Because the workforce is typically the health system’s biggest operating expense, it is important that healthcare leaders understand how satisfied, engaged nurses can ultimately deliver better patient care and a healthier bottom line. And, they need a collaborative approach to achieve the best outcomes.
Controlling labor costs
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To better leverage enterprise-wide staffing after consolidation, Hillcrest Healthcare System created an internal resource pool to fill open shifts throughout their multi-facility organization. Here’s how they did it.
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There shouldn’t be any difference between productivity metrics and quality staffing standards. Learn how Anderson Regional Medical Center tackled productivity in a way that cut costs while never losing sight of quality of care.
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Health system mergers and acquisitions impact thousands of healthcare workers each year. The workforce is both the biggest asset and the biggest expense, so it makes sense to focus on people issues following a merger or acquisition. Programs that both engage and optimize the integrated workforce can help pave the way for a successful merger/acquisition.
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Smooth the merger/acquisition process by focusing on payroll before, during and after the M&A transaction. Employees will be happier, and your organization will realize economies of scale sooner.
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Strategies for a Successful Merger or Acquisition: Choosing the Best Technology Vendor for the New Organization
After a merger or acquisition, it’s important to evaluate workforce management solutions to ensure the best system is in place to meet the dynamic needs of the newly created organization.
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Overtime can be costly, but is it less expensive than hiring more staff? When it’s time to decide between using overtime and increasing headcount, there’s an important question to ask that can help determine the best course of action.
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Some of the most effective labor cost containment initiatives come from optimizing non-clinical staff. Can your organization afford to miss out on those cost saving opportunities?
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Controlling costs is a complex issue for health systems, making it imperative that the financial and clinical sides of hospitals work together.
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For 3 years running, the top 2014 objectives identified by HIMSS Leadership survey respondents include sustaining financial viability and improving operational efficiencies…
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