Ultimately there is no single answer to our nation’s healthcare workforce problem, yet the Australian population is on a rapidly aging trajectory so where do we go next?
As the workforce shrinks and demand increases we need to begin looking at more innovative solutions. While it’s still early days government policy reforms like those sure to come about from the recently announced Aged Care Royal Commission, digital technologies, wearable devices and smart modular housing provide the biggest opportunities to revolutionise care in 2020 and beyond.
These innovations, coupled with improved workforce planning strategies, workforce upskilling and training, and greater recognition and leadership opportunities will shift the healthcare sector towards being considered a desirable and rewarding place to work, with providers attracting and maintaining a well-led, flexible and responsive workforce.
Ahead of the Workforce Planning for Healthcare Summit 2019 we look at six workforce planning initiatives and innovations being harnessed by healthcare providers, and delve into how these initiatives are helping bridge the workforce gap.
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