Why SimpliFed Decreases Provider Burden

February 15, 2024

According to a Becker Hospital Review article that surveyed physicians, OB/GYNs and Pediatricians topped the list in reported job-related burnout. In an ever-changing healthcare landscape, there are so many reasons as to why providers are choosing to leave their posts; covid fatigue among so many others. 

One determining factor could be financial, as systems put pressure on providers to meet bottom lines with increased patient panels. All this while they face a significant staffing and provider shortage. In fact, according to a report from the US Department of Health and Human services a deficit of OB/GYNS is expected to reach more than 5,000 by 2030. 

Less providers to see more patients. 

And due to some staggering statistics, those same systems are pushing for better maternal health outcomes. The CDC reported in 2021, 1,205 women died of maternal causes in the United States, a nearly 40% increase from the previous year. The CDC also states many of these deaths were preventable with healthcare improvements for both prenatal and postpartum patients. 

Less providers to see more patients while delivering higher quality care. 

The numbers can’t add up.

Proper lactation and baby feeding support is proven to improve maternal health outcomes for parents and babies. Breastfeeding reduces risk of certain cancers and studies show patients with a negative response to breastfeeding are often at higher risk for postpartum depression. But women need support. Baby feeding isn’t meant to be done in a vacuum. 

It seems like healthcare leaders are at an essential crossroads. 

Enter healthcare technology. SimpliFed’s healthcare platform is an extension of an OB/GYN’s practice. Our certified lactation consultants do not replace home or in-hospital care but compliment by offering virtual night and weekend appointments.

“As a Simplified provider who has worked in various settings, I see the benefits and relief that virtual consults provide to post-partum families and the healthcare system as a whole,” says Certified Lactation Consultant Britney Allen. “In the first few weeks and days postpartum, it can be quite challenging for new mothers to travel with a newborn. The convenience of being able to receive virtual support from experts in the field of lactation can have a huge impact on breastfeeding outcomes.”

More time for providers to practice at the top of their license. Less stress induced provider burnout. Happier families. Better maternal outcomes.

And with built in technology to bi-directionaly communicate, pertinent appointment reminders and other key metrics are automatically shared with each team member. 

If you’re a health system leader interested in changing maternal outcomes and reducing your staff burden, we can help.

Contact us.