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SAS Helps Power Avantas' Innovative Staffing Solution

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The Omaha, NE, company is recognized for proven, best-practice work strategies for the health industry and provides staffing forecasts to 22 hospitals (200 Units) nationwide as part of its Smart Square staffing solution. Avantas' offering helps hospitals spend less time on administrative staffing tasks and more time on improving the quality of patient care at the nursing-unit level. Avantas wanted to improve forecasting capabilities to more accurately and more quickly predict hospital labor needs. To master this challenge Avanta chose SAS Institute. Avanta deployed SAS Forecast Server. Forecasts that once took 80 hours to produce now take eight hours, accuracy has improved by 13 percent, and business has grown fivefold without adding staff, dramatic decrease in the time nurses spend on staffing issues.

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