5 Solutions to Address Strategic Workforce Issues

Learn about 5 solutions for attracting and retaining competent and committed staff that have earned the exclusive AHA Endorsement.

Help your hospital or health system attract and retain competent and committed staff. Look to the following solutions that have earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association (AHA). Hospitals that select a product or service with the AHA Endorsement can be confident it has met the AHA's highest standards.

Allen J. Flood Companies logoAccident Insurance for Volunteers & Student Nurses

Health care organizations need a high-quality and cost-effective option for insuring hospital volunteers and student nurses who are injured while performing authorized hospital activities, whether on or off the hospital's premises. Organizations are looking for a program that offers flexible benefit levels and premiums that meet the specific needs of their health care organization — without deductibles or co-payments.

The AHA volunteer and student nurse insurance program, developed in collaboration with the American Hospital Association and The Allen J. Flood Companies Inc., is a cost-effective option for insuring hospital volunteers and student nurses. Learn more about the solution on its AHA Endorsed solution page on AHA Health Forum's website.

Certiphi Screening logo

Applicant Screening and Drug Testing Services

Helping to ensure safety in the workplace and compliance with federal and state screening regulations are vital concerns for health care organizations. The effective screening of staff and employees, along with contractors and vendors, is essential for any care provider.

Certiphi Screening provides screening services exclusively to health care organizations nationwide. It has extensive knowledge of health care's unique hiring objectives, challenges and compliance requirements. Certiphi Screening's services help hospitals and health systems in making safer, smarter hiring decisions and protecting patients, staff and visitors. Read this Q&A from Certiphi Screening to see how other hospitals have been hit with lawsuits for demanding educational requirements that aren’t essential to certain jobs. Use this analysis to review your current hiring standards and avoid unnecessary legal trouble in the future.

Healthcaresource logoRecruitment Optimization, Behavioral Assessments, Reference Checking and Performance Management

To maintain high-quality care even with an overstretched workforce, health care organizations need a way to efficiently recruit, develop and retain competent and committed talent.

HealthcareSource's talent management solutions help organizations to build a Patient-Centered Workforce®. They assist hospitals in selecting, developing and retaining highly engaged employees who are focused on improving patient care and satisfaction, fit the organization's culture, and support its goals. HealthcareSource's new e-book examines health care talent-management trends, with a focus on the three key areas you'll need to master for success in 2018: Download 18 HealthcareTalent Management Trends for 2018.

Interactive Health logoWorkplace Wellness Solutions

As employers, hospitals and health systems are challenged with maximizing employee health plan benefits to encourage staff wellness. Many are adopting wellness programs to manage costs, increase productivity and provide a model of health for their employee communities. An outsourced workplace-wellness program can help hospitals to improve health and minimize health care costs without overtaxing internal resources or requiring additional tools to gauge success.

The Healthy Triumph outcomes-based wellness program from Interactive Health has proven to lower employer medical costs and improve employee health and productivity. Learn how Nicklaus Children's Hospital, part of Nicklaus Children's Health System, improved health among its employee population and achieved an unprecedented reduction in per employee per year medical claim costs of more than 19 percent by partnering with Interactive Health. Download this case study.

Vestex Active Barrier Apparel logoVESTEX®Active Barrier Apparel

Hospitals are putting an added emphasis on workplace safety1 because "safety isn't just vital for patients' health and happiness. It also plays a crucial role in employee satisfaction and retention."2

VESTEX Active Barrier3 apparel is designed as a replacement for traditional, everyday hospital attire and is designed to help repel fluid splatters and spills and other material on the fabric. VESTEX can play a vital role in hospitals' strategic initiatives as it fills a gap between traditional scrubs and personal protective equipment, thereby minimizing the daily risks associated with unanticipated fluid exposure. Adding technology to comfort, VESTEX apparel can help you support improved health care provider satisfaction. To learn how the nursing team at Northwell Health's Cohen Children's Medical Center engaged staff and patients in an initiative to research and replace uniforms for point-of-care associates across the hospital, read this case study.

1 "2016 Environmental Scan," American Hospital Association, 2015

2 "2016 Healthcare Talent Scan,", 2016

3 Active Barrier apparel also contains an antimicrobial substance shown in laboratory and hospital settings to inhibit certain tested bacteria from growing on the fabric under the conditions of the tests. Neither liquid repellency nor antimicrobial tests are intended to assess the active barrier apparel's ability to meet personal protective equipment requirements. The ability of the fabric to reduce exposure or infections has not been studied.