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With all of the chaos, uncertainty and change in the healthcare industry, you need your workforce management strategy to be a stabilizing force. By focusing on developing a workforce management strategy that impacts staff engagement, quality of care, and labor cost containment, you build organizational resilience.
In today’s volatile and dynamic conditions, managing premium labor costs without having a negative impact on the quality of patient care is top of mind for healthcare executives. Yet, many health systems are missing out on an opportunity to make some relatively easy process and policy adjustments that could save them hundreds of thousands of dollars annually - without harming the quality of care.
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As health systems navigate COVID-19 and the ongoing challenges caused by the pandemic, it’s clear that decisions related to their workforce are a critical part of their crisis response. Whether those decisions are about determining how to staff for a surge of critically ill patients or how to protect the bottom line after the cancellation of weeks of elective procedures, these decisions are high stakes and have an enormous impact on the entire organization.
Pandemic or not, nurses can feel overwhelmed by the demands of their job at times. When those feelings remain unrecognized and untreated, it can lead to nurse burnout. Even before the coronavirus crisis, nurse burnout was gaining more attention, and many healthcare organizations were already taking steps to address the issue. Now, with the extra burden of the pandemic upon them, it’s even more critical for healthcare leaders to be proactive in recognizing nurse burnout and providing resources for their staff to overcome it.