Young healthcare workers see tech’s potential to reduce workloads and stress.

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A recent study revealed that young healthcare workers see tech as an opportunity to reduce stress in the workplace and value a positive workplace culture above all else.

Above all else, young healthcare workers prioritise a healthy workplace culture.

The study, undertaken before COVID-19 became part of our vocabulary, sort to uncover how technology can be used to transform health care and create the ideal healthcare working environment, it also sort to identify gaps in healthcare education and training. Researchers polled nearly 3,000 participants, including GP’s, specialists and nurses, across 15 countries, including Australia, all under the age of 40.

The resulting report, Future Health Index 2020, highlighted a significant opportunity for junior healthcare professionals to embrace technologies and upskill to meet the future. Australian healthcare professionals, in particular, saw digital health technologies as key for streamlining work efficiencies — reducing the workload and decreasing their stress levels.

Critical to Australia’s younger healthcare professionals was workplace culture. When deciding on a practice or hospital to work in, a culture of collaboration and professional autonomy was top of their list.

The full report is available here: https://www.philips.com/a-w/about/news/future-health-index/reports/2020/covid-19-and-younger-healthcare-professionals.html