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The Importance of Vendor Neutrality

The Importance of Vendor Neutrality

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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5 THINGS Agencies WANT IN A VMS/MSP AND WHY WE ARE LISTENING

5 THINGS Agencies 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 agencies that are frustrated with this or that MSP provider or VMS system because they feel like concerns aren’t heard and they are treated as second class citizens. Having spent the first part of my career on the agency 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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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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