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Software Tool Matches Nursing Schedule With Patient Needs

Based on a patient's acuity scores, API's Patient Classification software helps hospitals staff nurses' shifts based on medical needs.


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When hospitals schedule nursing staff, they face many challenges. These include a nationwide shortage of nurses, the need to comply with mandates of some states to uphold certain patient-to-nurse ratios, pressures to keep overtime and other payroll costs down, and most importantly, meeting the quality of care and safety needs of patients.