Insider Intelligence delivers leading-edge research to clients in a variety of forms, including full-length reports and data visualizations to equip you with actionable takeaways for better business decisions.
In-depth analysis, benchmarks and shorter spotlights on digital trends.
Learn More
Interactive projections with 10k+ metrics on market trends, & consumer behavior.
Learn More
Proprietary data and over 3,000 third-party sources about the most important topics.
Learn More
Industry KPIs
Industry benchmarks for the most important KPIs in digital marketing, advertising, retail and ecommerce.
Learn More
Client-only email newsletters with analysis and takeaways from the daily news.
Learn More
Analyst Access Program
Exclusive time with the thought leaders who craft our research.
Learn More

About Insider Intelligence

Our goal at Insider Intelligence is to unlock digital opportunities for our clients with the world’s most trusted forecasts, analysis, and benchmarks. Spanning five core coverage areas and dozens of industries, our research on digital transformation is exhaustive.
Our Story
Learn more about our mission and how Insider Intelligence came to be.
Learn More
Rigorous proprietary data vetting strips biases and produces superior insights.
Learn More
Our People
Take a look into our corporate culture and view our open roles.
Join the Team
Contact Us
Speak to a member of our team to learn more about Insider Intelligence.
Contact Us
See our latest press releases, news articles or download our press kit.
Learn More
Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities
Reach an engaged audience of decision-makers.
Learn More
Browse our upcoming and past webinars and other events.
Learn More
Tune in to eMarketer's daily, weekly, and monthly podcasts.
Learn More

Hospital CEOs’ workforce concerns can be alleviated with the right tech

The news: Workforce challenges came in as hospital CEOs’ No.1 concern for the second consecutive year, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives’ annual survey.

  • 281 hospital CEOs ranked 11 issues from most pressing to least.
  • Workforce challenges—which include personnel shortages—got the top spot, followed by financial challenges, which are directly related to staffing issues.

How we got here: The pandemic pushed frontline providers to quit and drove all-time high rates of clinician burnout.

  • The healthcare industry lost over 500,000 employees per month in 2022, according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
  • 47% of US clinicians plan to leave their current role in the next 2-3 years, per Elsevier Health.
  • 63% of physicians reported at least one symptom of burnout—the highest burnout rate ever recorded—in winter 2021-2022, per Mayo Clinic.

These workforce issues have caused disruptions in patient care while sounding the alarm on patient safety in hospitals. In fact, staffing shortages in healthcare organizations ranked as the top patient safety concern in 2022 since they cause long waits for consumers, sometimes in life-threatening emergencies, per ECRI.

Travel nurses were only a Band-Aid: Hospitals turned to temporary travel nurses to address workforce shortages. But nurse staffing agencies began overcharging, and are no longer a necessity as patient volumes cool down.

  • For example, Nomad Health, a startup specializing in connecting travel clinicians with temporary work, recently laid off 17% of its staff, Forbes reported.
  • This year, Staffing Industry Analysts is projecting travel nurses to be the lone healthcare staffing segment that will experience a market decline, per Forbes.

Virtual nursing to the rescue? Health systems are pivoting toward virtual nursing programs to address workforce gaps.

  • Virtual nursing programs in the US increased 34% in the past year, according to a September 2022 HealthTech Magazine article.

In these programs, virtual nurses give bedside nurses additional support by performing hands-off tasks like admission evaluations remotely, even for multiple patients. This reduces the chance that on-site nurses will be burned out, while allowing nurses who otherwise may have retired or are out on short-term injury leave to still work.

This article originally appeared in Insider Intelligence's Digital Health Briefing—a daily recap of top stories reshaping the healthcare industry. Subscribe to have more hard-hitting takeaways delivered to your inbox daily.