A new AHA TrendWatch report provides an overview of the current national health care workforce and examples of hospitals and health systems’ responses to trend shifts. “There are a number of challenges facing hospitals as they build and nurture a talented and dedicated workforce, and hospitals and health systems are rising to meet these challenges,” the report says. “Although there are challenges, there also are opportunities to improve care, motivate and re-skill staff, and modernize processes and business models that reflect the shift toward providing the right care, at the right time, in the right setting.” AHA has developed a number of resources to support hospitals and health systems in their workforce planning. In addition, AHA recently launched The Changing Workforce Task Force to provide strategic thought leadership on future changes in the health care workforce.

Related News Articles

Chairperson's File
One of our field’s greatest strengths is not only our ability to innovate, but also our willingness to share our efforts so we can learn from each other to…
Headline
The next Age-Friendly Health System Action Community will commence March 25 and run through October, offering free monthly webinars and an in-person…
Perspective
What does the upcoming election mean for health care? What do we need to do to stand up for patient care and our communities? And, most importantly given that…
#HealthCareInnovation Thursday Blog
At the AHA and AHA Center for Health Innovation, we’re working with hospitals and health systems and their community partners to build a culture of…
Insights and Analysis
February is Black History Month, a time to honor the rich history, culture and achievements of African Americans and to recommit ourselves to creating a…
Headline
Researchers and others may apply through April 6 to participate in a $175,000 competition to develop innovative digital solutions to help manage the…