Tuesday, July 17, 2012

How to Better Motivate Nurses and Cut Costs

Yesterday, Karen Minich-Pourshadi, Senior Editor for HealthLeaders Media, published a fascinating piece that discussed innovative ways for hospital systems to cut costs while motivating their nursing workforce. Ms. Minich-Pourshadi recommends that hospitals take a cue from airline companies and utilize a point system, similar to 'travel miles', that rewards nurses for covering their colleagues shifts or providing exemplary care. The case study presented by Ms. Minich-Pourshadi demonstrates how hospitals are looking at other industries to solve some of their workforce issues that previously was viewed as unfeasible.

To read more about this innovative program, click here.

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