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So far Bryan Dickerson has created 7 blog entries.

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 Or figuring out who should be where and who can be moved based on a staffing schedule that was out of date the moment it was posted?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|

Avoiding Nurse Burnout: A Critical Concern for Hospital Leadership

The job of caring for patients at the bedside is arguably the most difficult of any profession. They work long hours and the combination of physical and emotional challenges is unique to this industry. And as a constant eye for detail is critical to patient care, a single mistake caused by being overworked and/or overstressed could have fatal effects. Nurses [...]

By |2020-05-21T20:47:16+00:00February 4th, 2020|

Hospital Highlights: MercyOne Des Moines

MercyOne Des Moines is the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines with over 656 beds, over 34,000 annual patient admissions, and 1,200 nurses. Like many other hospitals, MercyOne Des Moines regularly confronted a recurring nurse staffing challenge: how to allocate the right number of nurses to the right unit to meet actual patient census demand amidst high turnover. This [...]

By |2020-05-21T21:41:07+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

Using Predictive Analytics to Strategically Choose What Day to be Short-Staffed

The ability to choose what day a unit manager is short-staffed may not seem like a good thing, but it actually can be. Given today’s nursing shortages, most healthcare organizations know they are understaffed and are doing their best to recruit and hire. While predictive analytics can help staffing, many leaders in these organizations are skeptical about using it to [...]

By |2020-05-21T21:43:04+00:00November 6th, 2019|

The Confidence that comes with Taking a “Show, Not Just Tell” Approach to Operations Management

Joining Hospital IQ and building closer relationships with our clients has been a very eye-opening and awesome experience for me. Almost 30 years in healthcare workforce management provided me with great experiences, but it had been several years since I had been able to directly help clients in an impactful and gratifying way. Since joining Hospital IQ, having the opportunity [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:45:20+00:00August 6th, 2019|

Lead-Time in Healthcare Delivery

Most businesses have lead-time to plan and deliver their work products. Take the manufacturing industry, for example. Product delivery times are adjusted based on inventory on hand, time to manufacture, and the cost to scale up production to meet the client’s desired schedule. If the delivery schedule is not possible, negotiations ensue to ship partial orders, adjust the ship date [...]

By |2020-03-30T18:51:21+00:00November 6th, 2018|