13 Dec Wisconsin Hospital Association: Wisconsin 2018 healthcare workforce report
By 2030, Wisconsin’s population age 65 and older will double (1), creating an increasing demand for health care now and in the future. As our citizens age, so does the state’s health care workforce, leading to future retirements and vacancies that must be filled to meet additional pressures on the health care system.
The labor market is tight with record low unemployment, and hospitals are grappling with implications for how, where, and by whom work gets done. The nature and pace of change have risen to the level of disruption. While disruption is a threat and a challenge, this rapid change also presents an immense opportunity to alleviate workforce shortages and professional burnout if health care leaders can be active participants—even leaders—of the disruption.
The Wisconsin Hospital Association’s 2018 Wisconsin Health Care Workforce Report draws on state and national health care data, as well as the incredible expertise and experience of WHA’s members, to provide decision makers with data, analysis, and recommendations to promote safe and responsible change and ensure Wisconsin’s health care workforce keeps pace with the
demands for medical services in a rapidly shifting environment—now and in the years to come.
Read the full Wisconsin Hospital Association article here.