Workforce Management

Maximizing Survey Readiness to Enhance Patient Safety and Positively Impact Reimbursement

By Daria Byrne, Vice President, Clinical and MedSurg Solutions Consulting, Intalere We live in a consumer-driven healthcare society. Outcomes affect reputation and reputation affects the bottom line. Good outcomes depend on processes that are continually assessed and improved. On average, healthcare providers receive government payment of 88 to 90 cents for every dollar spent caring […]

Management’s Role in Improving Quality and Producing Safer Outcomes in Healthcare

By Shon Wettstein, Vice President, Business Development, and Stephanie Dorwart, CEO, Altius Healthcare Consulting  With today’s advanced technologies, healthcare providers have saved more lives than ever thought possible. Miracles are happening every day. State-of-the-art equipment currently available certainly plays a role, but these miracles are due mainly to the outstanding teams of medical professionals who […]

Ten Steps to Labor Productivity

  By Tom O’Bannon, Senior Director, Executive Resources Specialist and Stephanie Dorwart, CEO, Altius Healthcare Consulting Group (Adapted based on information from Altius Healthcare Consulting Group) Improving labor productivity within hospitals and healthcare systems has become a core element that compels organizations to seek new approaches to working more efficiently. In order to gain control […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Somerset Hospital – Enjoying Continued Success through Sustainable Labor Management Enhancements

ISSUE Shifting reimbursement practices, decreasing financial margins and the rise in competition from nearby hospitals created challenges for Somerset Hospital. The Executive Leadership Team sought a proactive approach to controlling costs and ensuring future sustainability. SOLUTION Somerset Hospital implemented a customized, three-component process with practical and sustainable financial improvements to address existing financial and operational […]

Intalere Member Best Practice Spotlight – Highlands Hospital – Acuity Adaptable Bed Universal Care Model

Highlands Hospital trimmed FTE’s and saved more than $500,000 through their Acuity Adaptable Model. Issue Highlands Hospital was experiencing wide swings in the census on the dedicated ICU unit. Staffing was constantly being called in or called off which often resulted in overtime and unhappy staff. Consistently, the nurse-to-patient ratio in the ICU was too […]

The Five Building Blocks of a Successful Workforce Program – Part 2

by Marshall Busko, Senior Director, Information Technology Solutions, Intalere In last week’s post, we examined two important components of a successful workforce program – operational excellence and driving employee engagement.  This week we’ll examine three more. Highly Effective Recruiting According to Kenneth Cohen, Ph.D., president and CEO of evidence-based executive search and leadership assessment firm […]

The Five Building Blocks of a Successful Workforce Program – Part 1

by Marshall Busko, Senior Director, Information Technology Solutions, Intalere Workforce management encompasses a wide variety of components that need to work together for success – from the operations side of reducing and controlling labor cost to creating a high performance workforce, to the tactics of effective hiring. There are five vital components of a successful […]