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Op-Ed | MIT Sloan Management Review: The Nursing Shortage Shows Why Industries Must Choose Tech Carefully

By: Tashfeen Suleman, Cofounder and CEO of CloudMedx

With the right technology solutions, companies can aim to relieve rising levels of burnout among health care workers.

More than two years into the pandemic, depleted health care workers have been pushed to their limits. In the U.S., we’re experiencing what Becker’s Hospital Review has described as “an unprecedented nursing shortage.” Overworked and risking their own health — both physical and mental — to provide care throughout multiple surges of COVID-19, nurses are in crisis. Many are leaving the profession — and the problem is global.

The shortage is expected to worsen in the coming years, as baby boomers age and require more care — a scenario that could put many lives at risk: Research shows that hospitals with lower patient-to-nurse ratios see higher mortality and failure-to-rescue rates.

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