How to Use Workforce Planning for Better Patient Coverage & Care

Workforce planning is probably the most important kind of planning you will need to do, as it encompasses or touches on nearly everything happening in your evolving industry. While other industries tout workforce planning, the healthcare industry has challenges that are uniquely difficult. Dealing with patient coverage is elusive. It’s not exactly a predictable consumer model. Throw in qualified staff shortages, burnout and overtime concerns, payroll, budgets, and skill sets— you have a lot of moving parts to account for. However, the very things that make workforce planning challenging are the same reasons you must do it.

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