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Trevor Strauss, MBA

Since 2008, Trevor Strauss has focused on strategy, solution design, and delivery within the healthcare marketplace from both a human capital and technology perspective. These programs have ranged from search to customized workforce solutions.
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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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Navigating Rate Economics in a Post-COVID Environment

Navigating Rate Economics in a Post-COVID Environment

September 11, 2020/By Trevor Strauss, MBA

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 Trevor Strauss, MBA

Nursing and allied health professional wages vary not only among states and cities but also among clinical specialties, certifications, roles, and practice environments. Coupled with the laborious task of managing multiple contract labor agencies, it can be a frustrating recruitment process. The crux of the matter is how do you acquire top temporary talent seamlessly and without overpaying? And how do you uncover if your organization is overpaying in the first place?

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CFO’s Guide to Managing Locum Spend

CFO’s Guide to Managing Locum Spend

May 14, 2020/By Trevor Strauss, MBA

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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HWL Launches COVID-19 Rapid Response Staffing Program

HWL Launches COVID-19 Rapid Response Staffing Program

March 16, 2020/By Trevor Strauss, MBA

 

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 Trevor Strauss, MBA

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 Trevor Strauss, MBA

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 standardizing contracts and process drives efficiency and savings

How standardizing contracts and process drives efficiency and savings

August 23, 2018/By Trevor Strauss, MBA

CLIENT OVERVIEW

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Healthcare Workforce Logistics: Reinventing Workforce Management

Healthcare Workforce Logistics: Reinventing Workforce Management

July 30, 2018/By Trevor Strauss, MBA

For decades, legacy MSP and VMS providers have offered solutions to manage contingent labor that have led to ever increasing rates and utilization.

HWL offers a new alternative to better manage contingent labor and improve direct hire recruitment. Through a combination of proprietary next generation technology and customizable managed services, HWL delivers a vendor neutral Total Talent Acquisition solution that lowers overall labor costs while reducing administrative burden.

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How to Manage Multiple Locum Agencies

How to Manage Multiple Locum Agencies

July 25, 2018/By Trevor Strauss, MBA

 

THE DAYS OF SMARTER LOCUM AGENCY MANAGEMENT HAVE ARRIVED

Managing multiple Locums agencies can be a time consuming and frustrating process. And with email and phone-based communication, tracking your progress, managing costs against budget, and gaining visibility into quality and performance metrics is nearly impossible. That is why many health systems reduce the number of agencies they work with. There just isn't enough time in the day. The result? Fewer providers hear about you, less competition for your business, higher rates and fees, less overall choice.

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