Workforce

At Legacy Health, a career progression mapping program aids workforce development
By Bill Siwicki 02:52 pm July 15, 2019
The program is a labor of love for the health system’s chief information and administrative officer. And it’s helping entry level employees in IT move up to principal engineer/senior analyst.
By Nathan Eddy 10:54 am July 15, 2019
The 10-year initiative will focus on workforce development, education and training for next-generation care delivery.
Apple Watches, AI help docs dictate at Austin Regional, saving 2 hours a day

Austin Regional Clinic.

By Bill Siwicki 11:51 am July 12, 2019
Natural language processing-powered software has helped the clinic gain efficiencies, leading to more time with patients, fewer EHR burnout symptoms and the ability to see more patients in a day.
ABB brings robotics to new healthcare hub at Texas Medical Center

The ABB Medical Lab.

By Bill Siwicki 01:03 pm July 10, 2019
The vendor’s research team will work on the Houston-based provider organization’s campus with medical staff, scientists and engineers to develop non-surgical medical robotics systems.
AI and virtual care are changing the healthcare workforce – but there's a difference between 'tasks and jobs'
By Mike Miliard 10:45 am July 10, 2019
Accenture's Kaveh Safavi discusses healthcare's outsized spend on labor – and how machine learning, telehealth and consumerism are transforming how work is done and who does it.
Doctor talking to patient.
By Jeff Lagasse 03:07 pm July 09, 2019
In its review of physician supply and demand, the Association of American Medical Colleges projects a shortage of up to 67,000 specialists by 2032.
At one specialty provider, new IT recruits shadow staff to acclimate to unique organizational needs

Deborah Heart and Lung Center.

By Bill Siwicki 12:28 pm July 09, 2019
Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s workforce development program for its health IT team centers around staff experts who teach new recruits about how technology works there – and across the wider healthcare industry.
By Susan Morse 04:38 pm July 08, 2019
While the unemployment rate remains relatively unchanged at 3.7 percent, the unemployment rate for hospitals stands at about 1.6 percent.
AI, virtual reality set to boost growth of integrated operating rooms
By Nathan Eddy 11:51 am July 05, 2019
A Frost & Sullivan report predicts that as many as 45% of ORs will be integrated with intelligent technologies within the next four years to improve the precision and predictability of surgical services.
Doctor using tablet.
By Jeff Lagasse 02:57 pm July 03, 2019
More than half of facilities met the expected level of staffing less than 20% of the time during the one-year study period.

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