ShiftKey, a leading technology company transforming the future of work, announced its expansion into acute healthcare facilities.
ShiftKey’s transformative technology, data, and talent marketplace will now be available to acute care facilities in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas providing solutions to workforce challenges and maximizing access to high quality care for patients. Additionally, beta testing of the technology has already rolled out at acute care facilities in Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Carolina and West Virginia.
Independent work is on the rise as people seek more flexibility and work-life balance. By addressing persistent barriers for licensed professionals at both acute and post-acute facilities, ShiftKey is putting the focus back on patient care, driving positive impact for facilities while creating new opportunities for much-needed flexibility within the healthcare workforce. As the Baby Boomer generation ages and exits the workforce, 1 million nurses over the age of 50, up to one-third of the licensed healthcare workforce, is projected to exit the profession over the next several years.
“Our entry into the acute care space is an important step for ShiftKey as we continue to grow and evolve our platform and business,” said Mike Vitek, CEO, ShiftKey. “We have front row seats to the healthcare staffing crisis, and we are hopeful that by opening up ShiftKey to independent healthcare workers who serve acute care facilities, we can help chip away at the strain these facilities and healthcare providers face each and every day. Ultimately, our focus is on the patient, and as we look at the strategic expansion of our business, we know that entering into new places, like hospitals, and providing a staffing relief valve that continues to put patients first.”
According to a study by The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, there has been a departure of 100,000 nurses from the national workforce since the pandemic and an additional 800,000 nurses predicted to leave the workforce by 2027. And with an aging population increasing demand against a shrinking healthcare workforce, there simply won’t be enough people to care for those who need it most. ShiftKey’s innovative model offers a critical solution to the workforce shortages felt across the healthcare industry – an empowered workforce strategy will help facilities retain and attract their workers.
“The workforce challenges that facilities face are increasing year after year,” said Brandon Tappan, Chief Revenue Officer, ShiftKey. “We know that nurses are leaving acute care facilities by the thousands, and that there needs to be a new and different way to provide staffing support to these facilities which serve our most vulnerable populations. By offering ShiftKey’s technology to acute care facilities, we are creating an independent healthcare staffing solution, which is bringing people back into the workforce on their own terms in a way that can potentially revive and preserve this critical industry.”
SOURCE : BusinessWire