ShiftKey’s entry into the acute care space provides tech-forward, data-driven insights for facilities to optimize scheduling strategies and drive scale
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.
Entry into the acute care space is an important step for ShiftKey as 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.
Empowering new facilities with ShiftKey’s technology and platform will help chip away at the strain these facilities and healthcare providers face each and every day. Ultimately, the focus is on the patient, and the strategic expansion of ShiftKey into new places, like hospitals, will provide a staffing relief valve and continue to put patients first.
ShiftKey addresses the increasing workforce challenges that facilities face increasing year after year. 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. By offering ShiftKey’s technology to acute care facilities, ShiftKey creates 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.