Good Jobs or Bad Jobs

With great risk, many organizations are choosing a “bad jobs” strategy to address labor costs. Rather than retain experienced staff at higher wages, organizations take steps to encourage the departure of high-paid, experienced nurses to be replaced with less expensive and skilled substitutes.

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Patient Driven Staffing Levels

On average, hospitals devote close to 70 percent of their budget to labor costs. Until robots replace humans in the delivery of patient care, selection of the proper skill mix and number of nurses remains a significant factor that determines cost in provider organizations.

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Square Peg – Round Hole Problem

Rapid adoption of EHRs has been hindered by a variety of factors, including a fragmented marketplace, changing federal incentives, provider uncertainty about the regulatory landscape, and the striking lack of interoperability between systems.

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