Leadership | 04.02.21
Provider Burnout and Disengagement Seen as Most Potentially Disruptive Forces in Health Care
The most potentially disruptive forces facing hospitals and health systems in the next three years are provider burnout, disengagement, and resulting shortages among health care professionals, according to a survey of 551 health care executives by AMN Healthcare's leadership solutions division. Executives also identified restoring elective procedures deferred by the pandemic as their primary growth strategy for systems in 2021, and said telehealth management will be the most important skill health care executives will need to develop in the coming year. Even with deferred elective procedures, 83 percent of hospitals and health systems are experiencing nursing shortages, 30 percent physician shortages, and 14 percent executive shortages. Eighty-two percent of health care executives said that filling executive roles remains "challenging."
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