The Challenges and Opportunities in Managing Clinical Workforce and Patient Throughput

Thursday, March 25
11:15am12:15pm CDT

Presented By

Bill Orrell, RN

Managing Director
BRG

Terri Marshall

Associate Director
BRG

Kim Richard

Former Chief Nursing Officer/Vice President
Patient Care Services Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
About the Session

Join this concurrent session for an overview of health system patient throughput, including key data elements required to measure success. We will discuss leading practices in managing length of stay, including a multi-disciplinary approach to reducing excess patient days, a data-driven approach to identify patients at risk for long length of stay, the role of physician advisors, management of short-stay patients and how to address common barriers to discharge. Designing a variable clinical workforce begins with an outline of a data-driven approach to match core staffing to patient volumes and an overview of nursing productivity. We will discuss tools and techniques to determine unit-based staffing needs and appropriate mix of full-time, part-time and per diem staff along with an understanding of the data needed to populate a variable, supplemental (float) pool to support health system staffing needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify leading practice techniques to reducing patient length of stay.
  • Identify leading practice and emerging tools and techniques to manage workforce-related operating expense.

This session qualifies for 1.0 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit. Attendees must participate during the scheduled time to earn ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit.