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Health IT Status Report: Interactive Map

iWatch – the center for public integrity, put out an interactive map providing a visual on the status of EHR implementations in the U.S. This map provides a status report on where states stand in distributing Medicaid incentive payments for adoption of health information technology. It's pretty interesting to look at the data this way…

Top Healthcare Staffing News of 2010 and Predictions for 2011

At the end of 2009 we recapped the top stories in the healthcare staffing industry and made our predictions for healthcare staffing industry trends in 2010. As 2010 now comes to a close, it's interesting to see how we did on these predictions, reflect on industry events in 2010 and make some predictions on healthcare…

The Healthcare Staffing Report – Headline News (6.14.10 – 6.18.10)

This weeks headline news stories from The Healthcare Staffing Report. This week's big Breaking News Story was about Medical Staffing Network declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy. I have posted stories previously on this blog as Medical Staffing Network has been navigating previously these waters. The news broke on The Healthcare Staffing Report on Tuesday. Here is…

The Healthcare Staffing Report – Headline News (5.17.10 – 5.21.10)

This weeks headline news stories from The Healthcare Staffing Report. Here is a list of this weeks top Headline News: Monday:  Nurses Key to Quality Patient Care Improvements Tuesday:  Increase in Temp Hires Point to Recovery Wednesday: Labor Shortage Still a Problem for Healthcare Thursday: Hospitals Under Budget, Regulation Pressures Friday: Hospitals Fined for Putting…

Shortage of Physicians in the U.S. Only Getting Worse

This article from the Wall Street Journal talks about the increasing shortage of physicians in the U.S. and how it looks as though it will only get worse. To make matters worse, many people believe that the new healthcare reform act will cause more people to consume healthcare resources, thereby increasing the need for healthcare…

Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Staffing & Civility

Last week Healthcare Reform legislation was finally made into law. It's no secret that I've been a big proponent of this idea and written several blog posts on how healthcare reform will affect healthcare staffing agencies. Although I'm happy this legislation exists and will hopefully continue to improve I am disappointed it didn't go far…

Bankruptcy Possible for Medical Staffing Network

The economy continues to take its toll on the healthcare staffing industry. Even the largest healthcare staffing agencies can’t seem to find any shelter. Yesterday, one of the largest healthcare staffing firms in the nation, Medical Staffing Network Holdings Inc., warned investors that it could file for Chapter 11 in bankruptcy court to fend off…

Revenue Continues to Drop for Major Healthcare Staffing Firms

The top two staffing agencies in the industry continue to see their revenue decline. Yesterday, Cross Country Healthcare Inc. reported a fourth-quarter revenue decline of 39.7% to $124.1 million from fourth quarter 2008 revenue of $205.9 million. In addition, Cross Country's nurse and allied staffing revenue fell 47.1% on a year-over-year basis to $65.4 million….