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Health Occupations Trends


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Health Occupations Trends

  1. 1. Health Occupations Trends & Training Recommendations Jim Comins R.N., Director Ed>Net Health Initiative & Corine Brown, NowPresenting!
  2. 2. Health Occupations Trends <ul><li>Advanced Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Office Information Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased Medical Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Changing Demographics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing age and diversity of population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing consumer sophistication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Health Care Business Practices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Government regs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost cutting & multi-skilling, team based approach to care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative therapies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public/Private partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New types of Physician Practice management firms </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Trends Identified by Health Occupation Associations <ul><li>Associations for the Aging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking accreditation for Adult Day Care </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation Associations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for Entry level rehab workers with remote licensed supervision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Job Coaches” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Medical and Nursing Associations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nursing Shortage looming </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Emergency Medical Associations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More higher level skills performed in field away from hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dental Associations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing demand for cosmetic dentistry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pharmacist Associations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lobbying for Certificate for Pharm techs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasingly patient focused approach </li></ul></ul>Trends Identified by Health Occupation Associations
  5. 6. Technology - Training Recommendations <ul><li>Train students in the use of computers and the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Customer service, &quot;call center&quot; and phone etiquette training for Telemedicine </li></ul><ul><li>Project and information management training </li></ul><ul><li>Workers trained in genetic testing methods for both anatomic and clinical pathology </li></ul>
  6. 7. Demographics - Training Recommendations <ul><li>Multilingual/culturally aware workers and front office staff </li></ul><ul><li>EMT’s higher skill set with remote MD Access </li></ul><ul><li>Entry level workers with increased training in geriatrics </li></ul><ul><li>Business savvy students (HMO’s, PPO’s, business practices, claims processing,etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Automated External Defrib (AED) & CPR </li></ul>
  7. 8. Business Practices Training Recommendations <ul><li>Health care workers who can engage in independent contracting </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate information on government regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone skills and etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Training programs for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Behavioral Specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wellness Trainers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lifestyle Associates and Elder Sitters </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Important Future Skills <ul><li>Computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>Written/Verbal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Project/Multiple Priority Management </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Team </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-skill/cross training </li></ul><ul><li>Dependability </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-lingualism </li></ul><ul><li>CPR Training </li></ul>
  9. 10. Recommended Taskforces <ul><li>Enhanced Industry and Education Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Growing Senior and Multicultural Population </li></ul><ul><li>Employer-focused Skills Training </li></ul><ul><li>Community Health Services </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing Specialty Training </li></ul>
  10. 11. General Guidelines for Task Force <ul><ul><ul><li>What are the most important elements of the issue? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How is the issue interrelated with the identified trend? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What industry changes are occurring and what are the causes of these changes? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where and when will the biggest changes take place? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What type of new training will be necessary and what will be the demand for that curriculum? What training programs are already available? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How can we adjust our current training programs to encourage participation and demonstrate value to our business partners? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Enhanced industry and education technology
  12. 13. Growing Senior and Multicultural Population
  13. 14. Employer-focused Skills Training
  14. 15. Community Health Services
  15. 16. Nursing Specialty Training