“WHAT DOES ‘GOOD’ LOOK LIKE?”
Using technology to support the deployment of the health workforce has many applications and practical uses in terms of identifying issues and simplifying challenges. Examples from hospitals and health systems in this report have shown remarkable improvements in efficiency, staff retention, and clinical outcomes by linking payroll with time and attendance, planning rosters in advance, and pooling temporary staff, among the various ways of using workforce management technology.
But it is clear from the research that there is variation in how the technology is being deployed, both nationally and internationally. While the huge data resource and planning tools are being utilised by organisations, many benefits are yet to be realised.