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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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How Do Healthcare Provider Organizations Benefit from Locum Tenens?

How Do Healthcare Provider Organizations Benefit from Locum Tenens?

September 12, 2019/By Jeff Niles

Originally published May 2018. Updated on November 17, 2020.

The U.S. health sector has seen tremendous growth over the last century. Demand for medical providers is outpacing the supply so organizations are turning to provider staffing firms to fill the gaps. In fact, the healthcare staffing market is expected to hit $43.5 billion by 2025.

More and more healthcare provider organizations are turning to locum, or locum tenens to keep up with the increasing demands.

Read, ‘How an Agency Can Help You Find a Locum Tenens Physician.’

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

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

September 04, 2019/By Jeff Niles

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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HWL launches partnership for locums management for Maine Hospital Solutions

HWL launches partnership for locums management for Maine Hospital Solutions

August 16, 2019/By Jeff Niles

Healthcare Workforce logistics (HWL) has been engaged to manage a Locums Managed Service Program (MSP) for Maine Hospital Solutions (MHS) including HWL proprietary Locums VMS.

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Locums Management Case Study - Acadia Healthcare

Locums Management Case Study - Acadia Healthcare

April 02, 2019/By Jeff Niles

Join us on the ASPR Innovation Stage

Monday, April 8th 3:45 PM - Exhibition Hall

Read the Case Study

Come and hear how HWL featured client Acadia Healthcare leveraged HWL Locums VMS and MSP to streamline processes, eliminate billing errors, generate real time reports, and lower costs. 

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HWL Launches Partnership to Manage Locums MSP for Colorado Hospital Association Shared Services

HWL Launches Partnership to Manage Locums MSP for Colorado Hospital Association Shared Services

February 20, 2019/By Jonathan Ward

Healthcare Workforce logistics (HWL) has been engaged to manage a Locums Managed Service Program (MSP) for the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) including HWL proprietary Locums VMS.

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HWL launches partnership for locums management for azhha

HWL launches partnership for locums management for azhha

November 19, 2018/By Jonathan Ward

Healthcare Workforce logistics (HWL) has been engaged to manage a Locums Managed Service Program (MSP) for the Arizona Healthcare and Hospital Association (AzHHA) including HWL proprietary Locums VMS.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF VENDOR NEUTRALITY AND WHY IT SHOULD MATTER TO YOU

THE IMPORTANCE OF VENDOR NEUTRALITY AND WHY IT SHOULD MATTER TO YOU

October 29, 2018/By Jeff Niles

 

Definition: Vendor Neutrality...

...is a business and design approach that seeks to ensure broad compatibility and interchangeability of vendors and technologies. The model encompasses standardization, non-proprietary design principles and unbiased business practices.

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4 TALENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR 2019

4 TALENT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR 2019

October 12, 2018/By Jeff Niles

 

Talent management - it's just a fancy term that those people in the human resources department often use, right? - wrong...

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6 THINGS SUPPLIERS WANT IN A VMS/MSP AND WHY WE ARE LISTENING

6 THINGS SUPPLIERS WANT IN A VMS/MSP AND WHY WE ARE LISTENING

September 26, 2018/By Jeff Niles

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.

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COME SEE US AT ASHHRA!

COME SEE US AT ASHHRA!

September 14, 2018/By Jeff Niles

 

Are you coming to ASHHRA in beautiful PIttsburgh, PA?

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ASHHRA 2018: ARE HR LEADERS INNOVATING ANYMORE?

ASHHRA 2018: ARE HR LEADERS INNOVATING ANYMORE?

September 04, 2018/By Jeff Niles

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).

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LOCUMS MSP CASE STUDY: How standardizing contracts and process drives efficiency and savings

LOCUMS MSP CASE STUDY: How standardizing contracts and process drives efficiency and savings

August 23, 2018/By Steve Rachmaciej

CLIENT OVERVIEW

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The Art of Healthcare Managed Services

The Art of Healthcare Managed Services

August 14, 2018/By Jeff Niles

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:

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A BETTER WAY TO MANAGE HEALTHCARE CONTRACT LABOR COSTS

A BETTER WAY TO MANAGE HEALTHCARE CONTRACT LABOR COSTS

August 06, 2018/By Jeff Niles

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.

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Healthcare Workforce Logistics: Reinventing Workforce Management

Healthcare Workforce Logistics: Reinventing Workforce Management

July 30, 2018/By Steve Rachmaciej

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 and broaden your reach

HOW TO MANAGE MULTIPLE LOCUM AGENCIES and broaden your reach

July 25, 2018/By Steve Rachmaciej

 

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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