28 - 29 November, 2017 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

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Developing Effective Workforce Planning Strategies Structured Around Incremental Changes

  • In this presentation from Workforce Planning in Healthcare 2016, Cheyne Chalmers, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer at Monash Health explores:
    • Task Force: successfully reducing the use of nursing agencies from $1.5 million a month to $200,000 a month
    • Introducing the Benner model across the nursing workforce to gain visibility over the workforce skills mix and integrating the model with the rostering and reporting tool
    • Ensuring an engaged workforce through their nursing engagement survey, which showed an increase in engagement from 2011 to 2015
    • Increasing the capacity for the health assistants in nursing roles
    • Leadership – involving nurses in decision making

Rural Practice: Is It A Natural Environment for Workforce Innovation?

In this presentation from Workforce Planning in Healthcare 2015 Annette Walker, Health Services Manager, Ivanhoe Hospital explores:

  • How do we overcome inadequate and non-existent service provisions in rural and remote areas?
  • Liaising with the Royal Flying Doctors, NSW Ambulance Officers, SES and volunteers to provide patient care
  • Collaborating with Broken Hill Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospital to provide further advanced patient care
  • Training nursers in first line emergency care and ongoing education and engagement strategies

Smart Technology Solutions for Healthcare Workforce Planning

In this presentation from Workforce Planning in Healthcare 2015 Deven Billimoria and Danny Rathgeber explore how smart technology can be leveraged in your workforce to reduce costs and increase efficiency. 

Redesigning the ED Rostering Process to Align Shift Times with Patient Activity

In this presentation from Workforce Planning in Healthcare 2015 Michelle Fenwick, Director of Employment and Workforce Sustainability at Northern Health, explores:

  • Increasing the nursing pool from 5FTE to 35FTE to reduce agency costs
  • Looking at when the ED is busiest and matching rosters to it – activity/demand based rostering with a patient focus
  • Analysing historical data to plan for the year ahead
  • Steaming admissions and discharge to drive efficiency into the process

Exclusive Content

Implementing a cost-efficient and team based strategic workforce model at Cabrini Health

In this article, Leanne Boyd, Executive Director of Nursing and the Cabrini Institute at Cabrini Health, explores the core stages of Cabrini’s workforce planning model, the new systems and processes they are using to better analyse live workforce data and how this has helped them become more proactive in managing nursing workflow across the organisation.

Understanding the Current Workforce Demographics to ensure an effective healthcare workforce for the future

In this article, Scott Williams, CEO of North Eastern Community Hospital, explores the key strategies his facility is using to build and maintain an effective healthcare workforce and the tools they are using to evaluate the restraints and opportunities to recruit for tomorrow versus today.

Creating an effective healthcare workforce for the future: trends, challenges and key priorities shaping workforce planning in Australian Healthcare in 2016

This report has been compiled based on survey results featuring over 100 workforce planning professionals across the Australian Healthcare sector and explores:

  • The major pain-points facing the sector when it comes to developing an effective workforce planning strategy
  • The key priorities organisations are focusing on to better understand current and future workforce requirements
  • The role workforce analytics is playing to better project and predict issues and pressures within the health workforce
  • Tools and strategies for measuring success and outcomes of workforce planning projects

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Workforce Planning for Healthcare 2016 Registration Form

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Case Studies

The Monash Health story: Reducing costs from $1.5 million a month to $350,000

Ahead of Workforce Efficiency in Healthcare 2015, we caught up with Cheyne Chalmers, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer at Monash Health, who recently led a ground-breaking efficiency initiative that saw nursing agency costs reduce from $1.5 million to $350,000 a month. Cheyne discussed how her team went about improving workforce visibility to not only achieve this reduction, but also develop experience rating systems and enhance staff engagement.

Three Workforce Planning Pillars Transforming Saint Vincent's Health Australia

The healthcare sector is on a trajectory to greater productivity, but many organisations still struggle to cope with escalating challenged in health service delivery, staff shortages due to an ageing workforce, and reduced operating budgets. In light of these challenges, workforce planning has fast become a key focus for hospitals and agencies. With that in mind, we spoke to Esme Strydom, Director of Human Resources at Saint Vincent's Health Australia, to find out how her organisation is enhancing workforce engagement through benchmarking, strategic forecasting and succession planning.