Medix and QuestionPro recently released the on-demand webinar: “Transformational Talent—How Healthcare Leaders are Leveraging New Skill Sets in Their Digital Evolution.” The webinar covers perhaps today’s most pressing issue for healthcare IT leaders: digital transformation. More specifically, Medix and QuestionPro experts review survey data from 200+ healthcare technology executives and offer insights on the following topics:
- The healthcare IT talent shortage
- Digital transformation project plans
- The most in-demand skills and roles
- Workforce augmentation and management
- Working with staffing partners and consultants
In this article, we highlight some of the key data points and insights that healthcare IT leaders must keep in mind when planning their digital transformation roadmap for the next two years. If you would like to skip straight to the full webinar, you can watch it at any time, here.
72% of healthcare IT leaders are concerned about the talent shortage.
There’s a clear battle for talent. Tech unemployment is low, hovering around 2%, and even though economic worries persist, hospitals and health systems are continuing to take on technology projects. There have been major layoffs, particularly in Silicon Valley, which have put more IT professionals in the job market, but the talent shortage remains. Consider partnering with a specialized staffing partner who knows the healthcare IT labor market, can remove some of the burden from your internal recruiting team, and can help you find and hire qualified talent quickly.
85% of healthcare IT leaders have changed the type of IT staff they’re recruiting.
As healthcare organizations continue to innovate with new technologies and transition away from legacy systems related to CRM, EHR, ERP, informatics, security, and more, they have no choice but to think outside the box when it comes to staffing and recruiting. Consider how to expand your candidate pool by loosening hiring requirements, increase flexibility by leveraging a mix of temporary and permanent talent solutions, and upskill internal talent to take on new technology roles. It requires a multifaceted approach to find the professionals and skill sets you need to reach your digital transformation goals.
35% of healthcare leaders plan to rely on at least some temporary staff.
By relying on temporary staff to some degree, healthcare organizations can create a new level of flexibility and cost control. Temporary staff can onboard during high project-demand periods, and offboard once their skills are no longer needed. Here at Medix, we’ve noticed an influx of high-level technology talent looking for contract or temporary work, providing a boost to that particular layer or the job candidate pool. Analyze your upcoming project plans, and consider how you can leverage temporary talent to save money, without compromising your digital transformation efforts.
There are countless other relevant data points and helpful insights in our full webinar. Watch it here, on-demand, and share it with your colleagues. If you would like to discuss your healthcare organization’s specific IT staffing needs, get in touch.