Princess Alexandra Hospital develop a workload measurement tool to alleviate staff shortages
Categories: Allied Health, Innovation |
Author: Matt Stewart
Posted: 10/11/2015 |
With 9 work-groups to manage over 4 geographical locations, the physiotherapy department at Princess Alexandra needed to come up with a smart way to manage staff leave and rostering. They developed an algorithm, based on weighted workload factors, to produce a numerical (and colour coded) value to describe status of each work area on a given day, resulting in better coordination of resource allocation targeting the expected busy departments with more staff . Early results have indicated an improvement in teamwork and resource allocations.
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