This article by Christine Silvia appeared first in HFMA Healthcare Cost Containment.  In it, she explains how Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital revamped its workforce management processing, saving more than $10 million in one year. Key to its success was using data to focus on costs, quality and outcomes.

Healthcare Cost Containment at RWJ

Managers use workforce analytics to monitor labor-related data and identify opportunities to manage or reduce payroll costs such as overtime, contract labor usage, and overstaffing.