SGP Hosts Overtime Effects Webinar for API Healthcare

More Than 100 Connect to Learn About the Quantified Impact of Overtime on Hospital Costs, Safety, Patient Satisfaction and Medical Errors

Baltimore, MD – April 9, 2015 · Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a Baltimore-based healthcare consulting, technology, and marketing firm today announced that Consulting GM Patrick Ball hosted a webinar on Wednesday, March 25th as part of API Healthcare’s “Healthcare In The Know” series.

Entitled How Overtime May Be Harming Your Business and Your Patients, Mr. Ball’s presentation discussed the compounding effects of too much overtime in the hospital setting and explained how controlling overtime creates a safer and financially sustainable hospital.

Mr. Ball offered a broad view of staffing overtime and the challenges it presents to the healthcare industry by sharing details on the pervasiveness of clinical staffing overtime in hospitals, the associated cost implications, and the value proper oversight can drive. Potential savings include costs associated with a potential reduction in employee injuries, turnover, medical errors, overtime, and an increase in patient satisfaction.

“I appreciate the invitation from API Healthcare to share our knowledge on the topic of staffing overtime and its far reaching impact on hospitals,” Mr. Ball said. “I know that many of the participants on the webinar hold administrative and executive level management positions with healthcare organizations around the country. I hope that in enlightening them about this topic, they are better able to consider their own practices and make positive strategic improvements.” 

According to API Healthcare, “Healthcare In the Know” is a “community promoting excellence in healthcare staffing and workforce management through sharing research, information, evidence, and experience.” This is an online community that includes webinars, a blog, and open access for sharing staffing insights.

Webinar presentation slides for “How Overtime May Be Harming Your Business and Your Patients,” are available below:


About API Healthcare

API Healthcare, a GE Healthcare company, provides innovative workforce management solutions for the entire healthcare continuum. We believe that linking clinical outcomes with financial results is the best way to improve performance, and our solutions empower our clients to realize the benefits of high quality, cost-effective care.

About Sage Growth Partners

Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a healthcare strategy, technology, and marketing firm, provides insight, advice and multi-disciplined execution to growth-minded health care organizations nationally, including hospitals, health systems, physicians groups, insurers, trade associations, and academic institutions. With deep roots in the business of health care, SGP delivers results to difficult industry and organizational challenges.

Founded in 2005, SGP is located in Baltimore, MD and serves clients such as GE Healthcare, Boston Scientific, SAS, Stericycle, Availity, and HeartFlow.

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