PYA has launched a new infographic series about the role that academic medical centers (AMCs) play in addressing provider shortages.
The Association of American Medical Colleges projects a shortage of nearly 38,000 to 124,000 physicians by 2034. Given the growing and aging U.S. population, medical executives in both rural and urban areas around the country are driven to employ strategies to curb these shortages and still meet increasing patient demands.
PYA thought leaders have performed extensive research and collaborated with AMCs across the country to learn about new strategies used to address the growing provider shortages. They have compiled and studied these findings to develop an infographic series and other Insights highlighting AMCs’ innovations created in response to growing provider demand.
Over the course of the next several months, PYA will release additional infographics that will highlight other innovative strategies that AMCs have implemented or will employ to address provider shortages in their communities.
Published September 14, 2022
The first infographic in the series provides background data on the present and future healthcare workforce, explanations for the rise of provider shortages, and reasons why AMCs are best suited and uniquely equipped to address the alarming trend of physicians and other advanced clinicians rapidly exiting the healthcare workforce.
Published October 14, 2022
The number of advanced practice providers (APPs), including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and others, has increased nationwide in recent years, resulting in more hospitals and health systems utilizing their services. This trend was exemplified during the COVID-19 pandemic, as demand for primary care skyrocketed.
Staffing more APPs allows academic medical centers (AMCs) to ease their physicians’ workloads, increase access to healthcare services in their surrounding communities, and enhance their traditional provider networks. PYA’s latest infographic, “Academic Medical Centers’ Role in Addressing Provider Shortages—Strategy #1: Staff Advanced Practice Providers,” highlights statistics on the current APP workforce and different ways AMCs can deploy APPs across their systems.
Strategy #2: Partnering with Community Health Worker Programs
Published November 14, 2022
Access to high-quality medical care has been a growing concern in recent years, especially as the supply of healthcare providers decreases, and the United States’ population continues to age. In an effort to alleviate this concern and conserve resources, academic medical centers (AMCs) have begun to seek alternative public health solutions, including partnerships with community health worker (CHW) programs.
CHW programs allow AMCs to promote public health initiatives and fill various care gaps in their respective communities. PYA’s latest infographic describes CHWs and identifies their roles in the care continuum. It also highlights the growing support of CHW programs nationwide.
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