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Case Study: How HWL Helped AMI Health Grow Exponentially During Disaster Response

Case Study: How HWL Helped AMI Health Grow Exponentially During Disaster Response

July 08, 2022/By Jeff Niles

When the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) approached AMI Health for disaster response assistance, its staffing department, which consisted of two people, knew they needed help. That's where HWL came into play.

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Case Study: How HWL Helped Houston Healthcare Reduce Staff Spend By Almost One-Third

Case Study: How HWL Helped Houston Healthcare Reduce Staff Spend By Almost One-Third

June 27, 2022/By Lori Kiesel

When Houston Healthcare, an organization located in Warner Robins, GA that consists of seven different entities serving 300,000 patients annually, approached Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) with a problem, we sprang into action. 

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3 Healthcare Issues Confronting Hospitals in 2022

3 Healthcare Issues Confronting Hospitals in 2022

June 02, 2022/By Lauren Cabral

It's no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic created unforeseen challenges and has forced every industry to innovate and adapt in order to survive; and the healthcare industry is certainly not an exception. Medical facilities have altered procedures and created new policies in order to accommodate massive influxes of patients and improve patient outcomes — but it certainly hasn't been easy, and there are still some common pain points that many organizations still deal with.

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Craig Hershovitz Joins HWL as Vice President of Implementations and Capture Management

Craig Hershovitz Joins HWL as Vice President of Implementations and Capture Management

May 04, 2022/By Jeff Niles

Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) is ecstatic to announce that Craig Hershovitz, MBA has joined the team as Vice President of Implementations and Capture Management! 

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Introducing Nancy Bourg to the HWL Team

Introducing Nancy Bourg to the HWL Team

May 04, 2022/By Jeff Niles

 

Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) is ecstatic to welcome Nancy Bourg, RN, BSHCA, MBA to the team! For over 25 years, she's been a pioneer and expert in hospital staffing solutions and has extensive experience both in established and startup organizations.

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Tony Gregoire Joins Healthcare Workforce Logistics

Tony Gregoire Joins Healthcare Workforce Logistics

April 20, 2022/By Jeff Niles

We're excited to announce that Tony Gregoire recently joined the HWL team as a Data Analyst! His extensive experience in both the healthcare and staffing industries will undoubtedly prove to be an essential asset to our growing organization.

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On Our Way to AAPPR 2022 in Chicago

On Our Way to AAPPR 2022 in Chicago

April 14, 2022/By Jeff Niles

As the conference season ramps up, AAPPR 2022 is just around the corner. This year, it's being hosted in Chicago, IL and HWL will be present from April 24-26.

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ASHHRA 2022 is Just Around the Corner

ASHHRA 2022 is Just Around the Corner

April 07, 2022/By Jeff Niles

Next up on HWL's list of conferences is ASHHRA 2022 in Phoenix, AZ from April 25-27

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Gearing Up For the AONL 2022 Conference

Gearing Up For the AONL 2022 Conference

March 28, 2022/By Jeff Niles

 

It's that time of year again — conference season. That means we're very excited to be at the upcoming AONL 2022 conference from April 11-14 in San Antonio, TX

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5 Compelling Reasons Why Organizations Should Rethink Their Exclusive Agency MSP Contract

5 Compelling Reasons Why Organizations Should Rethink Their Exclusive Agency MSP Contract

December 05, 2021/By Jeff Niles

​​Approximately 70% of healthcare organizations contract with an MSP or VMS provider for the procurement and management of contract labor. Most of these programs are managed by staffing agencies eager to box out their competition, control pricing and maximize profits in each client account. 

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Engage HWL for Clinical Interviewing & Screening

Engage HWL for Clinical Interviewing & Screening

November 12, 2021/By Nancy Bourg RN, BSHCA, MBA

Managed service providers (MSPs) assume the responsibility of managing multiple healthcare staffing vendors and their contracts; however, not all MSPs offer the same degree of quality, oversight, and attention to detail. Whether your healthcare organization’s staffing challenges are the result of the pandemic crisis or have a need for optimizing the utilization and cost associated with agency labor, Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) programs are designed to deliver high-quality healthcare professionals at competitive market rates.

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How Supplemental Health Care Became the Playbook for COVID-19 Staffing

How Supplemental Health Care Became the Playbook for COVID-19 Staffing

July 22, 2021/By Jeff Niles

From the moment the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a global health emergency to the conclusion of 2020 surpassing 20 million infections nationwide, healthcare workers have been stretched to the max. In the climate of panic and fear that characterized the early days of the pandemic, defining a workable strategy to deliver thousands of providers was anything but simple.

