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5 Ways Hospitals are Solving Tomorrow’s Biggest Challenges

  • Article by:Health Career Center

It’s no secret that technology, reform and other important changes are causing monumental shifts in the health care landscape—and creating challenges faster than today’s professionals can solve them.

That’s why they’re on the lookout for the professionals of tomorrow. People like you who can take these challenges and turn them into opportunities.

Here’s how forward-thinking health systems are approaching their biggest challenges in innovative new ways… and how you can help them.

Hiring for a New Skill Set
As the traditional, volume-based approach to patient care becomes a thing of the past, smart organizations are changing their hiring priorities accordingly. Core competencies, degrees and certifications are still required, but they’re not enough to guarantee you a job. They’re just enough to get your foot in the door.

To secure a spot at tomorrow’s leading hospitals you’ll have to show a strong ability to adapt, whether it’s to the unique needs of individual patients, or ever-changing reform and security policies. All things they don’t teach you in medical school.

Putting a Premium on Engagement
Hospitals are beginning to realize that a crucial element of success is empowering employees to make decisions and drive innovation. It not only boosts morale and job satisfaction; it can also improve employee retention rates and save millions each year in hiring costs.

With that in mind, hospitals are encouraging leaders to engage employees across the entire organizational spectrum, and create a culture where management values and supports everyone’s opinions. By showing that you’re open to others’ viewpoints, you can position yourself as a perfect fit.

Creating Cultures of Collaboration
Traditional health care models lead to siloed departments that don’t communicate well with each other. Today’s models, on the other hand, value people who can work together to improve patient care, whether they’re a nurse, CMO or anyone in between.

Turn this mindset to your advantage by bringing your own collaboration skills to the forefront. In interviews and on your resume, be sure to mention examples of how you’ve worked with others to confront challenges and find innovative solutions.

Embracing Technology and Critical Thinking
New technology is a huge driver for health care change, so it makes sense that hospitals are on the lookout for tech-savvy employees. What’s more, they also want inspired problem-solvers who can think critically, adapt to new situations and respond faster to patient needs.

Turn yourself into a hot commodity by familiarizing yourself with the latest tools and software platforms. Meanwhile, follow best practice guidelines and standards, but don’t be afraid to be flexible and willing to improvise.

Identifying and Developing Top Talent
One of health systems’ key priorities for the future is hardly a new one: spotting people with high potential and grooming them to lead. However, they have changed how they go about it, by developing new training programs, refining recruitment processes and adding more attractive performance incentives.

Show that you’re one of your organization’s most promising performers by aligning yourself with your hospital’s goals. Then, communicate frequently with leaders on how you can help them achieve those goals.

As you can see, health care organizations everywhere are facing challenges that will shape their futures for years to come. At, we want to help turn their challenges into your opportunities.

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The information in this article originally appeared on the Hospitals and Health Networks website. To read the original article, click here.