RLDatix has acquired healthcare workforce deployment software company Allocate Software.

The procurement will see RLDatix – which provides governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions for healthcare –  combine its patient safety, risk, compliance and provider management capabilities with Allocate’s workforce management solutions

This means healthcare organisations could have the ability to rapidly deploy staff where additional resources are needed and will be able to analyse potential staffing-related issues and correct them quickly.

Jeff Surges, CEO of RLDatix, said: “With the acquisition of Allocate, RLDatix becomes the only organisation to combine workforce management with credentialing, peer review, patient safety and provider management to create a holistic view of how human capital factors directly impact patient care. In a time when ensuring the well-being of healthcare workers is more critical than ever, having the ability to identify, address and act upon workforce-related issues will help drive a culture of safety and high reliability across the continuum of care.”

Allocate’s HealthRoster platform is already the largest source of daily operational absence data within the NHS, and was expanded during the pandemic to help support the NHS.

Nick Wilson, CEO at Allocate Software, added: “We are very excited to join forces with RLDatix.

“The link between patient safety, the welfare of staff and workforce technology is absolute. Over the coming years, providers of healthcare face ongoing workforce shortages alongside increasing demand for care. Together, we will positively impact how the workforce is planned, supported and deployed in a way that for the first time means it will be truly underpinned by patient safety and quality.”