Geoffrey M. Roche is the inaugural Director of Workforce Development at Siemens Healthineers. He joins host Mike Palmer to explore the intersection of healthcare and education, discussing emerging trends related to the healthcare workforce.
Geoffrey outlines some of the pressing challenges facing healthcare employers today, including recruitment, retention, and upskilling issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss the importance of investing in ongoing education and training for all healthcare workers, not just those at the top, to advance equity and mobility within the industry. Geoffrey envisions innovations like virtual nursing, automation, and robotics playing an increased role in healthcare delivery while still preserving the critical human connection between patients and caregivers. However, with an aging population and workforce, imminent nurse shortages, and underrepresentation in the talent pipeline, the industry must act creatively and collaboratively to meet demand. Geoffrey encourages startups and entrepreneurs to develop fresh solutions, as healthcare is ripe for innovation and disruption. Don’t miss this deep dive into the future of eds and meds with a thought-provoking industry leader.