As medical professionals throughout the world cope with the challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and health systems scramble to offer as much support as possible, the Well-Being Index has seen more weekly assessments than ever before. To mitigate the devastating effects of working through this crisis, healthcare workers are seeking increased resources to protect their well-being and maximize their mental health.
In the ever-changing environment that is healthcare, it is critical for organizations and individuals to have a real-time measure and awareness of their mental health. For healthcare administrators, it is vital, now more than ever, to have the most accurate quantitative view of the well-being of staff to protect and support them as effectively and efficiently as possible.
To aide in this effort and to provide the needed support to clinicians, the Well-Being Index team has implemented updates to the tool to allow for weekly reassessments rather than the previous monthly reassessment periods.
Now, healthcare workers will be able to log in to their Well-Being Index account and reassess their well-being weekly, providing them with:
- Increased tracking and self-awareness
- A more up-to-date comparison to their peers and national averages
- More tailored suggested resources
- Further opportunity to provide feedback to the organization
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants were able to reassess on a monthly basis. This reassessment period has been the norm as research shows that lasting behavioral changes are unlikely to form within a month. Now, however, with the rapidly changing situation, demanding environments, and increased psychological hazards, the Well-Being Index team thought it was important and necessary to increase the reassessment period frequency.