There has been a looming nursing shortage in the US for a while now: according to the American Hospital Association, more than half of nurses were age 50 or older back in 2017, and almost 30% were age 60 and older. The issue was only exacerbated by the pandemic, which caused many healthcare professionals to retire or quit; now the data is showing that the US is set to lose half a million nurses by the end of this year, which will bring the shortage to 1.1 million.
It’s in this environment that IntelyCare is thriving: the company helps solve the shortage crisis by giving nurses the flexibility of being a gig worker, meaning they can pick up extra shifts and augment their income when it’s convenient for them. It uses artificial intelligence to schedule and match nursing professionals with open assignments, while also giving the healthcare organizations more control over their staffing.
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