How Technology Can Alleviate Effects of the Nursing Shortage

Demand for nurses and nurse practitioners (NPs) is on the rise due to an aging population and workforce and, in the past year and a half, increased strain on the healthcare system caused by COVID-19 cases. In August, Tennessee deployed members of the National Guard to help hospitals fill staff shortages amid a surge in cases.
In addition, the U.S. could see an estimated shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges, meaning clinician shortages aren’t expected to go away.
The shortage is putting a strain on…