Transforming the Workplace for a Changing Workforce

Thrall, Teresa Hudson
July 2008
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Jul2008, Vol. 82 Issue 7, pLS-8
Trade Publication
The article discuss several hospital strategies to accommodate the next generation of health care workers. One strategy that might prove especially effective for younger employees is redefining shift work. Working eight hours straight may not be as desirable to a young clinician as, say, working 6 to 10 in the morning. Because they already communicate constantly via wireless technologies, face-to-face encounters are not as important to them. Patient status and handoff information can be e-mailed to the clinician while he is out of the hospital.


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