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Staffing Agencies

Staffing Agencies

We’re taking the lead on the current topics and relevant issues impacting the healthcare community today. Browse through our case studies and white papers for our take on the trends and issues impacting the entire continuum of care.

Case Studies

AHS PharmStat
Edmond, Oklahoma

  • 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

Anderson Regional Medical Center
Meridian, Mississippi

  • Problem: Financial constraints and the acquisition of a facility
  • Solution: Healthcare Workforce Information Exchange (HwIE) comprised Staffing and Scheduling, Time and Attendance, Human Resources and Payroll, and Business Analytics
  • Results: Cost savings over $2.5 million over an 8 month period compared to that same period the prior year

Baylor Scott & White Health
Central Texas

  • Problem: The need to share resources across the enterprise, have control over costs and maintain employee engagement. A quick implementation timeframe was also crucial.
  • Solution: API Healthcare’s web-based staffing and scheduling solution provides a holistic view of the entire workforce.
  • Results: Reduced premium labor costs, increased employee engagement, improved productivity

Bloomington Hospital
Bloomington, Indiana

  • 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
Milwaukee, 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
Douglas, Georgia

  • Problem: Outdated software, duplicate data entry, lack of systems integration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
Brewer, Maine

  • 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

Ellis Medicine
Schenectady County, New York

  • Problem: Consolidation of three hospitals into a single entity
  • Solution: Real-time data information from the Healthcare Workforce Information Exchange (HwIE) through integration with Human Resources and Payroll, Staffing and Scheduling, and Time and Attendance
  • Results: Strong corporate culture and a reduction in overtime expenses resulting in a savings of almost $2 million

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
Waycross, Georgia

  • 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

Suwannee Medical
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

Workforce Management Best Practices

Healthcare organizations are harnessing workforce data to drive labor cost containment and quality of care initiatives. Learn more about the top five workforce management best practices as revealed in a survey conducted by Health Leaders.

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Deployment Options White Paper

Many organizations are turning to automated staffing and scheduling technology as a means to better utilize their workforce, and to thus drive down costs. One area of strong interest for implementation of this healthcare technology is cloud computing. This paper discusses the different deployment options available, along with the benefits and what to consider when deciding which option is best for your organization.

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Move from Surviving to Thriving

Uncertainty and fundamental changes in the way healthcare is delivered are prevalent in the healthcare industry. Collectively, hospitals are facing an industry where it is increasingly difficult to survive. As legislative changes have already made an immediate impact on daily operations, the long-term results of a shift in care delivery could make or break many healthcare organizations. Elevate your organization from just surviving, with this three step survival guide on how to optimize your workforce and thrive in today’s uncertain healthcare environment.

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The Top 6 Reasons to Go Enterprise-wide with Automated Staffing and Scheduling

While nurses comprise the biggest part of the healthcare workforce, high overtime and premium labor costs, compliance with union regulations and managing attendance impact the entire enterprise. In fact, some of the best labor-related cost savings come through more efficient use of non-clinical labor – a significant amount in a day and age where every bit of cost savings counts. Can your organization afford to miss out on those savings?

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Three Reasons to Automate Scheduling and Staffing

Despite the importance workforce optimization, many health systems have not yet done a careful examination of their staffing and scheduling policies, processes and procedures. In fact, more than 45% of hospitals in the United States still do employee staffing and scheduling manually. Discover how staffing and scheduling automation can improve employee engagement, patient outcomes and the bottom line.

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The Financial Impact of Acuity-based Staffing – An Executive Priority

In the landscape of healthcare today, it’s not enough to simply find the balance between finances and care quality. Instead, forward-thinking healthcare organizations are embracing strategies that simultaneously improve patient outcomes and the bottom line. Often seen as being responsible for two separate aspects of the health system, now a collaborative relationship between CFOs and CNOs is at the core of a hospital’s success

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The Top Three Benefits of Acuity-based Staffing

Finding ways to maintain and improve the quality of care your organization provides can prove to be a daunting challenge. With legislative changes from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), that demand a higher level of clinical outcomes, along with declines in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, healthcare organizations around the country are looking for more effective ways of providing the highest quality care within a tighter budget.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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