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.
A couple of weeks from now in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA (yes I mean that... have you been lately?) healthcare HR leaders from around the country will gather to discuss topics like compensation, labor law, benefits communication, recruiting and depression in the workplace (yes, sadly it exists).
As a leading healthcare managed services provider we at Healthcare Workforce Logistics, recognize that one size does not fit all. That is why we take a consultative approach to each client and customize a solution tailored to meet the unique needs of your organization. We offer a wide range of managed services including:
Eighty nine 89% of hospitals that have adopted MSPs or VMSs stated that cost savings were the primary goal for these partnerships. Unfortunately, over the past five years, Agency-based MSP programs have proven ineffective at controlling both unit costs and utilization.