With healthcare institutions across the country reeling from staffing shortages, a wave of innovative health tech companies are addressing the issues that are driving the exodus and providing innovative ways to ensure patients get the care they need.
Difficult working conditions and an aging workforce have created a shortage of nursing staff that is now hitting crisis levels with the impacts of the pandemic. By 2030, the U.S. is expected to be short 1.1 million registered nurses. As demands for care continue to rise, technology that has been used in other verticals to scale impact must be leveraged to fix the issues that threaten the future health of the nation. These issues include:
- A broken staffing model for nursing professionals. The rigid scheduling of 8-12 hour shifts to fill a 24/7 demand is robbing nurses of a work-life balance and driving a burnout rate seen in few other professions.
- A widening skills gap as veteran nurses age out of the profession. As both experienced and early-career nurses leave the front lines, a widening skills gap is forming creating major implications for the healthcare system as a whole.
- Increasing demand for Home Health. With spending expected to hit $173 billion by 2026, there needs to be a significant increase in nurses available to meet the Home Health demand.
Watch to hear from companies like IntelyCare, Google Cloud and Vocera that are leveraging data and behavioral science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to reimagine the ways nurses work and ensure that those who need 24/7 care do not go without. Get actionable insights from the leaders at these companies on how technology can help combat the staffing crisis, up-skill the nursing workforce, and drive better outcomes for patients.