In recent years, healthcare institutions have been facing a significant workforce crisis, and this problem is getting worse as populations age: simultaneously healthcare needs increase and the demand for healthcare professionals outstrips supply.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that an additional 18 million health workers will be needed to meet demand by 2030, particularly in countries with fewer resources.
To address this crisis, innovative solutions are needed, and technology and digital tools, including Workforce Management (WFM) can play a key role in transforming the healthcare workforce.
Digital tools allow focus on learning
Digital tools can also help address the shortage of healthcare professionals by enabling current specialists to develop new skills. They can even be used to deliver training on a range of topics, from clinical skills to leadership and management.
Solutions such as WFM tools can also play a key role in addressing issues such as staff shortages, widening access to care, optimizing human resources, and enabling staff to take on new roles. Health safety practice training programs and sessions to keep employees up to date on the latest information and best practices are just a few examples.
SISQUAL® WFM helps to optimize resources
Workforce management tools, such as SISQUAL® WFM, can help healthcare providers avoid workforce shortages. The shortage of professionals is a significant problem in the sector and by automating processes, such as “worked time”, institutions can reduce the administrative burden on their staff, ensuring they work efficiently.
There are several advantages to adopting WFM:
Data analysis and forecasting (SISQUAL® Forecast): WFM tools can help collect, analyze, and forecast relevant data such as admission rates, discharges, appointment volume, and number of patients on hold, among others. This can help manage needs more efficiently, ensuring resources are available when needed.
Automating work schedules (SISQUAL® Auto-Scheduling): WFM solutions help managers create efficient work schedules, taking into account staff skills and availability, as well as staffing needs at different locations. This process makes it possible to ensure that there are enough professionals to deal with the increased need for specialists during urgency peaks.
Choose Shifts (SISQUAL® Open Shifts) – SISQUAL® WFM allows hospitals and clinics to make open schedules available to employees so that they have the freedom to choose the one that is most convenient for them. This solution reduces labor shortages among healthcare providers and allows for improved care by ensuring there are enough professionals available to care for patients.
These are just a few examples of how digital and WFM tools can assist in managing healthcare professional shortages. The international health workforce shortage crisis is a significant challenge that requires innovative solutions. That said, SISQUAL® WFM will attend Hospitalar 2023, the largest health event in Brazil, and HIMSS 23 Lisbon one of the main European health congresses, where it will present its solution and explain how technology and WFM tools can play a key role in resource management in the healthcare sector.
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