More than ever, it’s crucial to retain highly-skilled, highly-engaged talent that can deliver quality patient care. You work hard to select, align, and develop your Patient-Centered Workforce.
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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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To say that life under the ACA has required an adjustment in the way we do business is an understatement. The ACA has had a tremendous impact on the business of healthcare. Every role within the healthcare enterprise from the top down is affected, as are patients and their families.
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There are many things that keep hospital CEOs awake at night and a recent study conducted by Frost & Sullivan uncovered the top challenges that need to be addressed.
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In my first blog I spoke about the importance of analytics for the HR function. How do you prepare your organization for future workforce needs if you do not know what the makeup of your workforce is today? How are you utilizing the technology that you have available to you in order to provide data and metrics to your leaders to enhance their awareness of the current state of the workforce?
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Nurses are the heart of healthcare, and nursing is a job that requires a lifetime of commitment and compassion. Nurses are a part of our lives. Nurses are there for significant life events including birth and death, and they are there for many of the health events in-between.
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Payroll software solutions help healthcare leaders keep track of money paid out to employees, and measure salary growth and overtime costs to pinpoint areas of wasteful spending.
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Nowadays, you are hard pressed to go even one day without reading an article, hearing a conversation or thinking about the future of healthcare. What will it look like? Will our organization remain intact? Do we have the right people to drive our strategy?
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In promoting wage and hour compliance initiatives in their own facilities, healthcare employers need to have a plan for compliance.
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There is a growing body of research around the impact of staffing on patient outcomes. From mortality, to length of stay, to hospital-acquired infections, the decisions made about how to staff and who to staff impacts the patient experience.
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At no time in history has healthcare faced so many critical challenges at once. High retirement rates, competition, budget stretching wages, and burnout make it appear almost as if every area of healthcare workforce management is being disrupted and turned upside down.
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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.
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