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Tools to Improve Healthcare Workforce Development in Your Community

Healthcare workforce development is becoming a particular issue for Canadian communities. Aging populations are living longer than ever before, which in turn increases pressure on the healthcare system. Maternal and fetal health continues to be of the utmost importance. 

The United States has the highest maternal death rate of the industrialized world. In Canada, maternal death rates rose over a twenty-year period, from 6 to 11 per 100,000 births. As populations grow, the demand for special needs, dementia and Alzheimer’s, and end-of-life care continue to grow.

Doctors, nurses, family practices, hospitals, in-home care, palliative care, and pharmacists will all be affected by the growing number of patients who need regular medical care. In a study published by the Annals of Internal Medicine, doctors reported that for every hour they saw patients, they spent two additional hours doing paperwork. On top of all this extra work, there are the technological advancements in the medical field to keep up with. But these advancements are moving at an increasingly fast pace and it is difficult for healthcare professionals to devote extra time to learning when they have one of the most time-starved occupations out there.

So how do you help this sector thrive more than you already do?

Another Tool for the Healthcare Workforce Development Toolbelt

One way to improve a community’s care of patients with complex needs is to match those patients more efficiently with the actual healthcare practitioners they need, improving the efficiency of the whole system. You just need a way of optimizing your ability to attract and retain valuable healthcare professionals, like Alzheimer’s specialists or end-of-life caregivers, or even people to do doctors’ paperwork for them, or to train new workers directly from your own community.

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Optimize Training While Attracting New Workers

MDB Insight improves efficiency by working with universities, colleges, technical institutions, and corporate training providers to offer ongoing training, materials and resources to new and current healthcare practitioners who, facing an already overloaded schedule, have little extra time to devote to closing their widening technological skills gap. Vicinity Jobs’ Labour Demand and Supply Reports™ provide real-time labour market information; real-time information is a benefit you won’t find from other data suppliers. This crucial time difference allows you to analyse and compare the trends in healthcare job postings and vacancies. The reports provide ongoing monitoring of online job postings, while providing quality assurance, so you know the job postings are accurate.

The Right Data Collection Aids Healthcare Workforce Development

Trends in Workforce Development Infographic CTA References:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2016/09/07/doctors-wasting-over-two-thirds-of-their-time-doing-paperwork/#2600d2a75d7b

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/maternal-death-rates-rose-in-canada-u-s-over-20-years-1.2633940

https://www.npr.org/2017/05/12/528098789/u-s-has-the-worst-rate-of-maternal-deaths-in-the-developed-world

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