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Rich Rosenzweig, Founder at Overture
Overture Launches New Healthcare Platform To Address The US Nursing Shortage
US Nursing Shortages
The nursing shortage in the US was prevalent long before t
he pandemic hit, but it was nowhere near as widespread as it is today. As a result of the pandemic, nurses experienced burnout, stress, and workplace overload. Nursing has had a tough go in recent years, and that has prompted many nurses to retire, leave the profession, and look for a better work-life balance. With its innovative technology platform, Overture aims to reduce the disparity of nursing shortages by bringing healthcare providers and nurses together under a new paradigm.
In anticipation of a pandemic, the U.S. Bureau of Labor predicted a nursing shortage of 1.1 million by 2022, which would be caused by the replacement and expansion of retirees.
At the present time, the US still has a long way to go to meet the original forecasted need for nurses, and the reality is that there is a much more significant shortage than what was anticipated in the previous forecast. A combination of burnout, stress, overwork at the workplace, and a lack of educators at the college level add up to a shortfall today that is closer to double that of the projection.
The number of nursing staff in US hospitals is limited, making it difficult for them to fill their hospital beds. As
a result of the nursing shortage, hospital revenues have been negatively affected. Healthcare providers are being taken advantage of by third-party temp and per diem agencies charging extremely high hourly rates because of this shortage.
With the number of nurses dramatically declining, revenues are decreasing, expenses are rising, and are all putting pressure on patient care. Solutions to date have not been effective or scalable.
Overture is ready to solve many aspects of these problems with a slogan that encourages nurses to balance work and life and healthcare providers to reduce their operating costs while increasing shift coverage.
Overture Launches New Healthcare Platform
Rich Rosenzweig, Founder of Overture, says, “We must address the root causes of the current nursing shortage first. We have to greatly reduce what is causing burnout, reduce stress, and give our nurses a much better lifestyle and work style balance. We need to adopt this paradigm and introduce it into every aspect of a nurse’s career starting as early as our nursing school and college education system.”
“From there, we need to work with our healthcare providers to ensure that there can be enough nurses to cover their shift requirements if they are willing to embrace the new reality of a lifestyle and work style balance and the flexibility nurses are looking for. A signing bonus as a solution is a nice thing, but it doesn’t address the root cause of the problem,” says Rich Rosenzweig, “a signing bonus is a band-aid with a short-term effect.”
Rich Rosenzweig says, “In Baltimore, Chicago, Atlanta, and five major cities in Texas, we already have hundreds of qualified candidates with profiles created in the Overture system who are ready to start working under the umbrella of a lifestyle and workstyle balance. By participating in our program, employers gain a significant advantage: By joining us, healthcare employers can confidently fill their shifts well into the future with exceptionally qualified nurses who are passionate about patient care but need a better work-life balance.”
Solving US Nursing Shortages with Overture
Overture’s nurse group is currently growing at a rate of 4,000 per month. Using Overture, healthcare employers can express interest in this group and arrange interviews, which results in the nurse being given an ’employer authorization.’ With the Overture app, open shifts are instantly presented to authorized nurses and are instantly ‘claimed.’ Nurses who have claimed upcoming shifts can be tracked by GPS (like Uber) before the start of the shift and can be seen on time and in the right place by healthcare providers. The healthcare employer benefits include check-in and check-out, shift performance ratings, and a seamless operating system to manage it all, as well as a reduction in operating costs.
Nurses gain a variety of benefits, including higher hourly rates, working at facilities of their choice, and choosing shifts that fit their lifestyle. Nurses are paid within 24 hours of completing their shift.
Designed to address the pain points of both healthcare employers and nurses, the Overture system allows healthcare facilities to hire verified and professional nurses easily, reducing frustration and burnout in the nursing community. Having qualified staff on board and ready to care for patients 24/7 ensures that Overture helps ensure the best possible care for patients.
Overture is neither a staffing nor a per diem agency. Overture is a system and a process adopted by the healthcare provider with the Overture team behind it providing support and service
As a fully cloud-based HIPAA-compliant provider, Overture offers state-of-the-art functionality and ease of use both on laptops, and desktops, as well as on their proprietary app, which is the hub of the system.
Overture ensures that healthcare employers keep patient care at the forefront by making nursing resources accessible and affordable. It also ensures that the disheartened nurse population receives much-deserved recognition, higher pay rates, shift and facility control, and a chance to establish a healthy lifestyle and work style balance. In this way, Overture is addressing the root causes of the nursing shortage.
With decades of experience building adaptive and paradigm-changing processes in the healthcare arena, Rich Rosenzweig has taken on solving the nursing shortage problem in the United States with this platform and process.
By utilizing a cloud-based and HIPAA-compliant system that enables state-of-the-art functionality, Overture keeps patient care at the center of healthcare employers’ priorities by ensuring that nursing resources are available and the costs associated with obtaining those resources are much more affordable than what they are paying third-party agencies today. Furthermore, Overture aids the disheartened nurse population in achieving their well-deserved recognition, higher pay rates, shift and facility control, and a chance to establish a healthier lifestyle.
Using Overture, healthcare facilities can easily vet potential candidates while attracting more candidates back to or joining the nursing profession in the US. Due to Overture’s full shift nursing coverage, Healthcare providers enjoy tremendous benefits in terms of reducing operating costs and increasing top-line revenues.
The team at Overture includes Rich Rosenzweig (Founder), Sunthar Tharma (Engineering), Dr. Vafa Shayani (Chief Medical Officer-Healthcare), and Dr. Sunny Patel (Chief Medical Officer- Dentistry), along with a very talented group of seasoned engineers, business development individuals, client services, onboarding, and training staff.