HERNDON, Va., Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Harris Healthcare is pleased to announce the General Availability of AcuityPlus v 8.8, its propriety Acuity-based staffing solution that uses both transparent classification and evidence-based methodologies to address patient acuity, nursing competencies, and patient complexity of care. AcuityPlus helps clients achieve up to 2% budget variance, optimize nurse staffing and satisfaction, reduce medication errors, and ensure positive patient outcomes.

AcuityPlus v 8.8 offers enhancements to the Assignment Module, System Manager, Inter Rater Reliability Testing (IRRT) Redesign, and much more.

Some of the key new features in this update include:

  • Improved workload balancing
  • Expected admission functionality to pre-assign empty beds
  • Overviews for budget, unit classification parameters and day of week
  • HL7 option to prevent transfers w/A08
  • Display and sorting improvements to patient selection screen and staffing windows
  • Additional IRRT reports
  • Added security

Strong customer relationships are vital to producing real results. Harris Healthcare values their client partner’s support of meaningful innovation. This release comes after rigorous beta testing with trusted clients, such as Northeast Georgia Medical Center, and their valued feedback ensured this successful launch.

“The AcuityPlus 8.8 beta was a great success thanks in part to the determination and organization of the Harris Healthcare team. The entire project was well managed and assignments were made clear well in advance of deadlines. Having a visual timeline at the start of the project helped keep things in perspective and the weekly meetings drove the entire beta test forward. Having accountability and clear guides on what needed to be tested was critical to the success. Step by step process testing documents made testing simple to understand and complete. Here at Northeast Georgia Health System we look forward to partnering again in the future as Harris Healthcare and their team continue to provide a cutting-edge tool to manage acuity and staffing in real-time,” says Walker Schlundt, BSN, RN, EMHP, Interim Nurse Manager: Virtual Monitoring Unit & Medical Observers, Acuity & Productivity Coordinator at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Jeremy Trabucco, Executive Vice President of Harris Healthcare’s Clinical Solutions Business Unit (that manages AcuityPlus) empowered the AcuityPlus team throughout this project, adding, “We are excited about this release and the new functionality available to our customers. Innovation is central to the Harris Healthcare culture, as a long-standing offering that improves the bottom line, AcuityPlus is also a critical solution for streamlining nursing efficiencies, increasing staff satisfaction, and accelerating patient care.”

As a complete release, current customers can take advantage of v 8.8 right away by reaching out to Harris Healthcare via the Customer Portal. For more information on AcuityPlus and how it can benefit your organization, please visit www.harrishealthcare.com/our-solutions/acuity-based-staffing.