Human Resources

Reducing Hospital Employee Benefit Expenses

The client This multi-facility not-for-profit California health system faced significant increases in employee health plan expenses and was contemplating system-wide changes to its reduce its hospital employee benefit expenses. The challenge To address the projected negative bottom line in the upcoming budget, our client realized they needed quick yet substantive solutions to reduce expenses in Read More >

$9.4M labor resource savings charts path for fiscal sustainability

The client This Southeastern health system comprises over 680 inpatient beds in 3 hospital campuses, outpatient facilities and various primary and specialty care practices across the region. Specialty services include Trauma, high acuity OB and Neonatal Intensive Care, Behavioral Health, Neurosurgery, Cardiac Surgery and Intervention, Critical Care and comprehensive Orthopedic Surgical services. The System is Read More >

Leading and Navigating Change with Team Charters

Part of the “Project Management Essentials” series by Susan Bisol, Director Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) defines project management as “the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project.” A project goes through a number of phases characterized by a distinct set Read More >

A behind-the-scenes look at Novia’s approach to aligning healthcare pay practices and compensation

The client In this highly competitive operating environment, healthcare employers are recognizing the short- and long-term value of positive employee satisfaction. With financial rewards as one of the main drivers of employee engagement, every hospital across the country is asking themselves “How can we increase employee satisfaction and still generate a return on resources invested?” Read More >

Employee Engagement Leads to Greater Patient Satisfaction, Improved Safety and Quality

The healthcare industry is in the midst of dramatic changes and as organizations struggle with new reimbursement models, employees are feeling the associated pressure. The changing environment has directly impacted employees through increased use of complex software, pressure for increased productivity and revisions to supply preferences and inventory levels. The result for many hospitals: declining Read More >