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Practice tip of the week: Solutions for staff turnover


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With all the useful information available on Physicians Practice, it is easy to become overwhelmed.

With this in mind, the tip of the week is a chance to reflect on some of the wisdom found all across the site. In this February 2022 article on staving off staff turnover, Lisa Hedges gives these tips:

Hybrid-telemedicine options and flex hours are viable options for medical staff

According to employees working at practices that adopted new measures to combat burnout, flexible work hours and increased paid time off were the most helpful measures taken by employers. A hybrid-telemedicine approach—from physicians to techs—is a great option and can be implemented quickly with the right tools.

Mitigating burnout by adopting telemedicine systems, patient portals, and wellness programs

Not all physician practices have adopted the newest technologies. In fact, some measures physicians took during the pandemic include software-related telemedicine systems to help facilitate remote patient care and scheduling tools. Additionally, adopting patient portals have helped automate systems and enable better communication between providers and patients. This helps eliminate the hassle for staff and provides more peace of mind for patients already experiencing delays in care.

Offer raises and creative benefits, especially during record inflation

Now is the time to get creative with your perks and benefits and keep a watchful eye on the current state of the economy. Start asking yourself the following questions: What can you offer that sets you apart from competition? Looking to alleviate some of those major pain points for your employees? Consider sending out an anonymous survey to see how they’re really feeling and take action.

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