The trend is clear – more and more care is taking place in outpatient settings, and outpatient volume is projected to grow 17% over the next several years.1 With value-based care here to stay, non-acute practices will play an increasingly important role in delivering quality, cost-effective care.
To manage surging volume and keep costs low, non-acute practices need to maximize employee productivity – that is, optimize staff schedules so quality care is never compromised and is always cost-efficient. Well-scheduled staff means no one is over- or under-worked, and everyone is engaged in delivering quality care. It means lower turnover rates and more consistent care, and that your workforce is your competitive advantage.
Kronos® non-acute practices workforce management solution provides you with the tools you need for:
- Scheduling physician coverage: Ensure the effective and equitable deployment of physicians and other clinician providers – your group, your rules, to build your schedules
- Increasing operational efficiencies: Enforce absence and leave policies, protect payroll from unearned benefits, and rely on real-time data to take timely corrective action as needed
- Recruiting and retaining a quality workforce: Provide easy and intuitive self-service options for staff, empowering employees with real-time access to their work data – plus, automate processes like benefits administration, performance reviews, and compensation management
- Minimizing compliance risk: Automate your workforce management processes to ensure labor regulations and important policies are consistently enforced across your organization, helping maintain ACA compliance
1Bob Hogan, 7 Forecasts on Hospital Inpatient, Outpatient Volumes, Becker's Hospital Review (June 14, 2013), found at http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/7-forecasts-on-hospital-inpatient-outpatient-volumes.html