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Thu, Aug 17, 2023, 12:00 PM – Thu, Aug 17, 2023, 01:00 PM




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Brooke Akins


An Innovative Approach to the Clinical Health Care Workforce Crisis 
Case Study: Minnesota and M Health Fairview   
Thursday, August 17, 2023 
1 - 2 p.m. Eastern; noon - 1 p.m. Central; 10 - 11 a.m. Pacific 

On-demand Webinar

The AHA Futurescan 2022-2027 identified Workforce among 8 key trends affecting hospitals. In recent years, the workforce challenges have become more acute, exacerbated by the effects of COVID. Increasingly, states are engaging around their unique populations, political environments and health system dynamics. Collaborations between policymakers and employers will be critical to assessing and acting on each state’s unique workforce trends. 

During this webinar, we will examine how one state, Minnesota, and one health system, M Health Fairview, are working to address these workforce challenges. We will highlight research and information on the state of Minnesota’s current and future labor market and discuss how policymakers, employers and workers can optimize their decisions today for tomorrow's prosperity. We will share how this state, a community of employers, and M Health Fairview are evaluating: 

  • Evolving labor force demographics and total workforce numbers over time, including the impact of: 
    • More women entering the workforce. 
    • Workforce makeup by generation (baby boomer, Gen X, millennial, Gen Z, etc.). 
  • Real median household income to show changes in earnings behavior. 
  • State employment breakdown by industry.  
  • Immigration trends over time. 

Attendees will learn how macro labor market research can inform workforce planning and strategy and how a strategic approach to research, policy, organizational design, education, human resources and technology can come together to solve workforce challenges. 
Attendees Will Learn: 

  • How macro labor market research can inform workforce planning and strategy.   
  • How to tailor workforce strategies to unique labor markets. 
  • How an organization can leverage workforce information technology for greater efficiency and quality. 
  • Suggestions for health systems on how to gain and retain workers. 


Brad Benson, MD, FACP, FAAP 
Chief Academic Officer, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 
M Health Fairview, University of Minnesota Medical School 
Rachel Sederberg, Ph.D.  
Research Manager 
LightCast, Inc. 
Theodore Chien 
President and CEO 
SullivanCotter, Inc. 

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