About the Session
During this time of unparalleled disruption, there is an opportunity for healthcare organizations to renew their focus on APP optimization and utilization as they look to ensure sustainability in an increasingly uncertain environment. As one of the fastest-growing segments of the healthcare workforce, APPs comprise, on average, more than one-third of an organization’s clinical staff. In response to COVID-19, 78.6% of organizations redeployed or planned to redeploy APPs into other specialties as a result of clinical staffing shortages in critical departments, highlighting the role APPs play in helping to achieve key organizational goals.
In the wake of COVID-19, organizations will be more focused than ever on improving access, revenue and patient safety. Lessons learned from the pandemic will serve as a catalyst for many organizations to launch intentional discussions and processes aimed at permanently optimizing their clinical workforce and care delivery models.
- Discuss national trends regarding the utilization and compensation of APPs and new strategies and structures to support their successful optimization.
- Describe one organization’s comprehensive APP strategy that quickly resulted in increased patient access and physician and APP productivity and engagement.
This session qualifies for 1.0 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit. Attendees must participate during the scheduled time to earn ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit.