Search Tag: mental health

Executive Health Management

Hospital Leaders: Provision of Childcare Can Be a Game-Changer

2021 21 Jun

Workforce shortages are an issue faced by many hospital leaders. Implementing four basic child care policies in your institution, could be a game-changer when it comes to retaining workers - especially women, according to a recent article published in  Harvard Business Review (HBR). During the pandemic, women have been disproportionately... Read more

Executive Health Management

Healthcare Leaders Discuss Pandemic Role of the Chief Wellness Officer

2021 13 May

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems struggled to manage the mental health and wellbeing of their diverse healthcare workforce who often suffered from stress, anxiety, long working hours and other related issues, which can lead to workplace burnout.  The relatively new role of the chief wellness officer (CWO) are tasked with... Read more

Health Management

Mental Health Services Challenged by COVID-19 - Analysis of a Selected Area in Northern Italy

2021 26 Apr

An overview of the consequences of neglecting mental health and a case study of reorganisation of mental health service practices in Asti County, Italy. Key Points Mental health as a strategy of care for targeting inequalities as direct determinants of diseases. Reorganisation of the practices of mental health services during the... Read more

Health Management

Harnessing the Potential of Technology for Mental Healthcare

2021 26 Apr

Digital mental health services hold great potential for the future of mental healthcare provision; embedding the services in a stepped care model (with steps providing prevention or treatment of different intensities depending on the severity of the illness) and in a hybrid approach (integrating both virtual and in-person care) ensures that the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Healthcare Workers During Pandemic: Major Factors for Well-being

2021 23 Apr

A new study looks into prevalent determinants of psychological well-being in healthcare workers based on survey data collected in three countries.   You might also like: A nurse looks back: what has happened to the profession over the last 12 months? Learn more   Already a crisis in pre-pandemic times, burnout, anxiety and other... Read more

ICU Management

ICU Mental Health in the Ongoing Pandemic: How Will We Be Okay?

2021 19 Apr

After a year of this pandemic, this article explores what we currently understand about the psychological impact experienced by ICU teams and provides practical guidance to help build personal and team resilience as the journey with COVID-19 continues with no end in sight. Introduction When COVID-19 emerged as a new pathogen, the pictures... Read more

IT Management

State of Mental Health: Digital Providers’ Insight

2021 12 Feb

A new research assesses the role digital providers play in the mental health support during the pandemic.   You might also like: ATA & ORCHA Partner for Health App Quality   Mental health had been on the radar of the World Health Organization even before COVID-19, with an estimated 1 billion people worldwide suffering... Read more

IT Management

2021 01 Feb

The costs of loneliness, and telepresence as a social snack   In this space I explore monthly topics, from concepts to technologies, related to the necessary steps to build Digital Healthcare Systems. For the month of February 2021, I have invited Prof. Luisa Lima to co-author a brief article on ‘The costs of loneliness and... Read more

ICU Management

Post-Intensive Care Syndrome - A Necessary Harm in the Critically Ill?

2020 24 Nov

Critically ill patients can develop a series of complications due to ICU risk factors that may lead to permanent disability. The implementation of strategies to reduce its incidence is essential. N owadays, the possibilities of survival of critically ill patients have grown due to technological and medical advances. This leads to... Read more