Ann Zenk, WHA Vice President, Workforce and Clinical Practice, presented a preview of WHA’s 2018 Annual Health Care Workforce Report for WHA’s Council on Workforce Development at their October 4 meeting. The workforce challenges highlighted in this year’s report include physician shortages in primary care, rapid growth in advanced practice clinician employment, and increased difficulty in finding entry-level workers. The report also explores rapid adoption of telemedicine and technology, as well as electronic health records affecting and impacted by regulatory burden, trends.
“WHA created matching grant programs for graduate medical education, advanced practice clinicians, and allied health professionals to grow essential segments of Wisconsin’s health care workforce,” Zenk noted. “To meet the demands of a rapidly aging population and sustain the highquality health care our state expects and deserves, we also need to make sure all members of the health care team can work to the top of their skill, training, and experience, and we need to remove unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on health care providers.”
Read more here.