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

WeLearn Learning Services Partners with Ardent Health Services to Build Talent Pipelines for Allied Health Professionals
WeLearn Learning Services (@WeLearnls), a learning and workforce development company, is thrilled to announce a landmark partnership with Ardent Health Services, one of the nation’s top health systems. This collaboration aims to facilitate the staffing and development of allied health professionals within Ardent’s expansive network, which manages more than 3.2 million annual patient encounters across 30 hospitals and over 200 care sites in six states.

Empeon Launches Scheduling Solution to Optimize Healthcare Workforce Management
Empeon, the enterprise-grade Human Capital Management (HCM) platform for health systems, announced the beta release of its Scheduling solution. A digital-first and timely addition to Empeon’s comprehensive all-in-one HCM platform, including time and management, payroll, benefits management and more, the new product aims to simplify and enhance healthcare workforce management.

LYLA and Balance Concierge Unite to Drive Workforce Innovation, Combat Burnout, and Simplify Everyday Experiences
LYLA (@helpmelyla), a provider of innovative employee benefits solutions, and Balance Concierge, a trusted name in onsite concierge services, are thrilled to announce a transformative partnership to enhance the employee benefits landscape. This collaboration solidifies LYLA’s focus on the healthcare industry, combining LYLA’s cutting-edge technology and robust marketplace with Balance Concierge’s industry-leading concierge services to deliver an unparalleled employee experience.

Medical Properties Trust Recognized as One of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for Third Consecutive Year
Medical Properties Trust, Inc. announced that it has again been named one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2023, a prestigious award program that recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide. MPT earned a Top 25 ranking among healthcare suppliers and was ranked #6 in the medium sized employer category for companies with between 100 to 999 U.S. employees.

Sutter Health and Press Ganey Join Forces to Improve Patient and Employee Experience
Press Ganey (@PressGaney), the renowned company in transforming the Human Experience (HX) across the healthcare ecosystem of patient, employee, member, and consumer journeys, announced Sutter Health (@SutterHealth) has selected the company as its improvement partner for patient and employee experience. Sutter Health, headquartered in Northern California is a not-for-profit integrated health delivery system with 27 acute care campuses and more than 300 clinics dedicated to serving over 3 million patients across California each year. Moving forward, Press Ganey will support the organization in its bold strategy to be the best healthcare system to work, practice medicine and receive care.

Kevala Announces Release of Next Generation Healthcare Scheduling Solution
Kevala (@kevalacare), a healthcare workforce optimization technology company, is proud to announce their new employee scheduling platform. This announcement is a significant step in Kevala’s commitment to advancing the efficiency and quality of healthcare on a global scale.

Healthcare Workforce Logistics Introduces HWL Works, an Innovative Suite of Technology-Driven Workforce Management Solutions for Today’s Healthcare Delivery Organizations
Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) (@hwlmsp), a healthcare workforce management solutions company, announced the launch of HWL Works, a customizable suite of technology and advisory based solutions designed to empower healthcare delivery organizations to gain competitive advantage in a dynamic workforce marketplace.

IHI Certifies 6000th Patient Safety Professional, Rapidly Growing the Ranks of the Health Care Workforce with Competencies in Safety
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) (@TheIHI) announced that 6,000 health care professionals have earned the Certified Professional in Patient SafetyTM (CPPS) credential, measurably increasing the size of the health care workforce that has demonstrated competency in patient safety domains – including culture, leadership, systems thinking, human factors safety risks and solutions – and performance measurement and improvement. IHI achieved this milestone just 14 months after celebrating 5,000 certificants, representing a 20% increase in CPPS professionals since 2022, which is the fastest pace of growth since the credentialing program began in 2012.

OnShift Launches “OnShift Schedule X”
OnShift (@OnShift), a ShiftKey (@MyShiftKey) company, launched OnShift Schedule X, a modern scheduling technology that provides critical data and actionable insights to drive strategic workforce decisions at scale. OnShift Schedule X’s intuitive workforce technology maximizes shift coverage, accelerates growth, and brings healthcare facilities data – and access to a licensed talent pool – into a singular, intuitive system to optimize resources and fill shifts.

To Read

SullivanCotter Research: The Increase in Health Care Executive Compensation Moderated in 2023 as Incentive Award Payouts Were Reduced Due to the Challenging Performance Environment
SullivanCotter, the nation’s leading independent consulting firm in the assessment and development of total rewards programs, workforce solutions and data products for health care and not-for-profits, has released its 2023 Health Care Management and Executive Compensation Survey report.

State of Health of Women in the Workforce
Each year, women in the workforce account for $85 billion dollars more in healthcare spending than men do-and only a fraction of that can be attributed to pregnancy. Parsley Health (@parsley_health) commissioned a national survey of more than 1,200 full-time employed women ages 18-60 to better understand what’s driving increased health costs and how women’s health is impacting them at work. It found that nearly half of women miss work on a regular basis due to their health, that their symptoms interfere regularly with their productivity, and that only 33% even have a clear diagnosis. On top of this, 80% of women are delaying care until symptoms worsen or affect their daily lives.

2023 Healthcare Executives Workforce Survey Highlights Surge in Demand for Workforce Marketplace Platforms
ShiftMed (@ShiftMedNurses), a provider of healthcare workforce solutions, has announced the findings of its 2023 Healthcare Workforce Trends Survey, shedding light on the evolving landscape of healthcare staffing in the U.S. The survey, which collected responses from 130 healthcare executives across the country, highlights the industry’s growing interest in alternative staffing models and the challenges health systems face when relying too heavily on travel nursing.


Staffing Resource Center
Twitter: @MGMA

With physician burnout on the rise and engagement on the decline, it can feel like there’s nothing you can do to combat the staffing shortage impacting the healthcare industry. Check out their list of best resources to help you restore your staffing levels and make it through the twilight of this pandemic. You can do this, and we’re here to help.

2022 Healthcare Workforce Rescue Package
All In WellBeing First for Healthcare
Twitter: @AllIn4WellBeing

Two years into a global pandemic, healthcare team members are in crisis. Leaders are bombarded with competing messages about how to support them and address workforce shortages. A group of experts in collaboration with the National Academy of Medicine identified the top five actions leaders should take to support team members now. These evidence-based actions can be initiated within 3 months and build a foundation for a long-term system well-being strategy.

Remote Workforce and HIPAA
Twitter: @HIPAASecureNow

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.