Workforce 2015: Strategy Trumps Shortage

For the past several decades, the U.S. labor pool has grown rapidly as increased numbers of women and “baby boomers” of both genders joined the workforce, and as the relatively small number of persons born during the Great Depression retired. The future looks much different… Health care will face the twin challenges of attracting and retaining replacements for retiring workers while expanding its workforce to care for an aging population.

Tackling Family Physician Shortage

For now, Prineville has just one family doctor for every 943 residents — a staggeringly low number… The shortage of primary care physicians isn’t just in Crook County — it’s nationwide. Studies show by the year 2020, America will be short 30,000 family physicians.

The Revival of Hospital Management

Article Summary There are specific factors that hospitals around the world are consistently aspiring to attain for improvement. These include measured performances, continuous quality enhancement and responsiveness to the needs of patients, physicians, employees, and community stakeholders. Read full article Source: Healthcare

Experts Name 9 ways to Fix Healthcare Workforce Shortage

Article Summary The United States needs to invest more in primary care providers – one of nine ways to increase the healthcare workforce, according to the Center for American Progress. In a new report released Thursday, Ellen-Marie Whelan and Daniel Derksen of

Health Reform and the Healthcare Workforce

Joanne Spetz from the UCSF Center for the Health Professions examines how health reform will impact the healthcare workforce. Series: “Health Policy Studies”, UCTelevision. Watch video on YouTube

Global Medical Education and Social Change

White Paper Summary The Program in Global Medical Education and Social Change, housed within the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, seeks to forge long-term academic partnerships to support the education of health professionals and to create

A Transformative Time for Healthcare

White Paper Summary After decades of false alarms, healthcare providers are agreed: Their industry is about to go through transformative change. Why is this time different? We met with 40 top leaders of healthcare organizations to find out how they planned to

Battling to Attract and Retain the Best

Article Summary Our employees are our most valuable resource.” We constantly hear these words from organizational leaders across every industry, but mostly in the healthcare and life sciences fields where employees make decisions that not only impact a ‘customer service score’, but

An Insight on Health Care Expenditure

White Paper Summary The health care industry is one of the largest industries in the United States….The country’s economy has always been under great pressure to meet with the rising cost of health care. Health care expenditure is growing each year surpassing

Is Hospital Job Growth in the Cards in 2010?

Article Summary Yes, healthcare job growth was slower than in years past. Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary data show the healthcare sector created 267,000 new jobs in 2009, including 22,000 payroll additions in December. That’s a considerable drop from 2008, for example,