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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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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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GEMA/HS Leverage HWL’s Full-Service Vaccination Staffing Program

GEMA/HS Leverage HWL’s Full-Service Vaccination Staffing Program

April 19, 2021/By Lauren Cabral

Healthcare Workforce Logistics (HWL) partnered with Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) to provide a full-service Vaccination Staffing Program with a scalable platform designed for speed to delivery. 

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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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The Time to Go Vendor-Neutral is Here

The Time to Go Vendor-Neutral is Here

March 01, 2021/By Lauren Cabral

 

The pandemic has dramatically altered the relationship between price and demand related to healthcare staffing. Concurrently, health systems are facing mounting financial pressures and limited resources, preventing the ability to conduct the necessary and objective market rate analysis. This is where HWL excels, providing a vendor-neutral model that achieves competitive sourcing and rate negotiation while also offering full transparency into contingent labor costs. As mass vaccination sites continue to roll out nationwide, now is the time to explore vendor-neutral managed service providers (MSPs) and move away from supplier-driven MSPs that prioritize their own margin preservation.

 

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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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2021 Healthcare Staffing Industry Forecast

2021 Healthcare Staffing Industry Forecast

January 27, 2021/By Lauren Cabral

COVID-19 has accelerated the digitalization of the hiring process. With increased emphasis on removing friction in regard to talent acquisition, streamlining the onboarding process to keep costs down, fill rates up, and the quality of staff consistent—this year technology and automation are even more important. 

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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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Navigating Rate Economics in a Post-COVID Environment

Navigating Rate Economics in a Post-COVID Environment

September 11, 2020/By Steve Rachmaciej

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 Steve Rachmaciej

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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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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CFO’s Guide to Managing Locum Spend

CFO’s Guide to Managing Locum Spend

May 14, 2020/By Steve Rachmaciej

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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Increased Staffing Support for COVID-19

Increased Staffing Support for COVID-19

April 23, 2020/By Jonathan Ward

With states across the country scrambling to open more coronavirus (COVID-19) testing centers and to maintain adequate hospital staffing levels for increased inpatients, the need for licensed and credentialed healthcare clinicians is surging nationwide. COVID-19 is driving demand for more locum tenens physicians, nursing staff, and allied healthprofessionals to provide care and man testing centers to administer the COVID-19 test—a crucial component in the fight against this deadly contagion. 

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