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- Problem: Efficiently staffing permanent and temporary pharmacy employees across 27 different states
- Solution: Cloud based solution for Staffing Agencies
- Results: Ability to fill shifts more efficiently, improved profitability
- Problem: Manual scheduling processes time-consuming and inefficient
- Solution: Integrated scheduling, time and attendance, and payroll/human resources system
- Results: Cost savings, more efficient scheduling, and increased access to information
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
- Problem: Complex scheduling requirements, varying time and attendance processes across departments
- Solution: Automated staffing and scheduling system that integrates with time and attendance system
- Results: More efficient scheduling, improved workflow and real-time resource utilization information
Coffee Regional Medical Center
- Problem: Outdated software, duplicate data entry, lack of systems integration
- Solution: Integrated scheduling, time and attendance and human resources/payroll system
- Results: Improved workflow, reduced overtime, empowered employees
Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
- Problem: Significant hospital growth, varying time and attendance processes system-wide
- Solution: Automated time and attendance system
- Results: Full automation, consistent application of payroll rules, and payroll accuracy
MemorialCare Medical Centers
Los Angeles, California
- Problem: Payroll inaccuracies, outdated software, and a lack of systems integration
- Solution: Integrated solution for time and attendance, staffing and scheduling
- Results: Consistent payroll, staffing efficiencies, and employee empowerment
Satilla Regional Medical Center
- Problem: Paper-based processes limit staff access to scheduling and time and attendance information
- Solution: Automate staffing and scheduling and time and attendance tracking with systems that share a common database
- Results: Improved scheduling helps control labor costs; payroll staff saves one day of work per pay period
Lake Butler, FL
- Problem: Need for transparency across business lines throughout multiple offices in United States
- Solution: Implemented online staffing solution with centralized data source
- Results: Seamless data integration for increased visibility across all offices
API Healthcare White Papers
Talent Management: Critical to the Healthcare Industry’s Future
Developing and Deploying the Workforce to Meet Dynamic Demands
Organizations are searching for ways to reduce operating costs and boost shrinking profit margins, all while working to improve the overall health of the patients and communities they serve. To be successful, that focus on wellness will need to expand beyond the healthcare consumers to encompass the overall health and well-being of the healthcare workforce.
Ten Strategies for a Proactive Approach to Labor Law Compliance
Avoiding Compliance Mistakes that Lead to Costly Penalties and
Class Action Lawsuits
In recent years healthcare provider organizations, including hospitals and long term care facilities, have come under increased scrutiny by the Federal government and class action law firms seeking plaintiffs for wage and hour class actions against their employers. Not wanting to be left out of this mix, class action plaintiff’s attorneys have also focused their attention on the healthcare industry.
Workforce Management Strategies Before, During and After a Merger or Acquisition
Tips for Ensuring a Successful Go-Forward Strategy
Healthcare reform is providing a catalyst for healthcare consolidation, driving up the number of attempted and finalized hospital mergers and acquisitions in recent years. The move towards pay for performance is shifting the focus from delivering care to improving health. Instead of being reimbursed for procedures, pay is based on outcomes. As the industry changes, healthcare leaders are finding new ways to achieve efficiencies that elevate both care and productivity through mergers and acquisitions.
Achieving Quality of Care
Technology Breakthroughs Turn Theory into Action
A recent HealthLeaders survey shows that the top concerns for nursing executives are patient satisfaction/patient experience, quality of care and patient safety, and controlling costs.1 The quality and skill mix of the direct care staff and the deployment of those caregivers are critical to addressing these top concerns. It makes sense then that healthcare providers are focused on optimizing their labor resources through the use of staffing best practices.
But, optimal staffing – staffing that achieves high quality outcomes while still controlling labor costs – is still one of the biggest challenges faced by healthcare providers.
Working with a Healthcare-Exclusive Vendor
Does it Really Make a Difference?
Healthcare reform, meaningful use, EHRs…the changes happening in the healthcare industry are broad and far-reaching. It’s easy to see that healthcare is a dynamic industry unlike any other, and optimizing labor resources within the healthcare environment is especially complex. Within the 24/7/365 operation of healthcare providers, the pay rules, scheduling policies and educational requirements are much more complicated for healthcare associates than other industries. In spite of the complexity, making data-driven staffing and human resource decisions is critical to a healthcare provider’s ability to deliver high quality patient care while managing labor costs. Your workforce management solutions need to provide the information you need to make strategic, timely decisions regarding human capital optimization at your organization. That’s why it’s critical to work with a vendor that truly understands the intricacies of the healthcare workforce; solutions that work for other industries are not enough to meet the more complex and diverse needs of healthcare.
The Emergence of the Electronic Employee Record
Optimizing Your Workforce to Cut Costs and Improve Patient Outcomes
Balancing high quality patient care with the financial realities of healthcare through workforce optimization is an emerging strategy for healthcare providers. This new strategy surrounding workforce management provides a complete electronic employee record, where all employee information can be stored, managed and maintained in a single, fully integrated suite of solutions. With an electronic employee record, organizations know exactly what labor resources are available and the best way to utilize that resource pool. Learn how your organization can benefit from a fully integrated electronic employee record.
Talent Optimization: The Key to Making Healthcare Reform Work for Hospitals
Understanding Why and How to Make the Dynamic Nursing Workforce a Priority
ACCESS FOR ALL, BUT WHAT ABOUT QUALITY AND COST?
Healthcare reform, whether as a concept, a campaign promise or policy proposal, has been part of public discussion since the early 1990’s. After more than 15 years, that concept is now moving toward a reality. It dominated the news cycle for months, focusing mainly on the impact to the average American, specifically those without health insurance. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that under the current legislation, 32 million more people will have health insurance, resulting in coverage for 95 percent of those legally residing in the United States [i]. Prior to the passage of H.R. 3590, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the companion bill, H.R. 4872, The Healthcare and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010, coverage saturation was around 83% [ii].