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

Carallel Launches New App to Expand Personalized Caregiver Support and Insights into Healthcare’s Hidden Workforce
Carallel, a provider of holistic support, guidance, and assistance for family caregivers, introduced the new Carallel Companion app, which provides caregivers an intuitive and truly personalized digital experience. The app is an evolution of Carallel’s legacy online offering and complements the efforts of the company’s Care Advocates to lessen the family caregiver’s load and maximize their crucial role in American healthcare.

Jackson Nurse Professionals Partners with Immediate to Offer Same Day Pay Access for Travel Nurses
Jackson Nurse Professionals, a premier travel nurse staffing agency, announced its new partnership with Immediate, an innovative earned wage access provider. By introducing Immediate’s cutting-edge financial benefit to its network of travel nurses, Jackson Nurse Professionals’ nurses can manage their earnings with unprecedented ease and flexibility.

Fountain Launches New AI Products to Help Customers Manage Frontline Workforce
Fountain, an enterprise platform for frontline workforce management, launched a set of new products–Fountain Assist, Fountain I-9 Center, Fountain Reach, and Fountain Communicate–to help companies achieve their goals for hiring, managing, and retaining frontline workers. Using Fountain’s technology, customers benefit from faster hiring, more efficient onboarding, and a better experience for frontline employees.

Bryant & Stratton College Partners with Jordan Health to Address Medical Assistant Workforce Shortage
Bryant & Stratton College (B&SC) is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Jordan Health aimed at addressing the critical shortage of medical assistants in the healthcare industry. Through innovative collaboration and leveraging grant funding from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, B&SC and Jordan Health are pioneering efforts to increase the medical assistant workforce in the Greater Rochester area.

Hinge Health Brings Personalized Digital MSK Solution to the Global Workforce
Hinge Health announced the launch of Hinge Health Global, a dedicated solution to address the impact of chronic pain in the global workforce. Hinge Health Global enables multinational employers to provide personalized digital musculoskeletal (MSK) care worldwide, through a single platform.

MedCerts and Mott Community College Announce New Partnership to Enhance Allied Health Training
Mott Community College (MCC) Workforce and Economic Development Division and MedCerts proudly announce a new collaboration aimed at enhancing Allied Health education. By tapping into the potential of MedCerts’ innovative short-term online programs and content, MCC will provide additional opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in critical healthcare roles. This partnership is a significant step forward for MCC’s Workforce & Economic Development Division, as it becomes the first community college in Michigan to join forces with MedCerts.

Dwyer Workforce Development Expands Efforts to Alleviate Senior Healthcare Staffing Shortage Amid Growing National Crisis
Jack and Nancy Dwyer Workforce Development Center, Inc. announced its commitment to providing Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training and job placement support, case management, and wraparound services to over 3,500 individuals nationwide in 2024. Those placed will achieve an estimated $80 million in annual earnings. This announcement follows an impactful 2023 for DWD and the White House’s newly announced nursing home minimum staffing mandate.

Mastery Schools, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Announce Innovative Healthcare High School to Address Local Healthcare Workforce Shortages with Support from Bloomberg Philanthropies
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Mastery Schools announced an unprecedented partnership to design a high school that will help prepare students for well-paying careers in healthcare and address local education and healthcare talent needs. Through this initiative from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Mastery Hardy Williams High School will be revamped to fully integrate healthcare career knowledge and job-training with a high-quality, well-rounded high school experience for students in Philadelphia, graduating students directly into high-demand healthcare jobs at CHOP with family-sustaining wages.

To Read

Relias Report Emphasizes Urgent Need for Improved Training and Resources in Maternal Health Care
Relias, the trusted education and workforce enablement partner to 12,000 healthcare and human services organizations and 4.5 million caregivers, announced the release of its 2024 Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Prevention Report, which identifies key areas of maternal care requiring greater attention and resources from healthcare organizations to support overall maternal health.

Trauma Study Reveals 73% of Senior Care Workforce at Intermediate to High Risk of Toxic Stress
KARE, a digital labor marketplace for post-acute and senior care, in collaboration with the National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA), has released the first of a three-part groundbreaking study, “KARE’s Trauma and Resilience Report.” This report examines the impact of trauma on frontline senior and post-acute care staff, defined by KARE as the “careforce.”

New Press Ganey Data Highlights Need for Decompression Strategies to Boost Nurse Resilience
Press Ganey, a provider of experience measurement, data analytics and insights to health systems and health plans, published findings in its new report, “Nurse Resilience in 2024”. The report analyzes data from over 345,000 clinical RN voices to better understand the nursing workforce today and makes recommendations on how organizations can build resilience.

Cross Country Healthcare Launches Future of Nursing Study Unveiling the Balance of AI Integration and Preserving Humanity in Healthcare
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., a pioneering force in tech-driven workforce solutions and advisory services, in collaboration with the Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, released its latest research findings in the fourth annual installment of the Future of Nursing survey: “Embracing Technology While Preserving Humanity.” Drawing insights from over 1,100 nursing professionals and students, the study illuminates the intricate interplay between cutting-edge healthcare technologies and the enduring essence of compassionate care.


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.