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

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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The new program that launches in September, 2019 allows NCASS members to take advantage of HWL's extensive locums agency network to meet their temporary physician and advance practice staffing needs. HWL's program enables NCASS members to seamlessly expand the number of locums agencies they work with; simplifies the ordering, screening and on-boarding process for members; and reduces costs associated with contracting for locums by creating a competitive marketplace.

Benefits to NCASS Members

  • Quality: Access to pre-vetted suppliers that meet  quality, insurance and compliance standards
  • Cost Savings: Competitive rate benchmarking for all provider specialties with favorable buy out terms
  • Simplicity: One standard agreement to sign which provides you access to all selected suppliers
  • Efficiency: Access to HWL Vendor Management System (VMS) for all requisitions, candidate credentialing and onboarding, timekeeping, invoicing and reporting
  • Transparency: Real time utilization and spending dashboards and reports
  • Insights: Quarterly Business Reports on program success outcomes, utilization data and trends across the national capital area

Interested in learning more? Link to: HCNCA Members More Information Page

Participating member hospitals and affiliated agencies will benefit from HWL's proprietary Locums designed Vendor Management System (VMS) for streamlined coordination of all candidate proposals, name clearing, credentialing, timekeeping, expense management and reporting.

Steve Hayward, vice president of strategic accounts for NCASS says, "Bringing this valuable service to our members at a time when the demand for quality physicians is on the rise will help our members be more efficient and reduce costs. By partnering with HWL, our members will be able to simplify their contracting process under a single standard agreement with favorable terms and fee structures, while providing a technology platform that was built for Locums creating additional efficiencies and greater transparency."

About HWL Locums VMS/MSP Solution

“We’re looking forward to working closely with HCNCA to improve the process of sourcing, and reducing costs associated with the utilization of locum physicians for its members,” said Jonathan Ward, president of Healthcare Workforce Logistics. “This agreement allows members to leverage our national contracts with leading locum vendors in order to source the highest quality locum physicians at a competitive market rate improving the cost-effective delivery of patient care in their local communities.”

About the Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area

The Healthcare Council, founded in 1946 as the Hospital Council, is an association of healthcare providers, schools and health-related institutions serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. The Council assists its members by promoting intelligent planning, facilitating discussion of common problems and acting as a clearinghouse for the exchange of information. We use a variety of tools to accomplish that mission. To learn more, visit www.healthcare-council.org or call 301-731-4700.

About National Capital Area Shared Services

National Capital Area Shared Services (NCASS) is a regional GPO, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Healthcare Council of the National Capital Area (a non-profit association of providers in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia). It has documented hundreds of millions in savings and cost containment since 1972. NCASS joined the Premier Healthcare Alliance as a group affiliate in 2008 and Yankee Alliance as a collaborative member in 2013. National Capital Area Shared Services, 4601 Powder Mill Road, Suite 100, Calverton, MD 20705; 301-731-4700. Steve Hayward can be contacted at: stevehayward@healthcare-council.org.  

About Healthcare Workforce Logistics
Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) is the leader and innovator in vendor neutral healthcare workforce solutions to healthcare employers across the nation. With expertise and experience, HWL helps healthcare employers optimize their workforces to increase efficiency, improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. HWL delivers managed services programs, vendor management systems, candidate sourcing tools, consulting and other services.  Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health providers and healthcare employers in many other settings. For more information about Healthcare Workforce Logistics, visit www.hwlmsp.com.

For more information about the HCNCA program contact:

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Jeff Niles
Vice President – Healthcare Workforce Logistics
Office: (407) 249-3172 |Cell: 630-913-6629
Email: jniles@hwlmsp.com

September 04, 2019/By Jeff Niles
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Author: Jeff Niles

Jeff is Vice President of Sales for Healthcare Workforce Logistics and has been in healthcare contingent workforce management for over 15 years. Prior to joining HWL he was VP of Sales and Marketing at ShiftWise, one of the largest providers of VMS in healthcare installed in over 3,000 hospitals in 50 states and the UK.
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