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Innovation & Flexibility: The Journey to Sustainable Healthcare

Hospitals and medical practices are looking for the path to sustainable healthcare. It is a difficult journey that, for many, does not have a clear direction. We want to shine a light on the industry and share knowledge that will help leaders increase access and provide better outcomes.

Our report “Innovation & Flexibility: The Journey to Sustainable Healthcare” dives into the key issues we are facing as an industry and shows how healthcare organizations are solving them.

Key findings

locum tenens helps staffing challenges

Staffing challenges

Hospitals cite physician staffing as the biggest challenge they see in today’s healthcare environment, making finding new solutions and models critical to charting a sustainable future.

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Expansion of telehealth

More hospitals are utilizing telehealth than ever before. COVID-19 expedited this adoption, but over the coming year, most hospitals expect to expand their use of telehealth even further.

Utilization of APPs

To accommodate physician staffing shortages, hospitals are turning to advanced practice professionals (APPs) to increase access to care and provide relief to beleaguered staff.

Do you plan to expand APP coverage?

DO YOU PLAN TO EXPAND APP COVERAGE?

Advanced Practice Professionals (APPs) are an integral part of healthcare delivery. Hospital administrators plan to expand APP coverage in an effort to improve access, lower cost and provide flexibility.

USING LOCUM TENENS CLINICIANS HAS INCREASED:

Flexibility with staffing

55.6%

Patient access to care

68.8%

Ability to fill previously unfilled positions

60.9%

USING LOCUM TENENS CLINICIANS HAS NOT IMPACTED:

Patient satisfaction scores

67.7%

Morale of permanent staff

47.7%