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So far Bryan Dickerson has created 15 blog entries.

Understanding Centralized Staffing and How to Use It Effectively

The aftermath of COVID has created the perfect storm in healthcare staffing that is continuing to expose the shortcomings of staffing in a non-centralized environment. When COVID first hit, organizations saw higher volumes in critical care. Since elective surgeries were paused and people avoided healthcare as much as possible, the challenge was understanding how to supplement critical care units with [...]

By |2021-08-23T15:41:27+00:00August 23rd, 2021|

Make Proactive Medical Staffing Decisions with Predictive Analytics

How are staffing decisions made in your health system? Proactively or reactively? Data-driven or gut feelings? Calmly and confidently or hair on fire? Predictive analytics for medical staffing makes decision-making easy Your workforce is your most valuable asset, and it’s under threat from nursing shortages, burnout and turnover. Yet, many health systems are still using outdated staffing strategies and old [...]

By |2022-01-12T14:52:11+00:00June 23rd, 2021|

How Improving Employee Engagement Improves Patient Care

Several years ago, a book about healthcare leadership hit the New York Times Bestseller List. The title of the book grabbed attention and made people stop and think. The name of the book: Patients Come Second. Almost anyone who works in healthcare will agree that patient care is at the heart of healthcare. Patients are at the center of everything [...]

By |2022-01-13T17:25:12+00:00May 19th, 2021|

How to Fix Short Staffing in Nursing – 3 Most Common Mistakes

Even before COVID-19 swept across the country, short staffing in nursing was plaguing health systems. Results from a pre-pandemic 2020 study show that the nurse vacancy rate in the United States is 9% and rising and average turnover of bedside nurses is 17%. As the nursing workforce shrinks, the demands on the healthcare industry are rising. If we stay on [...]

By |2022-01-12T15:12:04+00:00April 28th, 2021|

Three Ways Healthcare Staffing Technologies Improve Workflow

You’ve probably heard of meal planning, where you choose what meals you’ll be eating for the week and then do as much meal prep as possible hours or even days before you plan to serve the meal. With the shopping and chopping done in advance, dinner makes it to the table quickly and easily. Meal planning saves you money on [...]

By |2022-01-12T15:12:37+00:00April 13th, 2021|

How to Solve Understaffing in Hospitals with Automation

The COVID-19 pandemic caused health systems across the country to rely on crisis-staffing measures to combat staff shortages in healthcare. Nursing leaders and staffing coordinators used new strategies to align staffing to patient needs based on the staffing resources available. While not optimal as a long-term solutions, many of the lessons learned during the pandemic from staffing crisis andCNA shortages [...]

By |2022-01-13T17:01:45+00:00March 18th, 2021|

Manage Overtime Costs in Healthcare with Predictive Staffing

Staffing is a complex, crucial, ongoing process within a health system, impacting staff, patients, and the bottom line. Yet this critical component of hospital operations often uses inefficient processes, some of which are nearly thirty years old. As a result, staff schedules often do not account for actual demand, creating a last-minute “staffing scramble” to ensure suitable coverage and an [...]

By |2022-01-13T18:58:43+00:00March 10th, 2021|

Now is the Time for Innovation: Optimizing Hospital Staffing During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a dilemma for most healthcare organizations in which expenses are skyrocketing while revenues are falling. Hospital leaders have clamped down on spending in a way that has never been seen, while IT resources are constantly strained due to ever-changing government reporting requirements. But now is the time for innovation, by optimizing your hospital staffing operations you can gain visibility, transparency, and trust and emerge from COVID-19 more efficient and effective than ever before.

By |2020-11-03T18:55:06+00:00November 3rd, 2020|

Taking The Pain Out Of Off-Hours Staffing Adjustments

Staffing in healthcare presents around-the-clock challenges as the needs of the patient population constantly change. Nursing and Staffing managers are constantly pulled into the latest crisis during their shifts, and unfortunately those problems don’t end when they go home. If a staffing emergency arises when a manager isn’t on duty, in most cases determining the correct course of action requires [...]

By |2020-08-18T14:04:26+00:00August 18th, 2020|

True Staffing Solutions Are Simple and Sustainable

Hospital IQ · Staffing Solutions Are Simple And Sustainable Would you prefer your nursing leaders spend the majority of their workday with their staff and patients? Or figuring out who should be where and who can be moved based on a staffing schedule that was out of date the moment it was posted? Unfortunately, most unit directors and charge nurses [...]

By |2020-07-14T14:33:00+00:00July 14th, 2020|
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