New full-suite nurse solution aims to help hospitals improve their hiring, onboarding, and learning programs to increase nurse retention, reduce costs and, ultimately, improve patient safety and care.
CARY, NC, August 7, 2018 – Relias, a trusted partner focused on reducing variation in care for more than 8,000 clients around the world and across the continuum of healthcare, today announced the release of the Relias Nursing Suite, a comprehensive approach to nurse retention. The new solution is designed to help hospitals select, hire, onboard, and develop the right nurse for the right role within their health system.
With 17.5 percent of newly licensed RNs leaving their first nursing job within one year, hospitals need innovative ways to improve staff retention and satisfaction starting from day one. Staff shortages, burnout and challenging work environments contribute to high turnover rates, which prompt disruption in delivering safe, consistent, quality patient care.
The motivation for reducing nurse turnover is amplified when hospitals consider that the average cost of turnover for an RN is $48,500 and each percent change in turnover can save the average hospital an additional $337, 500, per the 2018 National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing Report.
The Relias Nursing Suite helps tackle these workforce challenges by combining assessments with targeted education that supports readiness to practice and lifelong learning. The first in its class, Relias’ solution uniquely covers four key areas to improve retention.
- Hiring – Select top candidates and place them in best-fitting specialties
- Onboarding – Tailor onboarding based on individually identified learning gaps
- Competency – Evaluate and ensure competency for quality measures
- Leadership – Develop your residing leaders and identify emerging leaders
“For healthcare systems, financial success and quality care are closely linked,” said Ben Johnson, Chief Product Officer at Relias. “Our new Relias Nursing Suite solution is an example of our continuing commitment to help our clients ‘Get Better’ in all aspects of their business.”
The Relias Nursing Suite holistically combines the power of assessment, onboarding, and learning solutions, resulting in an even greater synergy for hospitals and health systems, including:
Relias Assessments, formerly Prophecy®
Relias Assessments, formerly Prophecy®, helps hospitals select the strongest nurse candidates and place them in the best-fitting specialty. Designed by nurses and validated by clinical researchers, its power lies in predicting a candidate’s likelihood of success in the specific role by evaluating three areas: clinical competency, situational competency, and behavioral characteristics. Relias Assessments has proven to reduce nurse turnover 81%, and improve Casey-Fink GN ratings.
Relias Onboarding helps increase speed to safe, independent practice in the top four hospital specialties (Med/Surg, ICU, L&D, ER). As the first and only personalized learning solution for nurse onboarding, Relias Onboarding supports readiness to practice, improves satisfaction by educating only on what the nurse needs to know, and analyzes data to continually improve the effectiveness of education.
The Relias learning management system (LMS) provides extensive content on current evidence-based practices to handle increasing levels of acuity and complexity in diverse populations. In addition to thousands of courses, the Relias LMS also offers targeted clinical solutions to improve performance in key areas such as readmissions and opioids, as well as leadership-specific learning paths.
As the cornerstone of several leading hospitals’ retention strategy, the Relias Nursing Suite improves the nurse’s experience throughout the continuum of employment. In turn, nurse satisfaction increases, leadership is equipped with efficient measurement and intervention tools to ensure proficiency, clinical outcomes improve, and hospitals save time and resources in the process.
Learn more about the Relias Nursing Suite.
Relias provides lifelong workforce enablement solutions for more than 11,000 healthcare and human services organizations and 4.5 million caregivers to drive measurable outcomes. Customers use Relias solutions to attract and retain talent, elevate care quality and reduce risk with our technology, services, community, and expertise. The Relias family of brands — Nurse.com, Wound Care Education Institute, Relias Academy, FreeCME, and Relias Media — serves the entire healthcare community and shares a common goal of improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them.