Aligning organizational policies with practices are critical if your organization is considering deploying advanced workforce management methodologies.
Standardization of policies and practices wherever possible will result in predictable and sustainable outcomes.
This engagement will identify and help correct the variance between policies and processes as well as standardize business rules across the organization to allow for more predictable results.
The standardization and consistent application of policies can be a transformative process for an organization by uncovering and correcting some fundamental gaps that will provide significant opportunities to improve operations as well as culture.
The Operational Assessment done in tandem with a Workforce Analysis will provide your organization with a clear road map on how to better manage your workforce to demand, have the means to operate in a more sustainable manner, as well as increase fairness to staff.
One of the most effective ways of controlling costs, coordinating care, and ensuring consistent practices across a health system is through the implementation of a centralized resource management center (RMC).
The purpose of a RMC is to serve as a strategic hub, collaborating with clinical leaders to manage employee throughput against patient throughput. In other words, the RMC functions as an administrative support team, freeing managers to focus on patient care and staff mentoring.
Avantas provides outsourced RMC services where we handle the 24x7x365 administration for health systems in addition to consulting engagements and ongoing education to help a health system establish their own internal RMC.
Having contingency resources that can flex up and down with patient demand is a vital resource to have and can ease a lot of strain when it comes to staffing.
Examining staffing metrics and conducting an analysis of staffing demand versus supply to discover an organization’s current labor state will determine the optimal size of core staff and contingency resources needed to handle volume.
Entrusting the right partner to conduct these action steps and build the framework for a resource pool allows the strategy to hit the ground running and provide a quicker ROI for the provider organization.
Outsourcing a resource pool and centralizing the deployment of resources can fully and efficiently leverage this resource.
Labor Standard Development
Avantas’ workforce strategists will partner with clinical managers, directors, and finance to develop staffing matrices based upon your labor hour standards for each area.
This engagement provides an evaluation of your internal department and system benchmarking based on a four-year analysis of performance; translating annual labor productivity standards into daily detailed operational plans, department by department.