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What is driving change in the healthcare workforce? What can health care leaders do now to ensure that their workforces and affiliated providers are well positioned for the future? How can healthcare leaders engage their workforces in future planning?

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1. What is driving change in the healthcare workforce?

Current drivers of the changing workforce are:

1. Demographic - Aging
? Aging workforce
? Fewer new workers
? Care demands and needs of an aging population
? ...but, the devil in the details

2. Demographic - Diversity

? Still Assume Mainstream
? From diversity to multicultural
? New consumer demands
? Serious mismatch Latino and Black populations

3. Technology - Biotech
? US owns 85% of intellectual property in bio-technology
? NIH budget grew 15% to $23.3B for FY 02, doubling in five years
? Consumer demand and expectation growing ... and more consumer titillation...
? Examples: Technology - Biotechnology
? Imaging
? Transplant
? Open Heart
? Lung Reduction
? Laparoscopic

Next generation of technology promises to reduce cost, move care to ambulatory settings and improve outcomes.

4. Values - Women in workforce

5. Values - Generation Next has different worker desires:

? Service oriented
? Anti-institutional
? Not hierarchical
? Flexible, change welcoming
? Diversity
? Technology
? New skills
? Community of work

Hospital Image
? Staff is on strike, laid-off, or Angels of Mercy
? Large, cold, unresponsive institutions
? Work is stressful, highly structured, and un-fun
? Tied to a professional career, not open to change

6. Health Care Environment e.g.stressed care delivery system and institutions
? Tighter resources
? Lack of ...

Solution Summary

Regarding the healthcare workforce, this solution discuses the driving change in the healthcare workforce, what the healthcare leaders can do now to ensure that their workforces and affiliated providers are well positioned for the future? and how healthcare leaders can engage their workforces in future planning.

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