Are You Ready for the Patient Tsunami?

Dec 22, 2020

The CDC reports four (4) in ten (10) adult Americans have postponed or avoided medical care during the pandemic. If 41% of the 257 million adults in the US have postponed care, that means roughly 106 million adults could flood the healthcare system when confidence in vaccines and treatments rise. Consider that in NYC alone there are an estimated 2.6 million adults ready to seek medical care. 

CDC - By June 30, 2020, because of concerns about COVID-19, an estimated 41% of U.S. adults had delayed or avoided medical care including urgent or emergency care (12%) and routine care (32%). Avoidance of urgent or emergency care was more prevalent among unpaid caregivers for adults, persons with underlying medical conditions, Black adults, Hispanic adults, young adults, and persons with disabilities. 

What will your facility do with a 40% increase in patient influx? 

Let’s not forget that parents of children between two and 18 years have postponed vaccinations to keep their children safe. And if that’s not concerning enough, 36% of physicians report they intend to quit, retire, or relocate after the pandemic. 

What will your facility do if you lose 36% of your physicians? 

With these projected 2021 demands looming, where do you stand in recruitment marketing and pipeline management? This feels like a perfect storm for healthcare problems, especially when you also start to consider what a physician looks like against vaccine distribution and projected population growth.

Do you have more budget to confront these challenges or are you like the vast majority of physician recruiters who are doing more with less? Where does your administration stand? Do you have the tools you need and do you get the attention you require? And even if you start today, can you catch up in time?  

Those are a lot of questions. We know that. 

But at The Inline Group, we specialize in providing solutions to all of the questions you’re probably starting to ask.

Inline didn’t stop sourcing through 2020. Our clients are getting candidates today. In fact, we are talking to more candidates than ever before. Last month we sent candidates to more than 600 jobs. And our clients hired 32 providers from our candidate pipeline in October. 

Inline continually performs outgoing marketing. Our people vet candidates, adding to and updating the database every day. We connect with 2,500+ candidates every single day. We know who is looking, who is thinking of looking, and who doesn’t yet know they are looking. Our database is not only large it is current. 

Your pipeline is our business. We add candidates to the top of your funnel. You choose who to talk to, interview, and hire. Internally sourcing typically is performed at the end of the day when all the fires are out. Not for us, it's all we do. All day every day. 

Our AI technology automates repetitive processes. It delivers information to our candidate teams who call, screen, and match the candidate to the job. Our custom client portal provides transparency and an easy way to keep track of every candidate we send over.

In 2020, we added specialties and new pricing. We made sure we could fit with any budget. We’re ready for whatever comes next. If you’re looking for help with the needs of today and the potential needs of tomorrow, we’re here for you. 

Schedule a 15-minute call with us today to get started.