A Corporate Priority: Aligning with Healthcare Leaders
Our alliance with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is a corporate priority for Workforce Edge beyond business development. We, like any business do the work we do as it keeps the firm engaged. We also do the work we do because we are passionate about assisting in the sustainment of healthcare service delivery. We are a Canadian company who has very proudly worked globally partnering to transform entire system approaches to scheduling and deploying the healthcare workforce. In Canada, we have been fortunate to work on provincial staff scheduling transformations as the sole and lead consulting partner in addition to other health systems engagements.
Among our best allies are our client business leads, the implementing managers, our past executive sponsors, and executive teams who have held the vision. We have learned so much alongside them and have seen the internally reported benefits come to fruition. Because this is the only thing we do, we have learned tremendous lessons, and had the unique opportunity to continually improve. We want to share this knowledge with healthcare leaders – whether your organizations are planning to focus on your approach to staff scheduling and deployment today or in the very distant future.
We also want to ensure we are viewing these opportunities through the same “lenses” those leaders are wearing, regardless of their tint. In addition to advancing knowledge in this domain, we are committed to advancing our own knowledge and that of our consultants. As such we are the first corporate member to have signed a Memorandum of Agreement Letter with the College. This not only establishes the Certified Healthcare Executive (CHE) designation as a priority in our recruitment and professional development of our senior consultants, but will also allow for deeper integration with the LEADS in a caring environment framework. This will help to build a common language and perspective between our leaders, and the operational healthcare leaders we need to be responsive towards.
Additionally we are working with the College and academic partners to advance dissemination of the shared Canadian knowledge. We will work through this blog and other means of communication to keep all leaders abreast of developments as our collaboration matures.
In summation our collaboration rests on three streams of engagement:
Dissemination and sharing of best practice knowledge with healthcare leaders to advance the field;
The development of our own leaders within the same respective executive program and leadership framework our client leaders participate within; and
To partner to advance research and the dialogue on the intersection of workforce scheduling in healthcare with academic partners whenever possible.