5 trends to watch in healthcare recruitment in 2022

COO of Supplementary Health Care, Vickie Anenbergrecently said, “To meet growing health care needs, care continues to move beyond the traditional hospital setting.”

According to the recent market researchthe home care market is expected to reach $274.7 billion by 2025. Prior to the pandemic, home care was most often used after hospital stays.

This has changed with the pandemic and home care services are now being used to keep people out of hospital. Home visits and telemedicine are used to help manage chronic illnesses, a variety of issues faced by older adults, mental health issues, and more. With this trend, we expect that more of the responsibilities normally carried out within a medical facility will now be handled by clinicians outside of the office and inside the home, increasing demand for these critical care positions. home.

2. An increase in non-traditional health-related positions

Along with the shift of health care away from doctors’ offices and traditional hospitals, we are seeing an increase in roles to serve both providers and patients. For example, Uber for Business offers Uber Healthwhich provides patient/caregiver transportation, transportation services for healthcare workers, and prescription and meal delivery services. Lyft Company offers similar services such as courtesy walks for patients. And Amazon now offers AmazonCare, which they market as “healthcare made simple”, in that you can access a clinician seven days a week, 365 days a year. The increase in non-traditional health care support provided by these companies and others has led to new job categories that did not exist a few years ago.

3. The health technology boom

The healthcare industry is changing and technology plays an important role in this evolution. We see healthcare systems investing in software, migrating data to the cloud, increased automation and more robust cybersecurity measures.

In addition to upgraded technologies to improve and streamline administrative tasks, we are also seeing the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to improve patient outcomes. For example, MIT and Harvard used ML to track the impact of the pandemic on mental health. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is being used to develop a new generation of technology pills to ensure patients are taking their medications correctly while providing providers with valuable patient information.

All of these advancements are opening doors to a new class of IT professionals, those who may not have prior healthcare experience, but who have mastered the technical knowledge needed to drive the industry forward. .

4. The evolution of precision medicine and healthcare

the FDA defines precision medicine as “an innovative approach to adapting the prevention and treatment of disease that takes into account differences in people’s genes, environments and lifestyles”. As more advances are made in the study of the human genome and its impact on health, there will be a growing demand for different types of healthcare expertise: geneticists, bioinformaticians, genetic counselors and scientists and researchers with extensive knowledge of genomics and related topics. The global precision medicine market is estimated to be worth $114,891.8 million by the end of 2028, according to a projection by Coherent Marketing Insights.

5. Cross-functional opportunities to meet demand

In addition to all of these new areas of growth in healthcare and healthcare hiring, we will likely continue to see an increase in internal hiring and promotions, especially for cross-collaboration and cross-functional roles. As the need for talent continues to stress healthcare organizations, opportunities may arise for existing employees to take on new roles, developing new areas of expertise they may not have had. previously considered. Additionally, these internal shifts and cross-training roles can help combat employee burnout and fatigue by providing new opportunities for those currently employed in healthcare organizations.

These hiring trends underpin positive change and growth for the industry. The field of health care is expanding its definition and growing rapidly to meet the ever-changing needs of our world. This opens up new doors for candidates looking for a change of industry or a new opportunity, as well as new talent pools for healthcare hiring managers.

Karen Moore is director of health care at Specific context.

Donald E. Patel