It’s time for data-driven, patient-centered workforce management

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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.

Takeaways:

  • 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.

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