Benchmarking Racial and Ethnic Diversity of Employees in Pediatric Healthcare

Overview of the Problem

Diversity within the workforce is pivotal for fostering equity in pediatric healthcare delivery. To enhance this, hospitals need a way to measure their workforce diversity not only internally, but also against other similar institutions, and importantly, in relation to the diversity of their local communities.

The Role Opus Plays

Configo Health’s Opus platform addresses this need. Opus enables pediatric hospitals to input their demographic data pertaining to their major classes of employees such as physicians, nurses, executives, etc. The platform then provides a comprehensive visual representation, showing how the hospital’s workforce diversity compares to that of other children’s hospitals, and how it aligns with the racial and ethnic diversity of the local community it serves.

Value Created by Opus

The data-driven, comparative insights Opus provides add value on multiple levels:

  • Workforce Development: By identifying gaps in diversity compared to the local community and peer hospitals, leadership can focus on attracting and retaining a diverse pool of talent, thereby promoting a more inclusive work environment that effectively meets the needs of its diverse patient population.
  • Performance Improvement: By identifying areas where diversity may be lacking, hospitals can enhance patient outcomes by implementing strategies to close these gaps.
  • Benchmarking Excellence: The comparison against peer hospitals and alignment with community demographics provided by Opus helps drive continuous improvement and can contribute to enhancing hospital rankings and reputation.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Opus’ robust benchmarking data supports hospitals in their efforts to demonstrate commitment to workforce diversity, aiding in meeting and exceeding regulatory requirements.
  • Strategic Alignment: The comparative data from Opus informs hospital’s diversity and inclusion strategies, enabling leadership to make data-driven decisions about where to focus their efforts, potentially improving reimbursement rates, attracting a broader range of talent, and better serving the community.

How to Use Opus to Solve this Problem

When onboarding with Opus Equity, the Configo team will provide your hospital with a workforce  assessment survey. The survey can be uploaded directly in Opus Equity. You will then be able to see comparisons of your workforce by demographics and job function as well as external benchmarking.

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