Workforce Shortages

Hospitals are strategically planning workforce needs and changing the culture of how contingent nurse staff are received and integrated into teams.
AHA and 51 other national organizations Feb. 27 voiced support for the Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act (H.R. 6205/S. 3211), bipartisan legislation that would recapture 25,000 unused employment-based visas for foreign-born nurses and 15,000 for foreign-born physicians to help address staffing…
Leaders at Oliver Wyman’s health care consultancy have been busy studying what health care will look like in 2035 and reimagining what the field may look like roughly a decade from now.
AHA responds to the DOL Office of Foreign Labor Certification Employment and Training Administration's request for information related to Schedule A occupations that satisfy the permanent labor certification requirement.
Adventist Health Bakersfield is a 254-bed hospital committed to delivering exceptional health care for a service area population of almost 800,000 people. This includes a focus on serving lower-income residents and those who have been historically marginalized.
Ballad Health in Johnson City, Tennessee, recently completed an interesting pilot to improve communication around medication adherence. It worked with Grapefruit Health, a startup focused on addressing health care’s staffing shortage by creating a workforce solely comprising clinical students.
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…
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…
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.