10 Best Practices for Time & Attendance Professionals

Labor can be the largest cost in many organizations, presenting a variety of challenges in remaining compliant with internal policies and regulatory requirements.  The Labor Management Institute has published a whitepaper that identifies 10 time and attendance best practices to help control labor costs and align staffing, while helping to eliminate inefficiencies.  To download the Whitepaper visit the Workforce Educational Organization website at www.weo-cert.org/news-and-announcements/  

LMI Announces Publication of New Study in the Journal of Nursing Management Comparing Staffing Using MN Census, Turnover Adjustment Based on ALOS & ADT Work Intensity

“The Labor Management Institute is delighted to announce the publication of a new article by the Journal of Nursing Management Wiley Online Library titled “Comparison of Nurse Staffing Based on Changes in Unit Level Workload Associated with Patient Churn” by Ronda G. Hughes PhD, MHS, RN, FAAN Associate Professor, Kathleen L. Bobay PhD, RN, NEWA-BC Associate Professor, Nicholas A. Jolly PhD Assistant Professor, ChrysMarie Suby MS, RN President/CEO. The article was first published online: October 11, 2013. (DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12147).

This study compares the staffing implications of using the midnight census, turnover adjustment based on length of stay and the volume of admissions, discharges and transfers. We looked at 160 patient care units from 32 hospitals grouped by intensive care, intermediate care and adult general medical surgical unit types.

We found that the midnight census alone did not address RN workload intensity associated to patient churn using length of stay. On average units staffing varied to their budgets and adjusting for patient churn using the ADT Work Intensity formula best identified the need for increased nurse staffing across all units and shifts. The results of this study are important to unit leaders in their daily staffing decision making. If you would like to obtain the abstract or full article please follow the link to the Journal of Nursing Management at the Wiley Online Library.” 

Please Visit http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jonm.12147/abstract to view the full article.

 

Labor Management Institute Provides Articles in the HFMA "Healthcare Cost Containment" Newsletter, December 2009

ChrysMarieSuby, President/CEO of the Labor Management Institute has provided articles in the HFMA “Healthcare Cost Containment” Newsletter, December 2009.  To view the article you must be a Healthcare Cost Containment subscriber.
Please visit http://www.hfma.org/publications/healthcarecost/default.htm to become a subscriber and view the article.

Now Available for Download
“Nurse Manager Span of Control and Effectiveness Study” by Dr. Chris Meade. 
Click here to view the full report

Labor Management Institute Provides Articles in the HFMA “Business of Caring” Newsletter, Fall Edition, October 15, 2009.

ChrysMarieSuby, President/CEO of the Labor Management Institute has provided 3 articles in the HFMA “Business of Caring” Newsletter, Fall edition, pages 10-13.  The articles are titled: “Benchmarking Labor Data”, “Productivity Terms, and “Matching Caregiver Ratios and Hours of Care to Work Intensity/Acuity”.
Please visit www.hfma.org/boc to download the newsletter.

 

May 15, 2009

“Indirect Care: The Measure of How We Support Our Staff” published in the Creative Nursing Journal.

ChrysMarieSuby, President/CEO of the Labor Management Institute published the article“Indirect Care: The Measure of How We Support Our Staff” in Volume 15, Number 2; pages 98-103.
Please visit www.springerpub.com/cn to order the journal.