#HIMMS13 in New Orleans was quite literally dizzying. Tens of thousands of health IT vendors were spread across acres and acres of floor space. I only had a day and a half at the show but made the most of it by interviewing several interesting companies. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting interviews and stories from the event.
I really enjoyed meeting with J.P. Fingado, President and CEO of API Healthcare, a health care workforce management solutions company. In this podcast interview, J.P. explains how API helps get the right people in the right place at the right time, how it optimizes the use of labor for hospitals, and how it improves worker satisfaction. He introduces the concept of an EER (electronic employee record) and HWIE (healthcare workforce information exchange).
I was impressed by the inclusion of external staffing agencies in the solution and how API matches workforce competencies with clinical needs.