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Report: Healthcare Talent Scan – Explore the Healthcare Employment Landscape

  • Article by:Health Career Center

All hospitals and health systems are dealing with rapid change and each year at, we compile research findings from the field’s most trusted sources to keep you up-to-date on the staffing trends and evolving dynamics that are shaping the healthcare talent landscape. With those findings and our expertise in healthcare workforce, we’re excited to release this year’s report – the 2017 Healthcare Talent Scan.

Whether you’re a job seeker yourself or an HR professional looking to understand healthcare trends and its effect on workforce, we think you’ll find this report very insightful. In this report we explore themes like primary care, telemedicine, behavioral health, consumerism, care coordination and more. Below find a summary of some of the workforce implications explored in these themes. When you’re finished reading, download the full report to explore those areas more in-depth and discover insights from experts across healthcare.  


Primary Care

Increasing volume of retiring baby boomers means physician numbers are dropping and expectations and need for care are growing. With a physician shortage projected between 62,000 and 94,000 by 2025, primary care teams will evolve, broadening to other care providers and relying less on physicians. Responsibility for a patient’s medical, social and behavioral health needs will be spread across entire teams.

Download the report to explore other implications in primary care including data analytics’ role in improving performance and reducing costs and MACRA’s impact on payment.



Telemedicine and data-sharing technology is already improving the health of communities by making patient information and treatment advice easier to access and consumers are demanding telemedicine as part of their options for care. Telemedicine with bring caregivers and patients closer than ever before and clinicians providing virtual care will continue to rise this year.


Behavioral Health

America’s hospitals are increasingly addressing behavioral health challenges. Integration of behavioral health in the care continuum allows hospitals to offer more holistic care and creates opportunities for improved value, reduces readmission and promotes overall community health.

In the full report explore how hospitals are integrating behavioral health into patients’ care, such as through community partnerships on wellness and prevention.



More hospitals are starting to prioritize and adopt consumer engagement strategies, but still need to work on how to create consumer-centric strategies and act on them. To be successful, leadership must invest in the workforce and recognize and reward its most talented performers.


Care Coordination

Health systems are finding smarter ways to coordinate care and are working to create workforce strategies to reflect the changing care models. Emphasizing collaboration, getting caregivers into leadership roles and increasing focus on peripheral services like dental and behavioral health are a few strategies being implemented across healthcare organizations.


Get more details on these themes, what healthcare leaders are saying about them, and insights about the recruitment landscape in the full report. Download the complete 2017 Healthcare Talent Scan here.