Healthcare organizations control labor costs while meeting increased patient demand
(HARTFORD, Wisc.)—December 9, 2013—API Healthcare, architect of the revolutionary Healthcare Workforce Information Exchange (HwIE), today announced that more than 250 hospitals and other healthcare providers have chosen API Healthcare ShiftSelect to power their staffing and scheduling processes. A web-based, staff scheduling solution, API Healthcare ShiftSelect is a popular choice with hospitals facing tighter operating budgets, high demand on informational technology staff and simultaneously managing steadily increasing patient demand for quality care services.
As labor costs continue to rise and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) brings millions of newly insured individuals into the market, hospitals and health systems are focusing on organizational priorities tied to workforce management. Strategic workforce deployment strategies supported by web-based staffing and scheduling tools, such as API Healthcare ShiftSelect, provide healthcare organizations with an affordable way to meet fiscal demands and improve employee engagement.
“Ensuring our employees are engaged participants in the scheduling process is very important to us,” said Kelly Jenkins, MSN, RN, NE-BC, director of patient care services, Community United Methodist Hospital. “API Healthcare provided us the most user friendly solution which also happens to integrate with several of our other third-party workforce management tools. This allows us to streamline entire processes without having to worry about issues related to interoperability between vendors and solutions.”
“API Healthcare ShiftSelect clients have complete transparency into current staffing and future scheduling needs, so their organizations can make more cost-effective staffing decisions ,” said J.P. Fingado, president and chief executive officer, API Healthcare. “A SaaS-based service, such as API Healthcare ShiftSelect, provides a financial benefit because there is no upfront capital expense. The implementation is simple, requiring little to no internal IT support, enabling health systems to quickly respond to the increasing challenge of keeping operating expenses under control. ”
“We chose to work with API Healthcare because their healthcare-focused solutions addressed the issues that were preventing us from operating in the most cost-effective and efficient way,” said Sue Ohlson, chief nursing officer at Wahiawa General Hospital. “We had been running a paper-based system that was a source of staff dissatisfaction and couldn’t give us the control we needed. API Healthcare’s web-based scheduling technology allowed us to streamline our processes, engage staff in a transparent system, and gain the data needed to make proactive staffing decisions.”
Some of API Healthcare’s other ShiftSelect clients include NorthCrest Medical Center, Citrus Memorial Health System, Mercy Medical Center, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Maury Regional Medical Center.
About API Healthcare
API Healthcare (www.apihealthcare.com) the largest healthcare-specific vendor focused on workforce management solutions, is also the architect of the Healthcare Workforce Information Exchange (HwIE); a revolutionary solution that facilitates the sharing of workforce data across the entire continuum of care. Driven by the mission to elevate quality and performance across the healthcare community through innovative workforce solutions and services, API Healthcare has been dedicated to the healthcare industry for more than 30 years. The company’s staffing and scheduling, patient classification, human resources, talent management, payroll, time and attendance, business analytics, and staffing agency solutions are used by more than 1,600 hospitals and staffing agencies. Founded in 1982, API Healthcare has been rated by KLAS in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards Report (www.KLASresearch.com) as the top time and attendance provider system for the last 11 years (2002-2012) and the top staffing and scheduling solution in 2012.
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