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Case Study: How a Health Organization Saved $1.57mm on Agency Spend Using VMS Technology

Case Study: How a Health Organization Saved $1.57mm on Agency Spend Using VMS Technology

November 16, 2020/By Jeff Niles
CNO’s Guide to Travel Nurse Cost Control

CNO’s Guide to Travel Nurse Cost Control

November 09, 2020/By Jeff Niles

The cost associated with premium labor, like travel nurses, is always higher than salaried permanent nursing positions and coronavirus (COVID-19) is exacerbating the situation by creating an environment in which these critical resources are in even higher demand. This presents a delicate situation for hospital leaders. How do nursing and human resources executives make sure that high-quality patient care is delivered at the bedside while balancing mounting financial pressures?

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Save More with a VMS for All Staffing Needs

Save More with a VMS for All Staffing Needs

October 12, 2020/By Jeff Niles

Vendor Management Systems (VMS) streamline and standardize the management of contingent workers across the healthcare organization to reduce costs and increase time saved. Whether it’s Local or Travel, Contract or Per Diem, Clinical or Non-Clinical, a robust VMS will deliver heightened visibility, efficiency and compliance into your operations. Learn how Lahey Hospital and Medical Center leveraged HWL VMS technology to consolidate contract hiring and monitor contingent workforce performance across the organization.

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HWL Addresses Urgent Staffing Needs of Facility Hard Hit by COVID-19

HWL Addresses Urgent Staffing Needs of Facility Hard Hit by COVID-19

October 02, 2020/By Jeff Niles

In April, a small post-acute facility in a large Southeast city began to feel the harsh impact of COVID-19. As patient health deteriorated the Department of Health, assisted by the National Guard, tested all 204 residents and staff—104 residents and 21 staff members tested positive for COVID-19. At this point, one resident and one staff member had passed away as a result of the virus. 

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Navigating Rate Economics in a Post-COVID Environment

Navigating Rate Economics in a Post-COVID Environment

September 11, 2020/By Steve Rachmaciej

Determining market equilibrium pricing can be complex, but it doesn't have to be. Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) is uniquely positioned to act as an honest broker for our clients. Unlike an agency-managed MSP program, we offer the ability to have one set rate with all vendors, tiered rate structures, or individual rates with each agency. We also monitor and assess agencies’ performance on an on-going basis and continuously monitor market pricing to achieve cost reductions on locums, nursing, and allied health professionals. 

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Paying Too Much for Contingent Nursing & Allied Health Professionals?

Paying Too Much for Contingent Nursing & Allied Health Professionals?

August 24, 2020/By Steve Rachmaciej
Healthcare Workforce Logistics: COVID-19 Mid-Response Report

Healthcare Workforce Logistics: COVID-19 Mid-Response Report

August 07, 2020/By Jeff Niles

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) has doubled down on what it does best - mobilizing healthcare professionals where they’re needed most, at competitive rates - in the nation’s hot spots, including a pivotal role in our home state of Georgia.

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Importance of Clean Data to Contain Agency Spend

Importance of Clean Data to Contain Agency Spend

July 30, 2020/By Jeff Niles

Access to the right data at the right time is essential to containing agency spend and meeting increased healthcare demands. Accurate or ‘clean’ data ensures health systems don’t fly blind—providing leverage for vendor negotiations, rapid staffing fulfillment, and additional cost management activities. For every expense category in the hospital, you rely on data. Data drives most decisions about spending and yet when it comes to contingent labor costs, often organizations don’t have a clear picture. Wouldn’t you like the same level of control and insight into agency spending that you have with other operational expenditures? 

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How to Combat the Healthcare Staffing Shortage During a Pandemic

How to Combat the Healthcare Staffing Shortage During a Pandemic

July 10, 2020/By Jeff Niles

Locum tenens, nursing, and allied health professionals are an essential component in the battle against coronavirus (COVID-19). Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) is offering healthcare delivery organizations a rapid response staffing program designed to meet the urgent staffing needs driven by increased demand for healthcare professionals and shortages of core staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic.    

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Post COVID-19 Assessment & Path Forward

Post COVID-19 Assessment & Path Forward

June 04, 2020/By Jeff Niles

Even as health systems are breathing a sigh of relief in the home stretch of the first wave of COVID-19 patients, they are facing staggering financial disruptions of key service lines. Some health systems continue to have surge staff needs and others are furloughing employees. In either case, all organizations should take this opportunity to thoroughly assess all aspects of staffing needs and processes and evaluate how best to progress forward. 

