The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nine of the top 30 occupations expected to see the most growth are in health care, and the World Health Organization relates that the world will be short 12.9 million health care workers by 2035. To address this issue, we created the nThrive Education™ Transitions Program (Transitions Program) to help health care organizations cultivate and repurpose talent from non-traditional sources. For example, retrain a military veteran with no health care experience into a medical coder.
How the Transitions Program Works
As part of the Transitions Program, nThrive Education is partnering with leading health care organizations across the nation to provide education and training to unemployed and underemployed workers, many with no prior health care experience. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates qualify for high-demand health care jobs, such as medical coders, billers, patient access representatives, clinical documentation improvement specialists, and patient financial service representatives.
This program can be used by health care organizations to support internal growth or replace worker populations by creating an educational ladder that provides the technical acumen to advance workers to more complex responsibilities and roles. For example, an outpatient coder transitioning to a more challenging inpatient coder role, or a unit nurse transitioning to become a case manager or clinical documentation improvement specialist.
The Transitions Program leverages the nThrive Education Revenue Cycle eLearning solution – a key factor in rapidly educating program candidates by evaluating competency, and targeting education to knowledge weaknesses as training progresses and focusing the education only on the job to be created. With more than two million learners, nThrive Education is the most innovative, widely adopted online health care education solution.
The benefits of a ‘grow-your-own workforce’ solution
There are many benefits to cultivating a locally-based workforce by educating and training unemployed, underemployed or career-change candidates:
- Helps address labor shortages
- Builds and sustains positive community relations
- Accelerates productive on-the-job start date
- Fosters workforce loyalty
- Reduces costs
- Eliminates need for physical classrooms