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National Council partners with DATIS

October 3, 2013
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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The World Health Organization asserts that healthcare workforce shortages have replaced system financing as “the most serious obstacle” to realizing the right to health within countries. Coverage expansion and parity intensify an already critical U.S. workforce challenge. There is an urgent need to support recruiting, training, and retaining the right talent. In order to intensify its commitment to ensuring service capacity, The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) has partnered with DATIS, a human capital management software company for non-profit agencies.

“Human capital is our largest and most vital asset. Nurturing and developing our workforce is the only way to meet service demand and stand up to increasing competition,” said Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council. “Our partnership with DATIS is designed to bring best practices in workforce management to our members, enhancing efficiency and accountability while promoting our ultimate goal of improving consumer outcomes.” 

Maggie Labarta, President and CEO of Meridian Behavioral Healthcare in Florida, explained, “DATIS has helped us manage our human resources more effectively, which has significantly improved internal and external customer service. DATIS helps expedite hiring, ensure that appropriate number of staff are always available in our units, and automates all approval and review processes. Soon, our performance appraisal system will be fully automated — HR is becoming paper-free.”

Using cloud-based technology, DATIS allows large behavioral health organizations to manage all workforce administration needs — budgeting, planning, position control, recruiting, onboarding, credentialing and compliance management, payroll and benefits administration — through a single unified system. The system also provides the capability to obtain incisive workforce analytics and costing data for payers. DATIS offers 24/7 access to workforce management portals through current technology and supports executive decision-making with easy-to-read dashboards.