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The Nursing Shortage: How Bad Is It? Overture Offers a Solution

Any and every healthcare setting, including hospitals, nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, prisons, schools, and homes, depends on nurses. Assisting physicians, supporting patients and their families, and being on the front lines during national health crises, nursing is not easy, but it is vital. In a sense, these professionals are the backbone of the healthcare sector, responsible for the well-being of the population. In today’s healthcare world, the United States lacks these heroes.

During the Coronavirus outbreak three years ago, the shortage problem got worse. The average age of registered nurses is 50, meaning most experienced nurses will be retiring in a few years. As a result of the pandemic’s health risks to their families and high stress levels, many nurses took early retirement. There is another reason why the United States has this problem besides the retirement of experienced nurses. A significant amount of stress is associated with the nursing profession. As a result, there are issues such as burnout and extended shifts that prevent RNs from establishing a work-life balance.

In the absence of a viable solution, the situation will worsen by 2030, according to the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis. Overture comes into play in this situation. Overture, founded by Rich Rosenzweig, offers a solution to the country’s nursing crisis.

The question that stands is ‘how?’

The Overture platform is a cloud-based and HIPAA-compliant platform that solves nurses’ availability and accessibility problems for healthcare organizations. Nurses can choose shift days and times  and the facilities they wish to work with Healthcare employers can easily find verified and professional nurses to fill in the gaps they have in their shift coverage and save significant expenses involved with third party staffing agencies. Health care facilities are overworking their staff because of a shortage of nurses which in turn leads to frustration and eventually burnout among nurses. Aside from retirement, this causes many nurses to give up a profession they love and leads aspiring nurses to look in a different direction. At eh same time, healthcare providers are paying exorbitant rates for temp and per diem nurses from third party agencies which just compounds the problem in a massive way.

Overture addresses the excessive expenses involved with these agencies while at the same time ensuring that open shifts within the healthcare facilities are staffed with highly qualified nursing professionals. Overture is now affordable and the practical choice for healthcare providers Overture allows nurses to easily register themselves on their site and once authorized by any employer, select the open shifts that are convenient for them to cover. As a result, nurses will be able to focus on their personal lives while reducing nurse stress and burnout. All of this can be seen even from the company’s slogan ‘balance your lifestyle with your work style’ that Overture cares about nurses’ current working conditions.

Rich Rosenzweig, the company’s founder, refers to the current problems as the root causes of the nursing shortage in the country. He stated, “We must address the root causes of the current nursing shortage first. We must greatly reduce what is causing burnout, reduce stress, and give our nurses a much better lifestyle and work style balance. We must adopt this new paradigm and introduce it into every aspect of a nurse’s career starting as early as our nursing school and college education system.” With this being said, Overture offers a chance for nurses to realize higher hourly rates, work at the facilities of their choice, and choose shifts as per their convenience.  In addition to this, after completing a shift, Overture nurses can get paid within 24 hours. They do not have to worry about delayed payments or the facilities not responding. 

About Company

Overture, which is neither a staffing nor per diem agency, is addressing two factors simultaneously. It is ensuring that all healthcare facilities have qualified nurses working all around the clock while offering nurses the flexibility they have long desired. It is a platform that provides state-of-the-art cloud-based functionality on as well as on its proprietary App. With a team including Sunthar Tharma (Chief of Engineering and CO-founder), 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, this platform is promising great results. The fact that the Overture group of nurses is growing at a rate equal to 4,000 per month is proof of that. The nursing situation is bad in the country, but with Overture, the future looks better. The nursing community has served the US well, and it is high time the world begins to help them. Overture is a major step toward offering a real solution.


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