Based on a survey of organizations that provide healthcare services in the United States, the 2019 State of Healthcare Training provides a current picture of training and talent development efforts in healthcare. Organizations surveyed include acute care hospitals and nonacute facilities (which includes those that provide post-acute care, ambulatory or outpatient care, and more).
The report provides data on direct learning expenditures, the average number of learning hours used per employee, and other key data points. These figures are compared against those of organizations in all industries to determine how training in healthcare differs from training in other sectors.
In addition to reporting on training expenditures and learning hours, the 2019 State of Healthcare Training covers two major challenges healthcare organizations are currently facing: the switch to value-based care and the nursing shortage. The report examines the strategies healthcare organizations are using to navigate these challenges. Interviews with talent development leaders in healthcare shed additional light on these topics by providing insights and recommendations for how healthcare organizations can combat these challenges and improve their approach to training and talent development.