According to the College of American Pathologists, laboratory staffing accounts for 50 percent to 70 percent of direct clinical lab costs. Therefore, the ability to accurately and timely identify patterns within your lab’s workflow is critical to optimizing resource allocation. Do you think there are opportunities to more efficiently staff resources in your lab? If so, would you like the ability to quickly determine when you’re overstaffed and how you can reallocate those resources most effectively?
Does the lab have the right number of processing and technical staff on-hand? What seasonal, hourly or daily factors drive large volume fluctuations? Identifying workload patterns and volumes will allow lab leaders to predict and adjust staffing levels based on the trends they see within the laboratory.
Leading laboratories are using this information to identify when they should be utilizing full-time vs. flex resource staffing for more effective resource utilization. Quick access to workloads by hour, month, and season are needed to accurately respond to these fluctuations, which directly impact your staffing requirements and bottom line.
A laboratory focused business intelligence solution, such as Viewics, is the answer to your staffing analysis prayers. Viewics takes your raw data and turn it into actionable analytics labs rely on to proactively and efficiently allocate their human resources.
This is yet another example of how organizations are utilizing timely, data-driven and actionable information to reduce costs and improve quality.