It’s time for data-driven, patient-centered workforce management
Published in American Nurse Today March 2018 Vol. 13 No. 3
By: Karlene M. Kerfoot, PhD, RN, CNAA, FAAN, and Patricia Baran, MBA, RN
How to transform data into effective staffing.
- Many sources of healthcare system data influence staffing outcomes.
- Nurses—especially nurse executives—can help other leaders in their organization understand the impact on financial, operational, and clinical imperatives driven by a data-driven workforce management approach.
- Excellence in staffing begins with information about the patient, which is then integrated with information about nurse competencies and environmental factors.
Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from an upcoming toolkit on workforce management. Watch for more information on a workforce management webinar that’s coming in June.