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Achieve Vaccine Rates in Outlying Communities Faster

Achieve Vaccine Rates in Outlying Communities Faster

June 30, 2021/By Jeff Niles

Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) provides state, regional, and local governments a comprehensive solution to improve vaccination rates in targeted communities. Our robust technology, extensive network of staffing and supply chain partners and expertise in the deployment of community-based vaccination programs makes us the top choice for bringing care to people.

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Locum tenens: are you paying too much?

Locum tenens: are you paying too much?

June 29, 2021/By Trevor Strauss, MBA

Are you paying market rates for Locums? Or are you overpaying? If you are negotiating rates with agencies individually and without the benefit of a competitive process you are most likely overpaying. The reality is that most health systems do not do a great job ensuring that they are competitive in the marketplace and not being overcharged for fees and conversions.

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What does an MSP do? - Staffing Solutions for your Organization

What does an MSP do? - Staffing Solutions for your Organization

June 29, 2021/By Trevor Strauss, MBA

A Managed Service Provider (MSP) is an agency that specializes in outsourcing certain processes and functions in order to cut costs and improve performance. MSPs act as an alternative to the on-demand outsourcing and the break/fix outsourcing models. While on-demand and break/fix models bill the customer when work is done, MSP takes a more holistic approach and works under a subscription model.

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Providing Strategic Vaccination Services to Hard-to-Reach Communities

Providing Strategic Vaccination Services to Hard-to-Reach Communities

June 09, 2021/By Jeff Niles

The introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine brought a sigh of relief to most Americans, signaling a gradual shift to normalcy. This return to normal, however, will not come easy. The vaccine alone can not solve the problem—it will take widespread vaccinations to put an end to the global pandemic. Since the onset of the pandemic, Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) has doubled down on what it does best — mobilizing healthcare professionals where they’re needed most and providing creative solutions like mobile vaccination sites to the nation’s most difficult to reach communities.

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How to Streamline Locum Hiring to Ease Transitions

How to Streamline Locum Hiring to Ease Transitions

May 12, 2021/By Jeff Niles

The process of working with multiple locums agencies can be frustrating, but with sophisticated technology and a vendor-neutral healthcare workforce solutions provider, streamlining the locums hiring process has never been easier. By automating all of the hiring steps and locums activity, healthcare leaders will gain instant visibility into locums usage and costs through real-time reports and intuitive dashboards. The pressing question is, ‘Where do you start?’

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GEMA/HS Leverage HWL’s Full-Service Vaccination Staffing Program

GEMA/HS Leverage HWL’s Full-Service Vaccination Staffing Program

April 19, 2021/By Lauren Cabral

Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) partnered with Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) to provide a full-service Vaccination Staffing Program with a scalable platform designed for speed to delivery. 

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HWL Forms Strategic Partnerships to Meet the COVID-19 Surge at Banner Health & Beyond

HWL Forms Strategic Partnerships to Meet the COVID-19 Surge at Banner Health & Beyond

March 22, 2021/By Jeff Niles

In times of crisis, it is vital for healthcare organizations to lean on the right outside partners to supplement their own resources. The fall of 2020 was a difficult one, ushering in yet another surge of COVID-19 patients to hospitals and clinics across the nation and stretching critical healthcare staff—Banner Health was no exception. In mid-November, Banner’s Managed Services Provider (MSP), Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL), put out the request for physicians through its Vendor Management System (VMS). David Gibbons, a healthcare consultant at Floyd Lee Locums, saw the openings and eagerly performed the search. As a newly contracted vendor for Banner, Floyd Lee Locums was tasked with presenting high-performing candidates quickly while adhering to Banner’s internal hiring process.  

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The Time to Go Vendor-Neutral is Here

The Time to Go Vendor-Neutral is Here

March 01, 2021/By Lauren Cabral

 

The pandemic has dramatically altered the relationship between price and demand related to healthcare staffing. Concurrently, health systems are facing mounting financial pressures and limited resources, preventing the ability to conduct the necessary and objective market rate analysis. This is where HWL excels, providing a vendor-neutral model that achieves competitive sourcing and rate negotiation while also offering full transparency into contingent labor costs. As mass vaccination sites continue to roll out nationwide, now is the time to explore vendor-neutral managed service providers (MSPs) and move away from supplier-driven MSPs that prioritize their own margin preservation.

 

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