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One Key Management Change to Help Fight Nurse Fatigue

Posted by Neil Shah on Jul 18, 2017 10:30:00 AM

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When it comes to job satisfaction, nursing maintains an impressive rate of professionals pleased with their career choice (93% according to the recent Employee Engagement in Nursing survey conducted by Kronos Incorporated). It's easy to understand why healthcare instills a sense of value and purpose in one's work — helping people stay healthy is rewarding. Unfortunately, the profession also comes with a quiet occupational hazard that threatens performance and well-being, and it will continue to put hospitals and our healthcare providers at risk if unaddressed.

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Topics: Healthcare, Workforce Management

Case Study: How to Plan for Workforce Management - Pilot Program Success

Posted by Neil Shah on Apr 4, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Photo: Vi Living

Whether your business is testing a workforce management replacement or adding to an existing one, a pilot program is an excellent way to optimize a configuration to meet your needs. Ultimately, a pilot program should help iron out any kinks in a chosen solution before scaling, but there are a couple key things to keep in mind that should help guide early program decisions.

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Topics: Healthcare, Workforce Management, Kronos Workforce Central, Kronos Cloud

Our Key Takeaways from HIMSS16

Posted by Neil Shah on Mar 16, 2016 9:30:14 AM

Now that our team is back and recovered from Las Vegas, we wanted to recap some of the great experiences we had at HIMSS16! This is the second time The WFC Group has attended HIMSS (last year was in our hometown of Chicago – you can see what we did here). What were we up to this year and what did we take away from this conference?

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Topics: Healthcare, HIMSS

What’s Trending in Healthcare Workforce Management for 2016?

Posted by Neil Shah on Feb 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM

With a little less than three weeks until HIMSS16 in Las Vegas, we’re thinking about the topics in healthcare workforce management that will be on attendees’ radars as they peruse the expo floor (see what we’ll be up to here). What do our healthcare experts here at The WFC Group think will be the hot topics during HIMSS16 and in 2016 in general?

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Topics: Healthcare, HIMSS

The Future of the Connected Healthcare System: Technology to Drive Efficient Delivery

Posted by Neil Shah on Mar 20, 2015 8:58:00 AM

 

With HIMSS fast approaching April 12-16 in our hometown of Chicago, the focus of this post seems fitting. What is the future of the connected healthcare system? Of course, the patient outcome will always be the number one priority of any healthcare organization. There are a number of ways to improve that patient outcome though, including utilizing healthcare technology to facilitate the sharing of information within a healthcare system. Surprisingly, most hospitals are lagging in adopting technology to connect their workplace, which once implemented will ultimately save the healthcare organization time and money.

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Topics: Healthcare, HIMSS

Get The Right Staffing Mix With a Workforce Scheduler

Posted by Neil Shah on Jul 8, 2014 8:32:00 AM

What is a Workforce Scheduler?

A Workforce Scheduler is an automated labor scheduling solution that can create schedules with an extremely accurate staffing mix automatically. It factors in such things as anticipated demand as well as company scheduling policies. When set up properly, it is a tool that can save you an incredible amount of time and money, while also being much more accurate and concise than paper schedules or other methods ever could. Here are some of the benefits we’ve seen from the companies we work with:

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Topics: Kronos, Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare

4 Healthcare Workforce Trends to Watch Before 2015

Posted by Neil Shah on Feb 24, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Amidst all of the turmoil over public policy in the last few years - from minimum wage laws, to foreign policy - no industry is under as much speculation as health care.

What will be the ultimate consequences of Obamacare?

Will health care costs rise?

Will we reach a point where there is more demand for health care than supply?

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Topics: Healthcare

Why Your Healthcare Organization Needs Self-Scheduling

Posted by Neil Shah on Feb 3, 2014 7:57:00 AM

24x7x365 days per year.

That’s the amount of time health care managers need to keep track of. The Hospital is always open, and with it, the staff must be scheduled. Managing the workforce in this situation manually is both difficult and incredibly time consuming.

The manager needs to juggle all of these balls simultaneously to create an effective schedule:

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Topics: Healthcare