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Over half of healthcare facilities have increased pay rates and hired temporary staff to address allied healthcare professional shortages, a survey found.
This summer, Massachusetts General Hospital had a staggering 880 people on its wait list for psychiatric services. The list had grown so large that the hospital issued an unusual plea to its physicians: Stop referring psychiatry patients for non-urgent care.
As more nurses leave their jobs in hospitals and health-care centers, foundations are pouring millions of dollars into efforts to ensure that more stay in the profession and get more out of the job than just the applause and pats on the back they got during the bleakest days of the pandemic.

By his fourth week waiting for help in the emergency room, Zachary Chafos's skin had turned pale white from lack of sun.

His mother, Cheryl Chafos, bathed her autistic teenage son daily in the ER's shower, trying to scrub the sickly pallor off him. His father, Tim Chafos, held the 18-year-old's hand, trying to soothe his son's pain and confusion over what was happening.

Robots are spreading at a record pace, from their traditional strongholds like making automobiles into nearly every other human endeavor
While more elderly seek home care to age in place, low-wage workers are finding easier jobs with equal or better pay in retail and restaurants
On Sept. 16, HHS released the HHS Roadmap for Behavioral Health Integration that aims to provide policy solutions to better integrate mental health and substance use care into the healthcare system.
The direct care workforce is projected to add 1.2 million new jobs over the next decade, with most of the growth in home- and community-based services. That is the finding from a new study released Tuesday by PHI National, which researches and supports direct-care jobs.
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If you’ve recently had to wait longer to see a doctor than you used to, that may not be entirely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. America is experiencing a physician shortage, and it’s only expected to get worse—a concerning situation that could lead to poorer health outcomes for many patients.
We’re quitting our jobs in record numbers. Why? Because we’re switching industries, trying new things and taking time out.
A needs assessment and vision to attract and retain essential behavioral health professionals.
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses found 67 percent of nurses plan to leave their current nursing position within three years, according to their survey of 9,355 nurses in October. Their findings were published Aug. 2 in Critical Care Nurse.
On a recent The EdUp Experience podcast, I had the amazing opportunity to join Joe Sallustio, EdD and Van Ton-Quinlivan to discuss Futuro Health's transformative work to bring together a workforce development ecosystem to graduate 10,000 allied health professionals by 2024.
Hundreds of thousands of workers are leaving the caregiving industry. Unless immigration policies and industry standards change, an aging U.S. is going to face drastic consequences.
People keep quitting at record levels, yet companies are still trying to attract and retain them the same old ways. New research identifies five types of workers that employers can reach to fill jobs.
The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated behavioral health needs in the United States, resulting in a swift and unexpected pivot to telehealth services for mental health and substance use services to fill gaps in care. Even now, providers continue to grapple with the implications.
Governors have celebrated the healthcare workforce and called for an increased focus on their recruitment and retention, as well as renewed equitable access to medical career pathways.