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Trends that transform the workforce

October 27, 2016

Alan Bateman, Healthcare Industry Strategy Director

It’s no secret the healthcare workforce landscape is rapidly changing. Labor costs are rising, a shift to value-based payment models are creating a new payer norm, and Millennials are entering the workforce in droves. And even with all of those distractions, hospitals and systems still need to focus on their mission: quality patient care.

That’s where technology comes in. With it, hospitals can improve patient outcomes, increase patient and employee satisfaction and save costs. And I can just hear you asking yourself, “How can technology do all that?”

In this HIMMS Media white paper, you can read about technology’s role in the drive for hospitals to move from an operational workforce management system to one that is strategic. They start by leveraging the right solution, but keep an eye on three key industry trends in making sure it is deployed in a way that maximizes ROI.

  1. The movement toward patient-centered care strategies. Any technology needs to align work assignments with patient needs. No two nursing skill sets are exactly the same, and even patients with the same diagnosis may have drastically different care requirements.
  2. The importance of engaging the right employees. Nurses are in short supply. Turnover is costly. Employers need to find ways to attract and retain the right nurses and one way to do that is to enable flexible scheduling without creating cumbersome paperwork.
  3. The growing importance of business intelligence and analytics. There is no better way to make accurate, timely decisions than having real-time data available, when and where it’s needed.

With labor costs consuming more than 50 percent of a healthcare system’s operating budget, and care staff being a key indicator in your patient satisfaction ratings, careful and sustainable workforce management is a key to organizational survival. Infor Healthcare Workforce Management offers your organization an end-to-end workforce management system that optimizes patient outcomes, improves employee engagement and adds to the bottom line.

Visit our website to learn how Infor Workforce Management can help your healthcare organization optimize patient care.
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