HIT Consultant October 22, 2021
Anna Nerz, Healthcare Solution Manager at SAP

For hospitals and the people who staff them, it was exactly the déjà vu they were hoping to avoid: another surge in COVID-19 cases, with the now all-too-familiar strains and stressors that accompany it.

The rapid spread of the Delta variant in the U.S. and elsewhere brought reports of fresh spikes in hospital admission numbers and shortages of ICU beds. Hospitals were forced to increase overtime demands on staff, recall contingent workers and in some cases, hastily establish temporary treatment facilities to accommodate patients. All of which pointed to a return to some of the working conditions that so heavily taxed employees during previous waves, when, according to a report published by the Lancet based on a national survey of...

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