Since 73 percent of labs are currently understaffed, clinical laboratory professionals are being asked to do more with fewer resources. With the creation of its hc1 Workforce Optimisation solution for labs, which connects timekeeping data with testing data to optimise staffing based on volume by department, hc1, the leader in identifying real-time insights and risk signals in complex laboratory data, aims to lessen that burden.
Workforce Optimisation will offer capabilities for forecasting and recommendations in a nearly turnkey solution to ensure lab departments and teams are adequately staffed based on their expected workload given the high stakes for organisations and the great need for solutions that are aligned with ensuring staffing levels and labour costs are optimised.
Prior to the launch of the general availability in the autumn of 2023, lab leaders have the opportunity to request a demonstration as part of a limited early-adoption opportunity. Although medical and information technologies have historically been fragmented in the lab sector, early adopters will quickly see the advantages of how the converged data sets can help boost staff retention and enhance patient outcomes. Workforce optimisation under hc1 will:
- Enable visibility of key performance indicators that can be viewed organization-wide or filtered by department
- Offer staffing recommendations based on detailed analysis of staffing levels, lab volume, capacity and more
- Provide business insights that show how past optimizations have affected business outcomes
“We know the tighter margins in healthcare due to labour shortages have created an urgent need to optimise staffing and expenses,” said Scott Hudson, senior director of sales and operations management, hc1. The statement “Workforce Optimisation provides a data-driven solution connecting distinct timekeeping data with lab testing data. We are seeking key partners who will play a key role in the development and adoption of this new solution and how its predictive insights can help guide decision making in real-time.”
hc1 Insights (hc1) is the leader in identifying real-time insights from complex laboratory data. hc1 solutions optimize laboratory operations for thousands of locations and inform testing and treatment decisions for millions of patients. Over more than 10 years, flagship hc1 solutions.