Navigation Links
Johnson City Medical Center Saves $550,000 with Smart Square(R)
Date:8/18/2009

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC), the 488 bed, Magnet-designated flagship hospital of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA), has seen dramatic savings in a slumping economy as a result of Smart Square, the enterprise scheduling software from Avantas.

One year after going live with Smart Square, JCMC has realized a savings of nearly $550,000 associated with overtime and external agency usage.

With Smart Square, organizations can maximize core staff, reduce overtime and external agency, manage incentives, and quickly review and adjust daily labor utilization. With real-time analytics and interactive dashboards, Smart Square provides the means to make decisions based on accurate and timely data.

  • The Smart Square Predictive Model is 95% accurate in forecasting future patient levels, allowing schedule balancing weeks in advance, reducing reliance on overtime and external staffing sources.
  • Forecasted year two ROI related to overtime and external agency usage is projected at nearly $1.3 million.

"In the current environment of very constrained resources with respect to manpower and payment, Smart Square is an essential tool for nursing managers, providing them with up-to-date costs and opportunities for savings," said Kathryn Wilhoit, Corporate Vice President of MSHA, responsible for the Central Staffing and Resource Management Process Tracking System's strategic plan. "We are planning to expand its use to the other clinical departments such as respiratory therapy, radiology, pharmacy and laboratory."

"MSHA is a great example of a forward thinking organization," said Chris Fox, Avantas' Vice President of Growth & Innovation. "They were ready to shed the 'business as usual' mindset and use the business intelligence tools Smart Square makes available to manage their resources against their quality and financial targets on a daily basis."

About Avantas

Avantas (www.avantas.biz) is an Omaha, Nebraska-based company devoted to serving the healthcare industry. By combining advanced technology with evidence-based methodologies, Avantas delivers immediate ROI and long-term savings by focusing on helping healthcare organizations realize continual improvement with regard to scheduling and staffing.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Avantas
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Highlights New Products at APCO 2009
2. Dwayne Johnson, Novo Nordisk and the Entertainment Industry Foundation Educate Families about Healthy Living and Diabetes
3. DynaVox Mayer-Johnson Announces the Xpress
4. AADE, Emory University and Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Partner to Educate and Improve Access to Care for Atlanta-area Minorities with Diabetes
5. Earvin Magic Johnson and the Magic Johnson Foundation Give Students their Blueprint for Success at Annual Leadership Conference
6. Johnson & Johnson to Host Analyst Conference Call on Second-Quarter Results
7. Johnson & Johnson and Elan Corporation plc Announce Definitive Agreement for Alzheimers Immunotherapy Program and Equity Investment
8. Beacon Equity Researches: Sanofi-Aventis, Amazon, Yahoo, Johnson & Johnson, Novavax and NexMed
9. SearchAmerica(R) President, Daniel Johnson, Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R)
10. American Dental Hygienists Association and Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. Announce Honorees of HYGIENIST HERO(R) Recognition Program
11. Senator Johnson Votes to Protect Americas Kids from Tobacco
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Healthcare Research & Analytics® (HRA®) in cooperation ... cancer, has produced a seminal study that asked cancer survivors and their caregivers ... a webinar, Defining Compassionate Care Through the Voices of Patients and Advocates that ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... (PRWEB) ... opportunity for the nation to come together to combine its ... – with its favorite fruit – apples! To celebrate National ... to join the “Apple Madness” bracket tournament – a five-week, ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Top cosmetic and periodontal dentist ... program today with a new Indiegogo campaign . Individuals are now able to ... the Los Angeles area, either as a participating patient or through an Indiegogo donation. ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... , ... February 23, 2017 , ... HealthPostures, the desk ... an expert sit stand solutions representative to the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show which ... the event that is garnering national attention is the Minneapolis Convention Center. , ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Carlos Gutierrez ... has also continued to spiritually evolve, which is the purpose of everyone in this ... Spiritual Truths ” (published by Balboa Press) attempts to guide readers to expand one’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... Strategies - 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research Autism Spectrum ... data and benchmarks in the global Autism Spectrum Disorder market. ... What are the key drugs marketed for Autism Spectrum Disorder and ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... MELBOURNE, Australia , Feb. 23, 2017 ITL Limited, ... to announce excellent results for the half year ended 31 December ... ITL BioMedical Growth Update" presentation can be viewed here . ... of $2.12m (Dec 2015: $1.04m; up 104%) Earnings ... Revenue of $17.5m (Dec 2015: $15.7m; up 11%) ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research Oesophageal Cancer Drugs Price ... in the global Oesophageal Cancer market. The research answers ... key drugs marketed for Oesophageal Cancer and their clinical attributes? How ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: