As the industry continues to face a number of challenges with staffing and reducing healthcare costs, hiring the right nurses and staff members is among the highest priority for many hospitals and health systems.
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Magnet® is a prestigious designation, but the Magnet journey, which is the path hospitals take to earning Magnet status, can be challenging. Hospitals with Magnet status share several, desirable characteristics among their workforce.
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Staff engagement is essential to organizational success regardless of industry, but in healthcare, it is especially crucial. Strong workforce management strategies help hospitals and health systems achieve better workforce outcomes.
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When it comes to finding the most cost-effective resources to cover a shift, most hospitals and health systems will agree that sharing qualified staff across units (or even facilities) is preferable to more expensive alternatives such as OT, contingent labor, or costly shift bonuses. They also agree that by and large nurses and healthcare staff …
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The creation of staff schedules requires an enormous amount of planning and preparation. Analyzing staff availability, overtime, trends, and census are just a few examples.
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Simply having data is not enough. Instead, it’s important to have automation tools and processes that ensure that the right data gets to the right people at the right time to drive better outcomes. Answering three questions can put you on the path to make that happen.
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