Your workforce remains your health system’s largest investment category. As more clinicians come under employment agreements, the balance of this investment continues to shift. As a leader, you also strive to balance priorities for clinical staffing strategy while managing capacity in a landscape of evolving demand for patient care services. This requires you to address complex and often conflicting questions:
- How do we support patient access across diverse care settings and still reach clinician satisfaction goals?
- How do we maintain safe staffing levels while minimizing premium pay exposure and maximizing revenue?
- How do we staff our highest value areas — especially surgical service lines — in a cost-efficient way?
- How do we recruit and retain talented staff and at the same time ensure the productivity of our clinical teams?
OpenTempo works with health systems and leading academic medical centers to inform strategic decision making and empower service-line leaders to drive effective staffing approaches. The results are clear: efficiency through better staff scheduling, increased clinician satisfaction through more balanced assignments, and optimized clinical labor expense.