Nurse Shortage Pushes Hospitals Into the Gig Economy

This is causing a decline in the number of people willing to work traditional 9-5 jobs.

Hospitals have joined the gig economy.

To attract nurses, some of the largest hospital systems in the country such as Providence and Advocate Health use apps that are similar to ride-hailing technologies. ShiftKey's app lets workers bid on shifts. CareRev helps hospitals match pay with supply by lowering rates on popular shifts, and increasing them to encourage nurses to work holidays or overnight.