Healthcare staffing best practices
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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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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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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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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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A standard reaction when there’s a need for staff to float to another unit is, “NOT ME!” However, there’s a shift happening in thinking. Some hospitals are seeing nearly ¼ of their open shifts voluntarily filled by staff from other units. What’s behind the attitude change?
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The innovative Collaborative Staffing approach is changing the way health systems think about scheduling and staffing. This new way of thinking is delivering solid business results, including tangible cost savings.
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Filling staffing holes is not for the faint of heart. Find out how an innovative new approach is making it easier to avoid common staffing and scheduling pitfalls in healthcare.
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Inspired by the collaborative consumption model, Collaborative Staffing is more than a process improvement – it’s a culture change. Learn how this new approach to staffing can deliver solid business results by creating a culture of collaboration across the entire organization.
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The evidence is there. The technology to enable better staffing decisions is available. Yet, many health systems are still struggling to connect the evidence with day-to-day staffing practices in a way that can improve patient outcomes. Is your organization ready to tackle this issue?
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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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While overtime has a negative impact on both employees and patients, it’s still a common way to fill open shifts at many hospitals. It’s time to take on the challenge of making overtime the exception rather than the rule.
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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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When it comes to staffing, it can seem like the “business” and the “mission” of healthcare are out of alignment, especially when there’s a disconnect between executives and staff.
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The link between staff satisfaction and patient satisfaction is too important to overlook. Learn how acuity-based staffing can create a more engaged, empowered workforce that can better meet patient needs. That’s a satisfier for both nurses and patients.
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