What Is Driving the Growing Demand For Consulting in Hospital Staffing, Scheduling, and Productivity?


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Abstract

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYProductivity improvement has been influenced by crises such as the initiation of diagnosis-related groups, the Balanced Budget Act, and now health care reform.A key element in successfully improving labor efficiency and productivity lies in developing relationships inside the organization.Essential to productivity improvement work is accurate, reliable information.Collaborating across departments and disciplines can greatly enhance the productivity efforts of staff.It is important to remember culture of the organization often drives the best approach and determines if the changes are sustainable.Only through deep learning and listening can the consultant or leader design the approach that will be successful for a given organization.

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