The health care workforce shortage has abated, thanks largely to the Great Recession and its lingering effects, which have persuaded many employees to postpone retirement and are prompting a growing number of physicians to seek hospital employment…. Nursing is one staffing area in which some hospitals went from famine to feast…. But be warned: This is the calm before the storm. A larger, more challenging shortage across multiple disciplines is on the horizon. Experts predict a shortage of about 260,000 registered nurses and 150,000 physicians by 2025 and 38,000 pharmacists by 2030.
Report Summary In comparison to other sectors, the health care and social assistance sector’s demographic profile is disproportionately composed of older workers and women. Health care employers can expect a large-scale exodus of older workers in the forthcoming years, and because the
Article Summary In the wake of passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), health care costs continue to mount for employers, according to Towers Watson surveys of U.S. employers conducted in May and August of this year: The anticipated
Report Summary Launched in the spring of 2004, the Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative (BAWFC) has been addressing a widening “skills gap” in the health care industry that has left too many jobseekers and workers in poverty while employers are unable to
Article Summary More than 51 percent of the current workforce is age 40 or older – a 33 percent increase since 1980 – and 40 percent of the U.S. nurse workforce is age 50. As nurses age, retire or find employment outside
It won’t surprise anyone that among the top ten occupations with the most job openings in the United States is registered nurse and among the ten fastest growing occupations are three in the healthcare sector (physical and occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants). Nor will many be surprised that more than 55% of current healthcare managers and nurses will retire by 2020.
Article Summary Within the past ten years, talent, or the human resources required to deliver services in health care, has become more and more scarce. Even with a temporary lessening of the health care worker shortage due to the impact of the
Article Summary By 2030, just twenty years from now, all the baby boomers will have crossed over into the elderly category. Average annual medical expenditures for Americans age 65 and older are more than three times that of the working age group.
Article Summary The economic recovery, albeit slow, appears to be happening. Healthcare reform legislation has passed. These issues and their impact on healthcare organizations are complex and hard to predict, but a few things can be stated with certainty….Competition for talent will
Article Summary Labor expenses comprise as much as 70 percent of the typical hospital’s operating budget, and the degree to which staffing and workflow challenges can negatively affect a hospital’s bottom line cannot be overstated. In the July/August 2009 Health Affairs, Dr