Should Hospitals Focus on Eliminating Their Agency Staff?

It's a question that never seems to go away. Can hospitals truly eliminate all of their agency usage? Perhaps a better question is – should they? From a management perspective, the healthcare staffing industry seems to be one of the last to see the usage of temporary labor as being negative. By now we've all…

Vendor Management Services (VMS) – What’s in a name? [pt. 1]

Vendor Management is certainly nothing new.  However, being a consistently growing segment in healthcare staffing and watching the dust recently settle from the bankruptcy of Chimes, there is still plenty to talk about.  VMS:  Vendor Management Services?  Vendor Management Systems?  Does that include Managed Service Providers?  What about Group Purchasing Organizations?  Exactly. Wikipedia defines Vendor…

Company Soundbite [Tech] – Amistaff Healthcare Technology

Amistaff Healthcare Technology High Point, North CarolinaRon Gonzalez – CEO Company Sound Bite:    Software solutions provider to healthcare industry improving employee workflow. Q&A:How do you feel your technology helps the healthcare staffing industry?    “Our products automate the mundane tasks recruiters and staffing employees perform everyday.  They also standardize and apply high quality assurance features to…