July 10, 2018 – Hospital and health system consolidation continues to be bustling business. Healthcare organizations across the country are coming together for a variety of reasons, such as to improve efficiency and expand access to care.
Consolidation of health systems is made up of many moving parts and can be shrouded in a lack of clarity if priorities are not set and communicated. When combining multiple facilities, it is an opportune time to transition from a silo approach to workforce management to one in which processes are streamlined and applied at the enterprise level.
While many aspects of the new venture may not change, such as quality of care, work processes such as staffing and scheduling may vary significantly between each hospital, or even unit to unit. This necessitates alignment of policies to ensure the consolidation achieves the desired results.
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