Focus on cost savings and quality improvements drives utilization of integrated workforce technologies
HARTFORD, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- API Healthcare, the leader in healthcare specific workforce management technology, today announced a steadily growing trend for health systems to take a proactive approach to managing their labor resources. Integrated workforce management solutions are crucial to this strategy. Twenty hospitals have recently gone live with API Healthcare’s solutions, and they are relying on the integrated workforce platform to maximize productivity and improve the quality of patient care. Some of these clients include:
- Ellis Hospital
- Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center
- Rockingham Memorial Hospital
- Sentara Healthcare
- The University of Arizona Medical Center
“Multi-solution implementations, where our clients have a strategic corporate initiative in place to track, manage and optimize their entire workforce, now make up 85 percent of our go-lives,” said J.P. Fingado, president and chief executive officer, API Healthcare. “As hospitals achieve meaningful use, they are quickly shifting their efforts to make broad workforce management technology a top priority. They need the ability to link their labor and staffing decisions to clinical and financial outcomes through the use of comprehensive workforce analytics.”
API Healthcare’s integrated workforce management solutions enable data-driven staffing and productivity decisions. By integrating time and attendance, staffing and patient classification, human resources and payroll solutions, labor costs decrease and quality of care improves.
“Our goal is to use real-time information to reduce labor expenses by minimizing overtime and optimizing the use of agency labor. To help achieve that goal, we’ve added the API Healthcare Staffing and Scheduling Solution to our API Healthcare Time and Attendance Solution,” said Joe Beahm, financial and administrative systems manager, Rockingham Memorial Hospital. “API Healthcare’s expertise within the healthcare industry has made them a great partner for us and helped us to achieve an on-time, on-budget implementation.”
“We implemented API Healthcare’s Patient Classification Solution to enable us to improve the process of evaluating our patient care needs and making patient assignments,” said Jo Anne Kane, RN, MS, manager, nursing informatics, The University of Arizona Medical Center. “With a clearer picture of our current patient population, we can make sure that patient assignments are equitable for the nurses while meeting the needs of the patients. When workloads are more balanced, both patients and staff are more satisfied.”
ABOUT API HEALTHCARE
API Healthcare (www.apihealthcare.com ) is the largest healthcare-specific vendor of workforce management solutions to the healthcare industry. The company’s staffing and scheduling, patient classification, human resources, recruiting, payroll, time and attendance, business analytics, and staffing agency solutions are used by more than 1,000 hospitals and staffing agencies. Founded in 1982, API Healthcare has been rated by KLAS in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards Report (www.KLASresearch.com) as the top time and attendance provider system for the last ten years (2002-2011). More information can be found at www.apihealthcare.com.
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