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Stay Staffed Technologies
A web-based staffing management software, SmartShift, used to increase efficiency and productivity.
A web-based staffing management software, SmartShift, used to increase efficiency and productivity.
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Healthcare Jobs Continue to Rise in 2015 - It appears that both healthcare workers and their employers are gaining confidence in the industry as well as the larger economy, according to recent trends and surveys. New healthcare jobs continue to rise in 2015 – a trend that began in the fourth quarter of 2014 when the health sector added 127,000 jobs. The fourth quarter of 2014 was the largest quarterly increase in healthcare employment since 1990 breaking a 25 year record, according to Altar...
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Nurse Engagement Leads to Improved Teamwork - With nurses being a vital component of patient outcome, it’s critical that hospital management have an engagement strategy in place for permanent employees. And with 65% of U.S. healthcare employers optimizing their workforce through contract, contingent, and travel nurses, it’s important to set a plan in motion to engage these employees as well. 7.4% of registered nurses are disengaged from their jobs compared to 4.8% for LPNs, 5.8% for PCAs, a...
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Leverage Workforce Data to Optimize Healthcare Staffing - A 2014 survey by HealthLeaders Media reported that the top cost containment strategies for hospitals, physicians groups, and healthcare systems are 1) process improvements, 2) labor productivity, 3) supply chain efficiencies, 4) capacity management, and 5) staff reductions. This isn’t surprising as healthcare staffing is the largest driver of both clinical and financial success. Process improvements were cited by... http://ow.ly/2R1D1L
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Lean Healthcare Management a Better Alternative to Layoffs - Healthcare executives are continually on the lookout for strategies that deliver both cost savings and improved quality of care. Traditionally, staff layoffs were the go-to solution for reducing costs. But recent studies reveal that patient outcomes improve when the nurse-to-patient ratio is low. And under a value-based reimbursement model, it is critical to achieve the desired patient outcome as quickly and w... http://ow.ly/2QENvC
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20 Percent of Nursing Workforce to Retire by 2022 - The U.S. healthcare system is going to have to replace approximately 555,100 nurses through 2022 just to replace nurse attrition, according to estimates from the American Nurses Association. That’s in addition to the 574,400 new nurses that will be required to adequately care for aging boomers and additional patients as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The ANA recommends federal action on a number of fronts includi... http://ow.ly/2QhBfd
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Low-Cost Tips that Boost Engagement of Nursing Staff - Nursing Staff Engagement Key to Retention and Performance Research consistently shows that sustainably engaged employees outperform their non-engaged coworkers. Even a small improvement in productivity can have a positive effect on your organization’s performance and competitiveness. ~ Towers Watson It’s difficult enough to keep employee engagement at high levels during the best of times, let alone in times of massi... http://ow.ly/2Q5X8o
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The Guiding Principles of Healthcare Software Selection - As healthcare reform gears up for change, hospitals are increasing their efforts to simplify and automate business processes through software applications. The problem hospital administration runs into when looking for software solutions is choosing from the thousands of applications that promise you efficiency and cost savings. Not all healthcare software solutions are developed with you in mind; they’re develop... http://ow.ly/2PtmGl
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