Talent Tuesday: The Healthcare Workforce

Taking a break from who is hiring and who was hired, we rounded up some reading on the state of the healthcare workforce. Like many things in our lives for the past three years the pandemic has taken a toll on it. The healthcare workforce might be on the top of the list of disruption. With 18% of healthcare workers having left their jobs and another 12% being laid off, what are the solutions for healthcare as a whole? You can’t open a paper, magazine, or watch news and not hear about the crisis that has evolved. Here are some insights and reports.

In the News

Impresiv Health Becomes a HELIOS® Certified Partner
VirtualHealth is excited to share that Impresiv Health, a world-class healthcare consulting and staffing partner, is now a recognized HELIOS® Certified partner. As a HELIOS Certified partner, Impresiv Health has undergone a rigorous program consisting of specialized training, vetting, and ongoing skill development. Impresiv Health is now certified and approved to work directly with VirtualHealth teams and clients to bring their innovative visions to life within the HELIOS platform.

CHG Healthcare Launches Two New Apps to Aid Healthcare Providers
CHG Healthcare has officially launched two mobile apps focused on creating a one-stop-shop for healthcare providers working locum tenens assignments. Locum tenens, or traveling assignments, give clinicians flexibility in when and where they work, while helping hospitals and healthcare organizations maintain adequate coverage and avoid gaps in patient care. The two apps, MyCompHealth and MyWeatherby, went live in Google Play and Apple App Store recently, and are for use by providers working assignments with each respective staffing company. The apps will allow healthcare professionals to track everything from travel details to shift assignments in one place, all from their smartphone. The focus of this mobile app is to continue elevating the experience traveling providers have when working with our world-class staffing companies.

Sunflower Health Plan, Centene Foundation and KU Endowment Announce $500,000 Grant to the Kansas Nursing Workforce Center
Sunflower Health Plan, a managed care organization established to deliver quality healthcare in the state of Kansas and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Centene Corporation, the Centene Foundation and KU Endowment announced a new partnership that includes a $500,000 grant to the Kansas Nursing Workforce Center to build a centralized data collection and exchange system.

Dock Health Achieves HITRUST Essentials, 1-year (e1) Certification Demonstrating Foundational Cybersecurity
Dock Health, the only work management platform built for healthcare, announced its Dock platform has earned certified status by HITRUST for foundational cybersecurity setting a new standard in healthcare collaboration and workflow automation.

Syra Health Wins a Healthcare Workforce Contract from Douglas County, Nebraska
Syra Health Corp., a healthcare consulting company with a mission to improve healthcare by providing innovative services and technology solutions, announced that it has been awarded a healthcare workforce contract to provide temporary nursing staffing services in support of Douglas County, Nebraska, which includes the state’s largest city, Omaha.

Emerge Education Advances Pennsylvania’s Healthcare Workforce with $251,922 Grant from the Department of Labor & Industry
In a monumental step towards revitalizing Pennsylvania’s healthcare workforce, Emerge Education, a trailblazer in healthcare workforce development, has been awarded a $251,922.49 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s “Creating Nursing Pathways in Pennsylvania through Apprenticeships” initiative. This crucial funding will empower Emerge to expand its Workforce Navigator™ and Emerge Prepared™ programs with a dual focus: Upskilling the healthcare workforce for organizations and Expanding access to healthcare careers for students.

Ingenovis Health Announces Launch of New Unified Mobile App
Ingenovis Health, a healthcare talent workforce solutions company, announced the launch of its mobile app and portal, a unified mobile platform designed to offer healthcare providers access to an ecosystem of opportunity. The new app marks a significant step in the company’s purpose to build a home for healthcare talent by unifying the job-searching and onboarding experience for three of its largest brands, Trustaff, Fastaff and USN.

To Read

Vivian Health’s 2024 Healthcare Workforce Report Sheds Light on Mental Health Crisis, Staffing Regulations, Workplace Violence and Financial Strain
Vivian Health, the talent marketplace used by 1.7 million healthcare professionals, has released its 2024 Healthcare Workforce Report. The fourth edition of the annual report surveyed almost 1,000 U.S. clinicians from December 2023 – January 2024, to explore their sentiment on the top challenges facing the workforce today.

Nursing Homes Increasingly Rely On Staffing Agencies For Direct Care Nursing
A new report in Health Affairs reveals nursing homes have been forced to use costly staffing agencies to fill critical vacancies amid chronic staffing shortages. Read the report, “Nursing Homes Increasingly Rely On Staffing Agencies For Direct Care Nursing.”


Remote Workforce and HIPAA
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Whether a change in your business structure came about from the pandemic, or it just makes more sense for your team, remote work is the norm for many more professionals today than it was in years past.

If you’re in healthcare, this means that you need to factor in the HIPAA component as well as cybersecurity to protect you, the business, and your patients.