A Sustainable Approach for a Smart Human Resource Management in Healthcare
Sustainable healthcare only works with sufficient and high performance employees for all specialized areas. Especially in nursing care more and more employees are needed because of the demographic factor and the shortage of nurses. Furthermore, it needs to take into account that there are nurses, who are still willing to work in this job but have special requirements to the working conditions, e.g. working without night shift or only to special times. One possibility to optimize this scenario is employing job-hoppers in nursing. Another one is founding a regional hospital network. Different clinics, which are located in the same area, establish a joint venture. This joint venture use smart information-technology-support to hire nurses on various and specific requirements. Also, it will be possible for the hospitals to request more staff to fill in gaps of working schedules. The challenge is, to manage all constraints of the corresponding hospitals, e.g. the different processes and the different data-structures. This publication focuses on description of a hospital-network, the processes and the required software.
Keywords: Hospital network, sustainable healthcare, nursing pool