, but he doesn’t want to impose. Instead, he takes his chances and stays home. As these two examples demonstrate, barriers to healthcare access among those most vulnerable go beyond social determinants of health (SDoH) such as lack of reliable transportation or economic instability. Cultural, racial and socioeconomic barriers also play a role, from ...
Nebraska doctors’ group supports preserving reproductive rights | Health and Fitness
Fitness

Nebraska doctors’ group supports preserving reproductive rights | Health and Fitness

The Nebraska Medical Association has adopted a resolution supporting the preservation of reproductive rights, marking a shift away from the group’s formerly neutral stance.Technically, the organization, which represents about 3,000 physicians, residents and medical students across the state, adopted three resolutions on the topic last week, said Dr. Daniel Rosenquist, the group’s newly elected president and a family medicine physician in Columbus.Two resolutions support preserving the physician-patient relationship and allowing physicians to provide care while avoiding criminal prosecution, he said.The third, introduced by Dr. Maureen Boyle of Omaha, opposes limitations on access to reproductive health services, including fertility treatments, contraception, abortion an...
More Canadian doctors reported burnout, considered suicide over the past year: CMA survey – National
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More Canadian doctors reported burnout, considered suicide over the past year: CMA survey – National

More Canadian doctors and medical professionals reported burnout and considered suicide over the past year as compared to pre-COVID times, a new national survey shows. The survey conducted by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) from Oct. 13 to Dec. 13, 2021, involving 4,121 physicians and medical learners, states that in the past 12 months, over half of the respondents reported experiencing symptoms of burnout — 1.7 times higher compared to four years ago. Read more: ‘We are absolutely destroyed’: Health workers facing burnout, even as COVID levels ease Other psychological factors, apart from burnout, where there have been “alarming increases” include rates of positive screening for depression and recent suicidal ‘ideation’, according to the report publis...
Protecting health care workers from monkeypox: Washington L&I offers guidance | 2022-07-28
Health

Protecting health care workers from monkeypox: Washington L&I offers guidance | 2022-07-28

Tumwater, WA — Health care workers should rely on their clinical recognition skills, workplace safety protocols and personal protective equipment to avoid contracting and spreading monkeypox, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries advises. Monkeypox is a viral disease that spreads mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who’s infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms include a rash that can look like pimples or blisters, fever, exhaustion, headache, chills, and swollen lymph nodes. On July 23, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the disease a global health emergency. Washington L&I says health care workers can help prevent the spread of monkeypox – which can easily be mistaken for other rash-caus...