Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Leveraging Human Capital Supply Chains in Healthcare Staffing Guest Post by: Tim Giehll - CEO, Bond Talent US and the co-author of “Human Capital Supply Chains." The Healthcare staffing industry has always had its ups and downs over the past few years and with revolutionary healthcare legislation on the horizon, it is hard to know how to plan for the future. Aside from the whole legislative uproar, we do know 3 important facts that the Healthcare staffing industry needs to prepare for, starting today: As the Baby Boomer Generation eventually retires (even though the recession has delayed some retirement plans), there will be a lot more elderly people for the us (society) to take care. The “supply” of doctors and nurses will not be able to keep up with the “demands” of this retiring BB generation. As we recruit and train more healthcare professionals, we also need to find new ways for the Healthcare industry to become MORE PRODUCTIVE!! For all the talk about electronic medical records, that alone will NOT be enough to rebalance our “supply” of healthcare professionals with the “demand” for healthcare services. This is where the concept of human capital supply chains comes into the picture to help save the day. Corporations have been building and optimizing manufacturing supply chains for over three decades. Companies like Dell and Wal-Mart are famous for leveraging supply chain management techniques and technologies to better streamline supply with demand. It’s time to refocus the Healthcare industry and apply the lessons learned from optimizing production lines to optimizing our...

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