Don’t Leave Valuable Staffing Resources Underutilized In a Crisis

Health systems across the country are still experiencing significant effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. Ongoing patient surges coupled with staff burnout and turnover are adding to the long-existing healthcare staffing crisis. Just like during the height of the pandemic, every available staffing resource is incredibly valuable. Yet we’ve found that many health systems are inadvertently underutilizing some of their own [...]

By |2021-11-15T14:30:28+00:00November 15th, 2021|

The Cost of Caring: A Nurse’s Perspective

The long-discussed nursing shortage has been accelerated. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the need for 1.1 million new RNs for expansion and replacement of retirees by 2022. Compound that with more nurses than ever before leaving the profession for other industries, a shortage of nursing educators to teach and inspire the next generation of nurses, along with limited [...]

By |2021-11-08T21:09:17+00:00November 8th, 2021|

5 Reasons to Embrace AI-Enabled Hospital Operations Management in Your Magnet Recognition Program Journey

As the 2021 ANCC National Magnet Conference approaches, I’ve been thinking about how technology can support successful nursing practices and contribute to job satisfaction for nurses. This is not much of a surprise given my background as an RN and my current role as Director of Clinical Solutions at Hospital IQ. Knowing that more than 9,000 nurses and nursing executives [...]

By |2021-11-01T13:46:20+00:00November 1st, 2021|

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|

Nursing and Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

As we honor and appreciate nurses during Nurses Month, the celebratory spirit of the event is balanced with concerns about how to keep nurses at the bedside as nursing shortages continue to be a challenge. While healthcare systems recognize that increasing staff satisfaction and improved patient turnover need to be priorities, taking action can be tricky. Between the COVID response [...]

By |2022-01-12T19:40:06+00:00May 11th, 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|
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