A Step toward Solving the Healthcare Workforce Challenge

A Step toward Solving the Healthcare Workforce Challenge

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Thursday, January 17, 2019

The decreasing number of healthcare workers, driven by increasing patient demand and other factors, has made efficient management of the workforce one of the most important issues challenging the healthcare industry today. One of the biggest challenges for healthcare leaders is to ensure that hospitals and other healthcare providers have the right healthcare professionals at the right time.

Jackson Healthcare is America's third largest healthcare staff company by revenue. It is a highly specialized company in healthcare, search, and technology. It helps several million patients each year with a mission to improve the provision of patient care and the lives of everyone. Backed by approximately 1,500 employees and with annual revenue of over $1 billion, Jackson Healthcare is appreciated as an employer of choice, having appeared at Fortune’s Best Health Care and Biopharma and Best Workplaces for Millennials since 2005.

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On January 9, 2019, Leslie Kurtz was appointed as the chief financial officer of Jackson Healthcare. Kurtz will coordinate all financial and accounting activities for the company in this role. Kurtz served in management positions in the talent management and healthcare industries before joining Jackson Healthcare. Kurtz was most recently the CFO at MedQuest Associates and previously worked with several companies in accounting and operational finance leadership roles, including Right Management, Irwin & Browning, and Coca-Cola Enterprises. She began her career in Arthur Anderson as a certified public accountant.

The quality of care currently received by patients has declined because more patients need care than the healthcare workers available. Therefore, it is very important for healthcare staff to reverse the trend that quality of care continues today. Modern healthcare experts need to eliminate staff shortages by using some of the newly available techniques.

The future of our healthcare workforce and the quality of patient care depend on the right training and education for employees. By the development of employee skills that are flexible and adaptable to new technology and new models, the quality of patient care can be enhanced.

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