Seven Clinical Services Impacted by the Healthcare Workforce Shortage
PURCHASED SERVICE VALUE
U.S. hospitals and health systems must solve the supply shortfall of medical professionals--not only nurses and primary care physicians, but also the health management and support workers who comprise one-third of the global health workforce. Fueling this need is an estimated eight-figure increase in the number of insured people during the next decade, along with immediate financial pressure to provide high-quality patient outcomes in order to receive reimbursement. As a result, many healthcare providers are evaluating clinical purchased services. This report examines that solution as it relates to seven of the fastest-growing clinical services affected by staffing constraints.
  • Innovative cost-containment methods.
  • Recommendations for contracting clinical services.
  • Detailed case studies for each service.