Houston Methodist addressed burnout and fatigue by providing a safe work environment with adequate PPE, boosting employee morale, and reducing stress.1
Houston Methodist Hospital was faced with meeting the increased demands of its 130 ICU beds during the pandemic while also safeguarding staff from burnout.1
ICU=intensive care unit; PPE=personal protective equipment.
1. Sasangohar F, Jones SL, Masud FN, et al. Anesth Analg. 2020;131(1):106-111. 2. COVID-19 innovation projects. Houston Methodist Website. https://www.houstonmethodist.org/1285_houstonmethodist/center-for-innovation/innovation_our_work_new/case_study_covid/. Published 2020. Accessed August 21, 2020. 3. Hecker I. Volunteers donate morale-boosting gifts, letters to coronavirus ICU medical staff. Fox 26 Houston website. https://www.fox26houston.com/news/volunteers-donate-morale-boosting-gifts-letters-to-coronavirus-icu-medical-staff. Accessed August 20, 2020.
Kaiser Permanente implemented peer-led training to solve for electronic health record (EHR) challenges.
Kaiser Permanente established a peer-to-peer EHR educational program to maximize the effectiveness of physicians’ time and improve efficiencies across the organization.
Berg S. Peer-led EHR training saves physicians' scarcest resource: time. American Medical Association Website. https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/digital/peer-led-ehr-training-saves-physicians-scarcest-resource-time. Accessed August 3, 2020.