Rainelle Medical, an FQHC in West Virginia, implemented a telehealth solution and chronic care-focused RPM platform, helping it mitigate staffing challenges.
Healthcare organizations began sounding the alarm about staff shortages in 2020. A May 2022 report from the Department of Health and Human Services shows just how significantly the COVID-19 pandemic intensified healthcare workforce challenges. Between March and April 2020, the healthcare industry lost 1.5 million workers.
Among the facilities hit hardest by healthcare staffing challenges are FQHCs. A February 2022 survey of 263 FQHCs shows that 70 percent reported losing 5 to 25 percent of their workforce in the last six months. The survey, conducted by the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), also shows that 15 percent of FQHCs reported losing between 25 and 50 percent of their workforce.
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