Healthcare organizations, whether academic medical centers or private practices, are currently facing the dual pressures of increasing costs and declining reimbursements. To navigate those hazards, medical directors need data - accurate, timely data - upon which to make solid decisions.
Here are the top 5 business intelligence reports your medical practice needs in order to manage staff as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
1. Assignment Counts
The only way to know if you are utilizing your staff effectively is to see who is assigned to what and when. Your business intelligence system needs to be able to give you filterable metrics that let you see your practice by provider, by role, or any other criteria you require.
2. Schedule View
The last thing any practice manager needs is to dig through a bunch of notes and print-outs to see who is where for the day. A solid workforce analytics software should show you a calendar view of your staff, so you can see at a glance who is where and when.
3. Call Points
Nothing causes more friction than call schedules. A sophisticated healthcare business intelligence software will be able to track stress levels per call shift, so you can compare workloads across providers.
Requests for days off, conferences, specific calls or academic days are a large part of managing healthcare staff. With each provider averaging 50 requests in a year, there is a lot to keep track of. When mix-ups occur, or several providers want the same day off, you will save time and hassle with a business intelligence system that lets you call up your request history.
5. Time Tracking
To rein in staffing costs, you need to be able to see who is going into overtime and who is being underutilized. A business intelligence system that shows you data in real-time allows you to forecast overtime and undertime - so you can keep to your budget.
It's time to review your healthcare business intelligence system.
Make sure you have the data you need to manage your practice efficiently.