Workforce Case Studies, White Papers and Publications

Workforce Center Reports

TRENDWATCH: Hospital and Health System Workforce Strategic Planning

TRENDWATCH Executive Summary: Hospital and Health System Workforce Strategic Planning

TRENDWATCH Case Study: Improving Economic Inclusion in the Community

Health Care Talent Scan

Connecting the Dots Along the Care Continuum

Reconfiguring the Bedside Care Team of the Future

Workforce Roles in a Redesigned Primary Care Model

Workforce Case Studies

Workforce Case Study: Capitalizing on Relationships to Drive Coordinated Care

Workforce Case Study: Artificial Intelligence Automating Processes for Professionals - Partners Healthcare, Boston, MA

Rural Health System Prioritizes Workforce Diversity to Meet Community Needs

Apprenticeships Answer Emerging Workforce Demands: Staten Island Performing Provider System

Workforce Supply

Top Takeaways: The Future of Workforce

How Should We Prepare For the Wave of Retiring Baby Boomer Nurses?

Facing a Financial Squeeze, Hospitals Nationwide Are Cutting Jobs

How to Attract, Nurture and Retain Top Talent in Healthcare

Changes to Visa Program Put Foreign-Born Doctors in Limbo

10 Things to Know About Hospitalists

The Nursing Shortage Isn't Going Away

Can Hefty Sign-On Retention Bonuses Solve the Nurse Shortage?

The Nursing Shortage and the Doctor Shortage are Two Very Different Things

Part of the Solution: Pre-Baccalaureate Healthcare Workers in a Time of Health System Change

Behavioral Health

7 Steps to Expand the Behavioral Health Capabilities of Your Workforce: A Guide to Help Move You Forward

Why It's So Hard to Find a Mental Health Professional

Texas Hopes to Attract More Mental Health Care Workers

Doctoring, Without the Doctor

Hiring Veterans

FIU Nursing Program Promotes Veteran-Centric Care with Launch of Miami's VA Hospital First Nurst Residency

Education & Training

New Resources on Improving the Clinical Learning Environment

Graduate Medical Education for 21st Century

Medical Education is Evolving for the Physian of the Future

Texas A&M University Will Educate Future Docs To Think Link Engineers

Nurses, Doctors Pair up in Education Program

Lifelong Learning - Physician Competency Development

Solving for the Heatlhcare Workforce Development Gap

Nursing Shortage Brings New Opportunities

CHA Roadmap for Creating a Health Care Work-Based Learning Program

Coordinated Care Models & Interprofessional Care Teams

Integrating Community Health Workers Into Complex Care Teams

Lessons from the Field: Promising Interprofessional Collaboration Practices

How PAs Factor Into Improved CMS Patient Satisfaction Scores

Hospital Impact: Are you leading or labeling your multigenerational team?


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Aug 4, 2020
Development of this compendium has been led by a recently formed AHA Board Task Force with input from many members of the association. While it is not intended to be an all-inclusive resource and will evolve over time as we learn more, it provides important questions and checklists to consider moving forward.
May 6, 2020
During this national health crisis, hospitals and health systems are doing everything they can to care for their patients and communities, and that extends to our health care heroes serving on the front lines — physicians, nurses and the entire health care team, including food services, environmental services, administrative, EMS and support staff.
May 1, 2020
[REPORT] The 52nd Semi-Annual ASHHRA/IRI Labor Activity in Health Care Report includes: an analysis of national, regional and state representation petitions and elections (RC, RD and RM) as reported by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) during 2018 and 2019; and the Labor Law/Activity Update.
Apr 1, 2020
The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the globe remains a significant concern in the workplace. Health care employers, especially those operating in a hospital setting, are confronting difficult questions regarding how to handle labor/ management relations, leave and accommodation, safety and health, and other employment issues. Littler Mendelson prepared the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and accompanying sample forms and policies, designed to help address some of the more common questions that healthcare employers currently face. This information was last updated on March 27, 2020, and is intended to provide a highly summarized, quick-referenced list of considerations for healthcare-sector employers – THIS IS NOT INTENDED AS, AND IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCED LEGAL ADVICE.
Mar 11, 2020
Wake Forest Baptist Health capitalizes on relationships between environmental services staff and patients to drive coordinated care.
Feb 24, 2020
Boston-based Partners HealthCare’s use of artificial intelligence is the focus of a recently released workforce TrendWatch from AHA. Read how Partners is deploying AI to verify and update more than 28,000 of its employee licenses.
Feb 21, 2020
In September 2011, the American Hospital Association convened a roundtable of clinical and health systems experts to examine the future primary care workforce needs of patients, as well as the role hospitals and health care systems can play in effectively delivering primary care.
Feb 21, 2020
This paper is designed to continue the conversation around the concepts discussed in AHA's "Hospitals and Care Systems of the Future", and the AHA Workforce Center's "Workforce Roles in a Redesigned Primary Care Model" and "Reconfiguring the Bedside Care Team of the Future" and explore them in greater depth.
Feb 21, 2020
The American Hospital Association (AHA) recently convened a roundtable (for a list of participants, see Appendix B) to discuss whether the traditional bedside care team could be reconfigured to meet the imminent needs of the U. S. population. These needs emanate from a more culturally and socio-economically diverse population, patients experiencing acute episodes with multiple conditions, and an aging population requiring more health care services. Driving the need for change is the reality that, in 2014, more than 25 million new patients will enter the U.S. health care system as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Jan 31, 2020
The Health Care Talent Scan will help you better understand the latest forces and trends affecting health care human resources. With insights from the field’s most trusted sources, it can help you turn the challenges presented by health care’s rapid transformation into opportunities for lasting success.