With healthcare undergoing enormous changes, hospitals and other providers must continually focus on hiring and retaining quality workers and implementing the most efficient business practices possible to stay in the black. Workforce management applies tools such as workflow management, scheduling, and other administrative tasks associated with labor and employment to keep healthcare providers profitable.
Workforce management also tackles another issue facing healthcare: that it is profitable partly because the demand is so high. Workforce Management tools help address the supply deficit of healthcare workers in relation to an worldwide population that is experiencing an increasing demand for healthcare.
Programs for this purpose provide workforce decision support by analyzing operational data. Looking at many factors ranging from the type of people the hospital most often treats to the billing and outcome notes on patients, providers can use workforce management technology to optimize their labor.updated October 30, 2012