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 in Duncan, Oklahoma, is serious about workforce development, and handles...

By Bill Siwicki |
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With the right strategy upfront, the cloud can be a real game changer for workforce development...

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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Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health strives to be a workplace where staff can thrive and grow their...

By Bill Siwicki |
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As cloud technology adoption gathers steam in the life sciences industry, opportunities are rife...

By Nathan Eddy |
Ohio funds expansion of health IT initiative to teach data science to young students
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BioEnterprise, a collaborative of health IT, medical device and pharma companies working to...

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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Headquartered in Sault Saint-Marie in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Sault Tribe Health...

By Bill Siwicki |
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The boards of directors at U.S. hospitals health systems and hospitals are seriously lacking when...

By Nathan Eddy |
John Muir Health outsources IT, revenue cycle, analytics and more to Optum
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John Muir Health and Optum are embarking on a new partnership that will see the Bay Area health...

By Mike Miliard |
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As healthcare organizations look for ways to bolster their workforces for the many challenges of...

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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John Jay Kenagy, senior vice president and chief information and administrative officer at Legacy...

By Bill Siwicki |
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The University of Missouri System of four universities and University of Missouri Health Care...

By Nathan Eddy |
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When developing a digital health system, it's crucial that the workforce be involved in the design process, says Kaija Saranto, professor in Health and Human Services Informatics at the University of Eastern Finland.

By HIMSS TV |
ABB brings robotics to new healthcare hub at Texas Medical Center

The ABB Medical Lab.

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ABB, a vendor specializing in electrification, industrial automation, motion, and robotics and...

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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As healthcare faces the realities of both a shrinking workforce and an expanding patient...

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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Healthcare is a unique industry, and Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Philadelphia occupies a...

By Bill Siwicki |
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As hospitals and health systems seek new ways to combat the growing challenge of physician...

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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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UnitedHealth Group is making a five-year, $8.25 million investment to help train data science and...

By Mike Miliard |
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The healthcare workforce is evolving, often by necessity, thanks to the same gravitational forces...

By Mike Miliard |
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Chad Konchak, assistant vice president of Clinical Analytics at NorthShore University HealthSystem, says the challenge is not so much in the technology development but in the cultural maturity for people to realize what the data can do for them.

By HIMSS TV |
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Providence St. Joseph Health brought in a chief medical analytics officer who is a physician and data scientist, so he is able to understand clinical context as well as data structure, says CCO Amy Compton-Phillips.

By HIMSS TV |
AI-powered clinical documentation boosts patient satisfaction and physician well-being
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M*Modal, a vendor of clinical documentation and speech understanding technologies, is...

By Bill Siwicki |
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Practicing empathy can improve patient experience even when it happens someplace consumers don't see directly, says Fortune Magazine Senior Editor at Large Geoff Colvin.

By HIMSS TV |
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WAMBI CEO Rebecca Metter discusses how looking at the clinician and patient experience through the same lens strengthens bonds between caregivers and patients.

By HIMSS TV |
Doctors rarely aware of online feedback from patients
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Doctors and nurses in the United Kingdom are largely unaware of the online feedback they receive...

By Nathan Eddy |
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Springboard Enterprises Director Rebecca MacKinnon details how her firm helps with leadership development for female entrepreneurs.

By HIMSS TV |
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As healthcare moves to value-based, consumer-centric models, and the industry is disrupted by...

By Nathan Eddy |
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Death Over Dinner founder Michael Hebb discusses the platform for talking about the fact that we all die and how it is helping healthcare professionals deal with patients lost.

By HIMSS TV |
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A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Informatics takes aim at the notion that...

By Mike Miliard |
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In a world of sophisticated attacks, complex networks, high financial stakes and layers of...

By Benjamin Harris |
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Steven Kaplan, MD, associate chief medical officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, discusses how communication and empathy workshops are resulting in clinicians feeling better about the care they deliver and how they communicate with patients.

By HIMSS TV |

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

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CLEVELAND – At the Cleveland Clinic and HIMSS Patient Experience Summit on Wednesday, two experts...

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

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CLEVELAND – Like most physicians, Thomas Jenike, MD, began practicing medicine because he cared...

By Mike Miliard |
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More and more hospitals and health systems are recognizing the innovation their nurses can bring...

By Mike Miliard |
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Women from around the world gathered at a preconference event at MedInIsrael in Tel Aviv to share their experiences with healthcare and innovation. Oranit Ido, chairwoman of mHealth Women, has the recap.

By HIMSS TV |
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A digital behavioral health app can interrupt the downward spiral that leads 400 physicians each year to take their own lives, claims Meru Health Vice President Emily Hines.

By HIMSS TV |
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Prof. Jane Griffiths, associate professor and chief nursing information officer at the Dubai Health Authority, says for game-changing tech to be effective, technology partners and clinical partners must be on the same page.

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