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Jeff Niles

Jeff is Vice President of Sales for Healthcare Workforce Logistics and has been in healthcare contingent workforce management for over 15 years. Jeff has led sales, implementation, and client services to some of the largest and most influential healthcare providers with technology and solutions installed in over 3,000 hospitals in 50 states and the UK. Jeff is inspired to work with transformational leaders that have a vision to achieve the highest levels of efficiency, transparency, compliance, quality and cost savings. Contact Jeff at jniles@hwlmsp.com OR 630-913-6629
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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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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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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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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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HWL launches partnership for locums management for Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area and National Capital Area Shared Services

HWL launches partnership for locums management for Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area and National Capital Area Shared Services

September 04, 2019/By Jeff Niles

Healthcare Workforce logistics (HWL) has been engaged to manage a Locums Managed Service Program (MSP) for Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area (HCNCA) and National Capital Area Shared Services (NCASS) including HWL proprietary Locums VMS.

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HWL launches partnership for locums management for Maine Hospital Solutions

HWL launches partnership for locums management for Maine Hospital Solutions

August 16, 2019/By Jeff Niles

Healthcare Workforce logistics (HWL) has been engaged to manage a Locums Managed Service Program (MSP) for Maine Hospital Solutions (MHS) including HWL proprietary Locums VMS.

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Locums Management Case Study - Acadia Healthcare

Locums Management Case Study - Acadia Healthcare

April 02, 2019/By Jeff Niles

Join us on the ASPR Innovation Stage

Monday, April 8th 3:45 PM - Exhibition Hall

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Come and hear how HWL featured client Acadia Healthcare leveraged HWL Locums VMS and MSP to streamline processes, eliminate billing errors, generate real time reports, and lower costs. 

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THE IMPORTANCE OF VENDOR NEUTRALITY AND WHY IT SHOULD MATTER TO YOU

THE IMPORTANCE OF VENDOR NEUTRALITY AND WHY IT SHOULD MATTER TO YOU

October 29, 2018/By Jeff Niles

 

Definition: Vendor Neutrality...

...is a business and design approach that seeks to ensure broad compatibility and interchangeability of vendors and technologies. The model encompasses standardization, non-proprietary design principles and unbiased business practices.

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4 TALENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR 2019

4 TALENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR 2019

October 12, 2018/By Jeff Niles

 

Talent management - it's just a fancy term that those people in the human resources department often use, right? - wrong...

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6 THINGS SUPPLIERS WANT IN A VMS/MSP AND WHY WE ARE LISTENING

6 THINGS SUPPLIERS WANT IN A VMS/MSP AND WHY WE ARE LISTENING

September 26, 2018/By Jeff Niles

When my colleagues and I formed HWL, there were a lot of spirited discussions around what constitutes a great VMS/MSP program. And yes, there were lots of different perspectives and opinions regarding the existing models in the marketplace, and about the functionality gaps that existed in available VMS systems. However, there was one area where there was universal agreement. Treat agencies with respect, listen, and be hyper focused on what is important to them. This may sound simple and obvious but having been in this business for over 20 years I constantly hear from suppliers that are frustrated with this or that MSP provider or VMS system because they feel like concerns aren’t heard and are treated like second class citizens. Having spent the first part of my career on the supplier side, I personally experienced this and remember that feeling. Not great.

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COME SEE US AT ASHHRA!

COME SEE US AT ASHHRA!

September 14, 2018/By Jeff Niles

 

Are you coming to ASHHRA in beautiful PIttsburgh, PA?

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