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.
Improving patient care
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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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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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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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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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Decisions about how to optimize the healthcare workforce impacts nearly every aspect of the patient experience. Is your hospital leveraging workforce management technology and analytics to improve patient outcomes and reduce medical errors?
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When it comes to health system priorities, where does staff satisfaction fit? Here’s an argument for why it should be at the very top of the list.
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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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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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There’s a direct link between overtime and dissatisfied patients. Long hours cause nurse burnout, which can have a negative impact on patient satisfaction levels. Yet, many healthcare executives still haven’t made the connection at their hospital.
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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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Adding an extra nurse to the schedule can help the shift go more smoothly, but it impacts productivity and the budget. At what point do the benefits of an extra nurse outweigh the costs?
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