Recruit, retain, reimagine: 2023 strategies for the advanced practice provider workforce

Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) play a pivotal role in enabling healthcare organizations to not only survive but thrive in the current environment. Learn how to build an engaged and resilient APP workforce in this data brief, featuring findings from Clinical Team Insights.  

The right people, the right process, the right care

APPs are an integral part of the clinical team and these roles will continue to grow and expand. Health care organizations benefit from supporting APPs and physicians to work at the top of their scope of practice allowing patients to receive effective and efficient care which is essential to meeting today’s value-based health care demands.

A data-driven approach 

Identify opportunities for improvement within your organizational structure and operations. Improving the utilization of your workforce and streamlining processes enables you to succeed in the current value-based care landscape. In addition, peer-to-peer resources and networking opportunities provide meaningful solutions to optimize the clinical team and its care delivery model. 

Intelligence and resources to optimize your workforce

Clinical Team Insights is a solution designed to help you optimize your workforce, drive operational efficiency, and design and deploy care team strategies. Developed from and continuing the work of the Vizient Center for Advancing Provider Practices (CAP2™), Clinical Team Insights takes a holistic approach to care team development by helping members eliminate silos and create a more inclusive culture, resulting in improved clinician engagement and satisfaction.

Actionable data

  • Gap analysis and annual assessments produce a customized scorecard with comparative benchmarks for nine key domains
  • Identify workforce strategies and opportunities for improvement within this rich dataset.

Resources and tools

  • Thought leadership and industryvresources provide tailored recommendations to help you improve based on your identified opportunities.
  • Peer-to-peer resources identify leading workforce strategies from high performing organizations across the country.


  • Community group page to facilitate real-time interaction with peers
  • Improvement workgroups bring like-minded organizations together to collaborate on sustainable solutions
  • Annual Clinical Workforce Conference focuses on the trending topics most relevant to clinical workforce optimization

The Vizient Center for Advancing Provider Practices (CAP2™) was the first of its kind — a solution focused on optimizing APPs. The program helped organizations understand where and how APPs were being utilized, and identified practice variations. It also helped organizations develop APP leadership structures to provide professional development and representation for this rapidly growing group of professionals.
I am always asked to present comparison data with other AMCs similar to my organizations' size when working with my executive and medical staff leadership to address scope of practice in our bylaws, as well as compensation, committees, ratios, and schedules, etc. This data is invaluable.
- Sharona Johnson, PhD, FNP-BC, NE-C, System Administrator Advanced Clinical Practice, Vidant Medical Center

Community group

Interact with your peers in the Clinical Team Insights Community group. Participate in discussions, access shared documents and network.

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Clinical Team Insights

A benefit of our solution, access your customized assessment with comparative benchmarks for nine key domains.

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Clinical Workforce Conference 2023 recap

View the presentations from this year covering clinical workforce challenges and how organizations are preserving with innovating approaches. Conversations focused on issues affecting clinicians, shared leading practices and discussions on the path forward for clinical teams to adapt and thrive as the new normal continues to evolve.

Additional solutions to support your clinical workforce

Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program

This yearlong, highly customizable program helps new nurses make a smooth transition from academia to clinical practice.

Physician and APP Onboarding Program

Our health care onboarding solution is designed to create a consistent, evidence-based experience that will drive retention, strategic alignment, engagement, safety and well-being.

Optimize your clinical workforce.