Telehealth after dark: health systems can relieve clinician workload through nighttime virtual care
Healthcare IT News - Telehealth
AUGUST 13, 2020
Smaller critical care hospitals may not have the patient volume to justify having a full-time physician for the night hours. This, said panelists during a recent HIMSS20 Digital presentation, can mean facilities leverage their daytime doctors for the job – leading, in turn, to burnout and decreased quality of care. Nurses, too, can be stressed by the decision to wake up a physician, leading to decreased job satisfaction and decreased comfort managing complex patients.