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CFO’s Guide to Managing Locum Spend

CFO’s Guide to Managing Locum Spend

May 14, 2020/By Steve Rachmaciej

Locum tenens healthcare providers can be lifesavers for organizations who need additional providers, even though they come with a higher price tag than fully employed providers. Given an aging population and an aging physician workforce, the need for Locums is expected to continue to climb.

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Increased Staffing Support for COVID-19

Increased Staffing Support for COVID-19

April 23, 2020/By Jonathan Ward

With states across the country scrambling to open more coronavirus (COVID-19) testing centers and to maintain adequate hospital staffing levels for increased inpatients, the need for licensed and credentialed healthcare clinicians is surging nationwide. COVID-19 is driving demand for more locum tenens physicians, nursing staff, and allied healthprofessionals to provide care and man testing centers to administer the COVID-19 test—a crucial component in the fight against this deadly contagion. 

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JACKSON HEALTHCARE ANSWERS THE CALL TO HELP GEORGIA DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

JACKSON HEALTHCARE ANSWERS THE CALL TO HELP GEORGIA DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

April 17, 2020/By Jeff Niles

State of Georgia Calls on Jackson Healthcare to Fulfill Healthcare Staffing Needs in Fight Against COVID-19

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HWL Launches COVID-19 Rapid Response Staffing Program

HWL Launches COVID-19 Rapid Response Staffing Program

March 16, 2020/By Steve Rachmaciej

Locum Tenens, Nursing, & Allied Health Professionals

HWL is offering healthcare delivery organizations a rapid response staffing program designed to meet the urgent staffing needs that may be driven by increased demand for healthcare professionals and shortages of core staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

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Case Study - Hartford HealthCare: Standardizing Locums Management With VMS Technology

Case Study - Hartford HealthCare: Standardizing Locums Management With VMS Technology

February 14, 2020/By Steve Rachmaciej

With 30,00 colleagues serving 185 towns and cities and 360 locations, Hartford HealthCare is one of the Northeast's largest healthcare networks. In addition to operating the state's largest behavioral health network Hartford HealthCare provides a large multispecialty physician group that continues to grow rapidly.

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How an Agency Can Help You Find a Locum Tenens Physician

How an Agency Can Help You Find a Locum Tenens Physician

January 23, 2020/By Steve Rachmaciej

America's healthcare system has its foot stuck on a train track and the evening express is hurtling down the track.

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How to Pick the Right Vendor Management System (VMS) for Your healthcare system

How to Pick the Right Vendor Management System (VMS) for Your healthcare system

December 10, 2019/By Jeff Niles

During a work year, organizations lose 6,500 hours dealing with manual processes related to managing staffing suppliers.

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100% FILL RATE AND SIGNIFICANT COST SAVINGS IN CONTINGENT STAFFING:  HOW A 330+ BED HOSPITAL SAVED TIME AND MONEY WHILE INCREASING QUALITY   (CASE STUDY)

100% FILL RATE AND SIGNIFICANT COST SAVINGS IN CONTINGENT STAFFING:  HOW A 330+ BED HOSPITAL SAVED TIME AND MONEY WHILE INCREASING QUALITY   (CASE STUDY)

October 28, 2019/By Jeff Niles

Mark Robinson, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning

 

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Front line managers at SwedishAmerican Hospital reported that their antiquated systems and inconsistent process for securing temporary staff was “a nightmare.”  Since partnering with HWL, leadership reports that “the change in process is like night and day.” 

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MSP vs. VMS: How Are They Different?

MSP vs. VMS: How Are They Different?

October 18, 2019/By Jeff Niles

Today’s workforce is evolving. No longer are all workers employed with one company working 9 to 5.

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How Do Healthcare Provider Organizations Benefit from Locum Tenens?

How Do Healthcare Provider Organizations Benefit from Locum Tenens?

September 12, 2019/By Jeff Niles

Originally published May 2018. Updated on November 17, 2020.

The U.S. health sector has seen tremendous growth over the last century. Demand for medical providers is outpacing the supply so organizations are turning to provider staffing firms to fill the gaps. In fact, the healthcare staffing market is expected to hit $43.5 billion by 2025.

More and more healthcare provider organizations are turning to locum, or locum tenens to keep up with the increasing demands.

Read, ‘How an Agency Can Help You Find a Locum Tenens Physician.’

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