“The US will need to hire 2.3 million new health care workers by 2025 in order to adequately take care of its aging population,” CNN tells us. We know that our population is aging, including the nurses who care for the elderly. In fact, one-third of them are approaching retirement age. The bottom line is that there are not enough skilled healthcare workers to meet demand. That means hospitals, providers, and agencies are going to be fighting for talent.
See how Jeff Hallett from Easterseals Bay Area enabled his mobile caregivers to not only be more productive but happier employees. Retain top talent, be easy to work for, and watch your healthcare business grow!
"People have to be willing to break their frames to enable growth... Old process and old techniques will lead to the same old numbers. If you want to make a quantum leap in terms of your impact, people can't be afraid to reinvent themselves and optimize the way they work."
VP of Product Management
Easterseals Bay Area
Starting out in GE’s Corporate Research and Development Center, Jeff has over 25 years of experience in high assurance systems development and product creation as a software architect, organizational leader, and driver of operational excellence through TQM, Lean, and Agile practices. Jeff has been in the Bay Area for over 20 years, moving across the continent from Schenectady to Sunnyvale with companies such as GE Medical Systems, Keane Consulting, ADAC Laboratories, Philips Healthcare, Elekta, and is currently with Easter Seals Bay Area as Vice President of Product Management, also acting as a principle methodologist for Lean and Agile time-to-market procedures and practices.
Jeff’s hobbies include scuba diving, golf, culinary arts, and is learning to play his 9th musical instrument now that his three children have begun lives of their own. Two cats still linger around the house though, refusing to find meaningful employment of their own.
Since 1927, Easterseals Bay Area (ESBA) has been leading the way to ensure individuals and families affected by disabilities can live, learn, work and play to their full potential. The organization’s aim is to expand access and affordability for services in the lives of children with disabilities and their families.
ESBA has been a leader in addressing a sensitive and growing challenge among American children and their families. One in every 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC). In response to the California Autism Insurance Law – SB 946 – passed in 2011, ESBA partnered with health organizations, leading technology firms and businesses to meet the unprecedented demand for behavioral health service in Northern California.
“Since our services are predominantly home- and community-based, most of our clinicians are mobile. Our behavioral interventionists often go into our clients’ homes and provide our programs directly in the child’s or the adult’s environment,” says Jeff Hallett, vice president of product management at Easterseals Bay Area.