America is aging. More than 1 in 6 people were 65 or older in 2020 and this number is only going to increase in the next few years. As a country already struggling to provide care for all of those who need it, this increase in older Americans could overwhelm our healthcare system unless we can appropriately prepare.
So are we prepared? Most would argue that we are not, especially with the ongoing staffing shortages we’ve seen across the healthcare industry. Professionals, facilities and patients are suffering as a result of pervasive staffing shortages in healthcare, which the Covid-19 pandemic tragically exacerbated.
The solution has to come from innovation that helps professionals avoid burnout and increases flexibility. That’s where Clipboard Health’s marketplace comes in.
Clipboard enables independent contractor healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities to connect in a mutually beneficial way. We are opening up untold opportunities for healthcare professionals to advance their careers and solving major staffing gaps for facilities.
This kind of innovation will help America’s elderly care problem before it becomes a national crisis.
Healthcare professionals can use Clipboard’s marketplace as much or as little as they want, and are under no obligation to book even a single shift.
There is no restriction on their ability to make money outside of Clipboard’s marketplace, whether through direct business-to-business engagements, full- or part-time employment at facilities, or through other marketplaces or agencies. Healthcare professionals are free to seek employment with facilities where they have booked and worked shifts through Clipboard’s marketplace. And many healthcare professionals use Clipboard only occasionally, or as one of several sources of income.
Clipboard’s marketplace allows healthcare professionals to pursue their careers in their own way, booking only the shifts that meet their scheduling, pay, and facility preferences.
Clipboard’s approach has been validated by our rapid growth, which reinforces that many healthcare professionals and facilities prefer the flexible model that we offer. We are excited to continue expanding the communities our marketplace serves and providing vital opportunities and solutions to our users.
The flexibility Clipboard offers makes a significant difference for professionals and facilities alike:
The best part of this is that providers’ patients, many of whom are elderly individuals in long-term care homes, benefit. They are cared for by healthcare professionals who are able to work on their own terms and avoid burnout. With our marketplace, we are helping prepare the healthcare system for what’s to come.
There are a variety of business models that can be used to address healthcare staffing shortages. With these different models can come differences in applicable laws. And every business model – from a traditional staffing agency to an innovative, app-based marketplace – carries some risk of litigation.
Our model, which caters to healthcare professionals who are independent contractors, provides maximum flexibility to our users. Our app allows both healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals to quickly and reliably meet their respective needs from one day to the next, with no obligation.