Nov. 1, 2017, 08:00 AM
BURLINGTON, Vt. and DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenTempo and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management announced today that they have expanded their partnership as UT Southwestern will implement OpenTempo's Clinical Workforce Analytics solution: OpenTempo Insights™. OpenTempo Insights brings together workforce data from across the healthcare enterprise to inform staffing and capacity management strategies and day-to-day staffing decisions. With OpenTempo Insights, UT Southwestern will leverage clinician productivity and compensation management tools to analyze the utilization, cost, and production of their Anesthesiology and Pain Management team members. Further, UT Southwestern will become an Advisory Customer for OpenTempo, providing strategic guidance and input as OpenTempo evolves its analytics and clinical capacity management platform.
"As the nation's third largest academic anesthesia practice, we have to perform exceptionally today while also evolving our department to anticipate the challenges we expect to face in the future. This means proactively managing our clinical staffing practices ahead of the growing patient care and financial demands we have to meet," said Charles W. Whitten, M.D., Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern. "Better data and predictive analytics will inform how we measure and manage our staff and will help us build on the high levels of quality and efficiency we already achieve."
"We will work with UT Southwestern to support their ability to flex staffing and capacity requirements against expected demand," said Andy Comeau, CEO of OpenTempo. "As financial pressures and clinician shortages impact health systems nationwide, UT Southwestern is ahead of the market in using analytics to proactively balance clinical coverage requirements against cost and productivity. We are grateful to have the opportunity to partner with them and learn with them in that effort."
The leader in clinical capacity and workforce management solutions, OpenTempo provides healthcare organizations with enterprise scheduling and productivity tracking tools, advanced workforce analytics, and supporting services to align their clinical staffing approach with the evolving demand for patient care services. OpenTempo works with health systems and leading academic medical centers nationwide to optimize clinical workforce productivity, improve service line efficiency through better staff scheduling, and increase clinician satisfaction with greater transparency into their work assignments.
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