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.
Improving patient care
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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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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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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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Mary Washington Healthcare is facing the changing dynamics in healthcare by tackling challenges head-on. Learn how this health system is harnessing workforce analytics to make better staffing decisions enterprise-wide.
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