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Nursing Workforce Trends Indicate Flexibility as Leading Indicator for Operational Success

February 2023

Healthcare is experiencing labor shortages across the board, and no department is safe. In Vizient’s latest Workforce Intelligence Report, we spotlighted the landscape of nursing and tactics for near-term and long-term success.

Read the latest HealthLeaders Fact File to learn more about:

  • Financial margins
  • How high turnover rates are causing a vicious cycle
  • Contract labor and how it is here to stay
  • And more!

The Next Decade in Healthcare – Increased Volumes and Shifts in Care Sites

August 2022

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, provider organizations saw a steady decrease in non-emergency-related patient volumes. While those levels are starting to increase back to pre-pandemic numbers, in 2021 there was still a 5% decrease in inpatient volume compared to 2019. However, through future forecasts, things are looking up, not only for inpatient volumes but outpatient as well.

In the latest HealthLeaders Fact File, we outline:

  • Two major trends contributing to this increase
  • The shift in sites of care will continue but soften
  • Emergency departments will see an increase in volume this year alone
  • And more!

Fact File: Healing and Re-Engaging the Healthcare Workforce

June 2022

Health care organizations face significant challenges with workforce retention, emotional exhaustion, burnout, and more. Although COVID-19 did not create these challenges, it did amplify them, calling attention to persistent problems—which, left unchecked, can cause harm to patients and care teams.

High-reliability principles, when embedded throughout a health care organization, can help address the fundamental drivers of burnout, emotional exhaustion, staff turnover, and other workforce challenges.

Read the latest HealthLeaders Fact File to learn more about:

  • Building a healthy culture is a critical success factor for high-reliability initiatives
  • Connecting the dots between culture and performance
  • Becoming highly reliable and how it is an effective workforce strategy
  • And more!

Fact File: Let’s End Drug Shortages Together

March 2022

2021 marked the lowest number of new drug shortages in 10 years; however, existing drug shortages are not resolving, and the number of ongoing and active shortages is increasing. Regulatory, supply and manufacturing quality issues continue to contribute to the shortage problem. Vulnerable populations, like pediatrics, tend to be the most impacted as generic injectables for oncology, immunology, and other therapeutic areas have been on recent short supply lists. Now the question is, how do we fix this.

Read the latest HealthLeaders Fact File to learn more about:

  • The hidden costs associated with drug shortages
  • How hospitals are mitigating their risk of drug shortages
  • The solutions to end drug shortages
  • And more!