Focus on Workforce Development

Workforce development: Your organization is only as strong as its people

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States will see a shortage of between 46,900 and 121,900 physicians by 2032, including both primary care doctors and specialists. How can you minimize the effect of this trend on your healthcare organization? How can you recruit the best people, retain talent you have and ensure a diverse workforce that reflects the patients you serve?

In the month of July, we'll speak to experts about how they're managing their workforces – not just clinicians, but IT departments, data scientists, care managers, back office staff and others. We'll also look at how those healthcare workforces are changing – and how they ought to be changing – in the face of automation, value-based reimbursement, telemedicine, consumerism and other emerging trends and new technologies.

What you need to know

How one hospital’s staff engagement survey boosts workforce development – and patient care
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Duncan Regional Hospital uses its annual team member engagement survey to help workers enhance...
By Bill Siwicki |
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Broader staff access to more applications, more computing power and greater mobility are just some...
By Nathan Eddy |
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Finding the best care for a patient can be a constantly moving target. The number of stakeholders,...
By Benjamin Harris |
Froedtert Health pushes workforce development with high school-based learning center
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The Wisconsin health system also has introduced new career paths within its information technology...
By Bill Siwicki |
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As companies work to improve their drug discovery processes and foster other new innovations, cloud...
By Nathan Eddy |
Ohio funds expansion of health IT initiative to teach data science to young students
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Community Classroom, part of BioEnterprise’s Health IT in the CLE program, works to build the...
By Mike Miliard |
How one tribal health center boosted training compliance to 99.98%

One of Sault Tribe Health Division's eight health clinics.

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Sault Tribe Health Division also uses its specialized IT system to manage digital incident...
By Bill Siwicki |
Person using a laptop.
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Forty-nine percent of surveyed physicians who had remained independent since 2011 attested to...
By Jeff Lagasse |
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And that's because too many board members don't have the right level of IT and security...
By Nathan Eddy |
John Muir Health outsources IT, revenue cycle, analytics and more to Optum
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As part of the deal, which involves nonclinical technologies, about 540 health system staff will...
By Mike Miliard |
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Competition, an aging workforce, an outdated image contribute to staffing shortages for the health...
By Susan Morse |
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The list of healthcare jobs the AHIMA Foundation program can help fill and upskill is long and...
By Mike Miliard |
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Commonwealth Corporation, a workforce development agency that works to boost the skills of...
By Mike Miliard |
At Legacy Health, a career progression mapping program aids workforce development
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The program is a labor of love for the health system’s chief information and administrative...
By Bill Siwicki |
Telemedicine consultation.
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Physicians of almost all age groups show an interest in pursuing telemedicine jobs or service lines.
By Jeff Lagasse |
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The 10-year initiative will focus on workforce development, education and training for next-...
By Nathan Eddy |
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When developing a digital health system, it's crucial that the workforce be involved in the...
By HIMSS TV |
ABB brings robotics to new healthcare hub at Texas Medical Center

The ABB Medical Lab.

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The vendor’s research team will work on the Houston-based provider organization’s...
By Bill Siwicki |
AI and virtual care are changing the healthcare workforce – but there's a difference between 'tasks and jobs'
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Accenture's Kaveh Safavi discusses healthcare's outsized spend on labor – and how...
By Mike Miliard |
At one specialty provider, new IT recruits shadow staff to acclimate to unique organizational needs

Deborah Heart and Lung Center.

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Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s workforce development program for its health IT team centers...
By Bill Siwicki |
Doctor talking to patient.
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In its review of physician supply and demand, the Association of American Medical Colleges projects...
By Jeff Lagasse |
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While the unemployment rate remains relatively unchanged at 3.7 percent, the unemployment rate for...
By Susan Morse |
Doctor using tablet.
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More than half of facilities met the expected level of staffing less than 20% of the time during...
By Jeff Lagasse |
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A study in Health Affairs finds that strategies for managing how in-basket messages are generated...
By Mike Miliard |

Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine are two of the schools that will receive funding for analytics and data science training.

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The money will help Atlanta University Center Consortium Data Science Initiative improve education...
By Mike Miliard |
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As hospitals and ambulatory sites grapple with the challenges of quality improvement, value-based...
By Mike Miliard |
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The grant will advance careers in an industry short on labor.
By Susan Morse |
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More than 70% of Virginia hospitals that garnish wages are nonprofit, and the money collected is...
By Jeff Lagasse |
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Nearly half of the 10,000 critical care physicians practicing in the U.S. reported symptoms of...
By Jeff Lagasse |
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Chad Konchak, assistant vice president of Clinical Analytics at NorthShore University HealthSystem...
By HIMSS TV |
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Just one subtle comment expressing workplace frustration was enough for people to view someone as a...
By Jeff Lagasse |
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Providence St. Joseph Health brought in a chief medical analytics officer who is a physician and...
By HIMSS TV |
AI-powered clinical documentation boosts patient satisfaction and physician well-being
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With the new tech, Indiana group practice Community Health Network is aiming for more ambient...
By Bill Siwicki |
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Some health systems are viewing these academic medical center acquisitions as a means of getting...
By Jeff Lagasse |
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Practicing empathy can improve patient experience even when it happens someplace consumers don'...
By HIMSS TV |
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Although hiring in healthcare has slowed, the trend has been positive overall, with the industry...
By Jeff Lagasse |
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WAMBI CEO Rebecca Metter discusses how looking at the clinician and patient experience through the...
By HIMSS TV |
Doctors rarely aware of online feedback from patients
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Moreover, the majority of respondents to a new survey had never encouraged patients to leave online...
By Nathan Eddy |
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Springboard Enterprises Director Rebecca MacKinnon details how her firm helps with leadership...
By HIMSS TV |
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The elite corps of chief digital officers emerging today are both business-minded and tech-savvy...
By Nathan Eddy |
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Death Over Dinner founder Michael Hebb discusses the platform for talking about the fact that we...
By HIMSS TV |
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A better clinician experience makes for higher-quality patient care, according to a new report from...
By Mike Miliard |
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Healthcare systems need to collaborate on defense and rely on AI and machine learning to respond to...
By Benjamin Harris |
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Steven Kaplan, MD, associate chief medical officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, discusses how...
By HIMSS TV |

Geoff Colvin speaks Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic and HIMSS Patient Experience Summit

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Even as EHRs, telemedicine and AI continue to transform clinical practice, certain core human...
By Mike Miliard |
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Any medical group requires a strong leader, and the most important qualities to look for are...
By Jeff Lagasse |

Thomas Jenike, MD, at the Cleveland Clinic and HIMSS Patient Experience Summit on Tuesday

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Too many well-meaning providers are "yessing" themselves into serious overwork, putting...
By Mike Miliard |
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Just 31 percent of clinical leaders have a designated nursing leader whose primary responsibility...
By Jeff Lagasse |
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More and more health systems are taking steps to "fully unleash nurse innovators at the...
By Mike Miliard |
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Women from around the world gathered at a preconference event at MedInIsrael in Tel Aviv to share...
By HIMSS TV |
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Evaluators often used personal descriptors to describe a student's performance, and they used...
By Jeff Lagasse |
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A digital behavioral health app can interrupt the downward spiral that leads 400 physicians each...
By HIMSS TV |
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Prof. Jane Griffiths, associate professor and chief nursing information officer at the Dubai Health...
By HIMSS TV |