The Role of Staffing Automation in Reducing Turnover

Kathy Douglas RN, MPH-HA, Chief Clinical Officer with ShiftHound In the constant search for cost savings in healthcare operations, employee turnover is a culprit many would like to address. In acute care, turnover rates run around 20%, in long term care the number jumps to 70%. While opinions on replacement costs vary, between 50% to […]

Zen and the Art of Healthcare Staffing

By Kathy Douglas RN, MPH-HA, Chief Clinical Officer with ShiftHound It wasn’t that long ago that few, if any, could imagine that a telephone would have all the capabilities of today’s Smartphones. Yet here we are talking, texting, taking pictures and videos, watching TV or movies and listening to our favorite music with playlists we create, […]

Too Busy to Do it Right?

By Kathy Douglas RN, MPH-HA, Chief Clinical Officer with ShiftHound Being a manager in healthcare is hard. Along with 24×7 responsibility comes a constant flow of complex situations, unpredictable variables and sorting through the vast array of human needs that comes with people facing compromised health. On top of this are responsibilities for quality, safety, best […]

Overtime Meets its Match in Staffing Automation

Kathy Douglas RN, MPH-HA, Chief Clinical Officer with ShiftHound With so much attention on data strategies, big data, data scientists, data ownership, data centralization, data integration, data mining, data ethics (the list could go on) it can be easy to over look the power in the use of some very simple data sets. One of […]