Most Effective Workforce Management Initiatives

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

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.