Workforce Planning in a Rapidly Changing Healthcare System

February 13, 2017

Erin Fraher, PhD, MPP

Keynote Presentation at the South Carolina Healthcare Workforce Forum

Hosted by the South Carolina Hospital Association and South Carolina Institute of Medicine


Presentation Overview

  • Current system is not sustainable—cost pressures will drive change
  • Increased emphasis on population health requires expanded definition of health workforce
  • Nursing workforce is critical to transformation
    • Need to re-shift dialogue from numbers to retooling
  • The same is true for physicians
    • Maldistribution by specialty and geography is a big issue
  • Workforce planning for a rapidly changing healthcare system requires better connections between education and practice and a more flexible workforce
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