Workforce Shortages

Apr 24, 2023
In this podcast, the AHA's Bharath Krishnamurthy, director of Health Analytics and Policy, explores what the imbalance between the skyrocketing cost of drugs, supplies and labor and the continued underpayments from government payers means for patient care with Dr. Anthony Coleman, President and…
Apr 21, 2023
Hospitals and health systems are facing many significant challenges, including historic workforce shortages, soaring costs of providing care, cracks in the supply chain, severe underpayment by Medicare and Medicaid, and overwhelming regulatory and administrative burdens, just to name a few. These…
Apr 20, 2023
Several House subcommittees April 26 will hold hearings on a variety of issues that affect hospitals and health systems, including transparency, site-neutral payment policies, tax-exempt status, workforce shortages and the Provider Relief Fund.
Apr 10, 2023
The AHA voices support legislation, the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2023 (H.R. 2389).
Feb 8, 2023
Strategies to address surgical backlog and use anesthesiologists in leadership positions to optimize perioperative performance and OR efficiency.
Dec 5, 2022
Patients requiring additional care after a hospitalization — such as skilled nursing, behavioral health or therapy-at-home — face growing delays in accessing that care. Delays in discharges as patients move through the continuum of care can cause harm to patients’ health outcomes and can impact…
Dec 5, 2022
Significant workforce shortages at facilities, such as those in post-acute and behavioral health, is making it more difficult for hospitals to efficiently and appropriately discharge patients. Hospitals have to bear the costs of caring for patients for those excess days without any reimbursement.
Dec 1, 2022
Health care organizations experiment and pilot changes that can help support their current workforce in providing needed care in their communities.