Workforce Scheduling Improves Patient Care in Latest Axsium Whitepaper

Workforce Scheduling Improves Patient Care in Latest Axsium Whitepaper

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 22, 2011

Axsium Group today announced the release of the Healthcare Productivity Balancing Act, a whitepaper helping healthcare organizations balance patient care and quality, while controlling costs, using proactive workforce scheduling. The whitepaper will be available at the annual HIMSS conference in Orlando, Florida, at Axsium’s booth #3582 or available for immediate download.

Patient care and quality of service are two key differentiators in healthcare. Every organization strives to achieve the highest quality ratings in the industry while providing superior care to patients, all while working hard to control costs. It’s a daunting task for any healthcare organization. Axsium’s latest whitepaper outlines the importance of deploying a comprehensive workforce scheduling system as a mechanism to overcome the difficulty of balancing these differentiators with the organizational need to control costs.

“Properly managing labor productivity is a central pillar for healthcare providers trying to balance the need to provide superior patient care, industry recognized quality and keep costs in line,” said Chris Flanders, healthcare practice lead, Axsium Group. “By standardizing critical staffing and workforce business processes, healthcare organizations will be better poised to manage and control labor costs, improve productivity throughout the delivery system and ultimately provide better patient care.”

Axsium’s healthcare team will be available all week at HIMSS, in booth #3582, to provide copies of this latest research and discuss how your organization might benefit from a scheduling system.

For regular updates about Axsium’s healthcare practice, visit our blog. It provides an interactive online community that serves as both a resource for information, and a meeting place for all WFM users and experts to discover and share ideas about best practices for healthcare. For more information or to sign up to receive RSS feeds, log on to .

About Axsium Group

Axsium Group, a division of Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, is the leading workforce management consultancy. With a singular focus on workforce management, our clients gain access to trusted business advisors, industrial engineers, and technology experts with unmatched experience. Axsium Group has delivered world-class workforce management solutions for clients such as Revera, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Kindred Healthcare, and St. Joseph Health System.

About Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions

Knightsbridge helps organizations strengthen the capability of their people to deliver results. Our seamlessly integrated teams of experienced specialists in Organizational Capability, Talent Search & Selection, Organizational Productivity and Career Transition provide customized solutions to deliver on your human capital needs. Knightsbridge has the people and services you need when you need stronger people.

Knightsbridge is Canada’s fastest growing human capital company, with 26 offices and 240 employees across Canada the U.S and the U.K. including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, as well as Halifax, Moncton, and St. John’s through our strategic alliance with Robertson Surrette. We serve our clients globally through strategic alliances with Lee Hecht Harrison for career management services and Amrop for global executive search. For more information, visit

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Leade Health Outlines Health Coaching Best Practice Process in New Whitepaper

Leade Health Outlines Health Coaching Best Practice Process in New Whitepaper

Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) July 14, 2006

Leade Health, a pioneer in the field of health coaching, has released “Defining Best Practices in Health Coaching: From Competencies to Processes,” a new whitepaper that will help establish best practices for behavioral change programs such as weight management, stress reduction, tobacco cessation and cardiovascular health. One of an ongoing series, the research paper is available for download from Leade Health at no charge.

“No defined health coaching best practices currently exist,” says Michael D. Mulvihill, President and CEO of Leade Health. “By establishing and utilizing a best practices approach, we plan to serve as a model for the industry in delivering best-in-class coaching, achieving behavioral change and reducing health care costs for employers.”

Achieving these outcomes requires health coaches who are client-centered, non-judgmental, and excellent listeners. These personal characteristics, along with specific knowledge, skills and abilities, are competencies that Leade Health will measure as part of their best practices approach.

In the new whitepaper, the firm points out that only a limited body of research examines health and wellness coaching. Overall, many gaps still exist in knowledge regarding best practices in health coaching. To begin to fill some of these gaps, and to investigate what makes successful health programs work, Leade Health is committed to undertake scientific research under the direction of their Scientific Advisory Board. This independent group will provide oversight in areas related to best practices research. In the whitepaper, Leade explains their research project to determine the skills most critical for successful health coaching.

Leade Health and its team of health coaches have a good start on benchmark data that confirms clients’ success in their health coaching programs. For example, Leade has served nearly 34,000 tobacco users with quit rates among the highest in the industry, averaging 27% at 12 months. Nearly 10,000 weight management program participants consistently achieve outcomes well above reported norms, with 89% achieving weight loss or weight stabilization after one year, and 37% losing 5% or more of body weight. Leade’s top quality coaches, products and practices, and years of experience uniquely qualify them to deliver health coaching best practices to the marketplace.

Leade Health is defining best practices using the Interactive Domain Model (IDM) of Best Practices in Health Promotion developed by the Center for Health Promotion at the University of Toronto. The center cites that, “Best practices in health promotion are those sets of processes and actions that are consistent with health promotion values, theories, evidence and understanding of the environment, and that are most likely to achieve health promotion goals in a given situation.” The development of best practices utilizing a comprehensive and systematic approach requires the commitment of an entire organization.

To download “Defining Best Practices in Health Coaching: From Competencies to Processes,” or for additional information on Leade Health, visit

About Leade Health

Founded in 1990 and based in Ann Arbor Michigan, Leade Health specializes in Health Coaching in the areas of Weight Management, Stress Management, Tobacco Cessation, and Cardiovascular Health. Leade Health has earned a reputation for partnership integrity, product innovation and program impact. Leade Health‘s success rates from its signature Health Coaching model achieve outcome results that exceed national norms.

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