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Healthcare Workforce Logistics offers a vendor-neutral program designed to meet the need for staff to provide vaccination services to employees and the general public.

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Jeff Niles

Jeff is Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing 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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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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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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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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HWL Introduces Vaccination Staffing Program

HWL Introduces Vaccination Staffing Program

February 11, 2021/By Jeff Niles

The long-anticipated coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine has finally arrived but with staffing shortages across the U.S. and the rollout of mass vaccination sites—vaccination staffing professionals are sorely needed. It is no secret that proper vaccine administration is critical to ensure the vaccine rollout is both safe and effective. In response, Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) has developed a vendor-neutral staffing program designed to meet the need for staff that provides vaccination services to employees and the general public. HWL can connect healthcare delivery organizations to their 100+ agency consortium within 24 hours—a critical component in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. 

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HWL’s Year in Review: Top Content for 2020

HWL’s Year in Review: Top Content for 2020

December 29, 2020/By Jeff Niles

 

While 2020 has been a difficult year, HWL has had the privilege of joining the call for nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) assistance—deploying the COVID-19 Surge Staffing Program to connect healthcare organizations with contingent workers rapidly and seamlessly. We have witnessed locums, nursing, and allied health professionals around the U.S. band together to help others in hard-hit areas respond to this pandemic, advocating for people they have never met and providing quality compassionate care when needed most.

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[Checklist] Are You Managing Contingent Labor Effectively?

[Checklist] Are You Managing Contingent Labor Effectively?

December 16, 2020/By Jeff Niles

Healthcare systems of all sizes are acknowledging the benefits of working with contingent labor; however, many organizations are finding it difficult to manage agency spend, streamline the recruitment process and possess the strategic foresight necessary for successful future staff planning. Contracting with workforce solutions providers to assist with managing contingent labor can save hospitals and practices money while also allowing the organization to focus on what they do best—caring for patients.

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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

Image: Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

When faced with a temporary vacancy the busy Critical Care unit at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, does what every other healthcare facility would do, contacts a rapid response staffing agency to fill the vacancy quickly. Desperate for a qualified candidate, the Critical Care Nurse Manager complies with the terms of the agency’s contract and agrees to the agency rate requested for the expedited candidate. 

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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 essential components in the battle against coronavirus (COVID-19) and all of its variants, including the highly contagious Delta variant that has caused recent spikes in cases. Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) is offering healthcare delivery organizations a rapid response staffing program designed to meet 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

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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