Looking beyond acuity: How intelligent automation can improve daily staffing practices

Monday, June 21st, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

For years, nursing leaders have looked to acuity-based staffing as the solution to their staffing issues. While acuity can be a determinant in how staff is distributed, there are many other variables that need to be considered when developing an effective staffing plan each day. Variables such as critical ratio variances, unit workload, planned discharges, predicted census, staff availability and constraints all play major roles in staffing decisions. As patient care needs are fluid and vary among hospitals, nursing units, and shifts, an enterprise-focused staffing approach is essential to effectively meet patients' ever-changing needs. This is where intelligent automation can help.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The benefits and challenges associated with acuity-based staffing
  • How a more holistic, enterprise-focused approach to staffing can transform your daily staffing practices
  • How hospitals across the country are improving patient care and staff satisfaction by better managing their most valuable resources



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Suellyn Ellerbe, RN, MN, NEA-BC

Senior Healthcare Executive, Consultant and Educator

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Bryan Dickerson

Senior Director, Healthcare Workforce Solutions - Hospital IQ