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Disrupting Healthcare’s Legacy Approach to Staffing

By Sage Growth | March 31, 2016

How collaborative methodologies can lead to improved outcomes and a healthier bottom line

By Patrick Ball, MBA
Sage Growth Partners

An emerging process is showing great promise in helping to reduce the time and cost associated with scheduling healthcare staff—while driving increased staff and patient satisfaction. Named Collaborative Staffing, this new approach rethinks traditional staffing practices to find new solutions to long-standing problems. Collaborative Staffing helps to drive down costs through better staff utilization, as opposed to staff reduction. By positively impacting turnover, recruitment, and staff engagement, this innovative model ultimately affects patient outcomes and quality


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