OMAHA, Neb., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Avantas has been selected by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the top ranked hospital in that state by U.S. News & World Report, to deliver system wide workforce planning services that include predictive analytics, scheduling software, and centralized resource management to optimize the health system's core and contingent labor.
Located in Charleston, MUSC Health serves more than 170,000 patients annually through four inpatient facilities, multiple centers of excellence, and a vast network of hospital-based services. MUSC also includes a statewide network of more than 750 primary and specialty care providers, a telehealth network, and clinic locations, representing the most comprehensive group of specialists and sub-specialists in South Carolina.
"Avantas will provide MUSC Health with expert services and solutions to streamline the management of its workforce," said Jackie Larson, President of Avantas. "Together with best-practice strategies, including accurate forecasting of patient demand and staffing needs, we can significantly improve scheduling, staff utilization, and workforce budgeting, while reducing the time managers spend grappling with these issues."
The Avantas methodology can create schedules in line with actual patient demand using the prediction of staffing needs up to 120 days in advance. This forecasting results in 97 percent accurate prediction of staffing outcomes 30 days out from each shift.
This project will be a true "enterprise-wide" approach inclusive of the inpatient/acute care setting, outpatient, and medical groups as well as all ancillary and support services. Avantas will institute a Resource Management Center that centralizes workforce management, which can free clinical managers to focus on patient care and staff mentoring while controlling costs, coordinating care, and ensuring consistent practices and policies across the health system.
About MUSC Health
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the South. Today, MUSC (musc.edu | muschealth.org) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and residents, and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.2 billion. MUSC operates a 750-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized Children's Hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), Hollings Cancer Center (one of 68 National Cancer Institute designated centers), Level I Trauma Center and Institute of Psychiatry.
Developers of the HELM® methodology (healthcare enterprise labor management), Avantas helps healthcare providers better manage their workforce. Its proprietary approach to managing labor consists of workforce planning services and a scheduling and productivity solution, Smart Square®. This comprehensive approach provides its clients with tailored best practice labor management strategies designed to drive substantial and sustaining cost and quality improvements across the enterprise through automation. Avantas is a division of AMN Healthcare. For more information, please visit the Avantas website at www.Avantas.com.
About AMN Healthcare
AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation. The Company provides unparalleled access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. With insights and expertise, AMN Healthcare helps providers optimize their workforce to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency, and improve patient outcomes. AMN delivers managed services programs, healthcare executive search solutions, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling, medical coding and consulting, and other services. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities, and many other healthcare settings. For more information about AMN Healthcare, visit www.amnhealthcare.com.