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. 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. Future infographics will highlight other innovative strategies that AMCs have implemented or will employ to address provider shortages in their communities.