4 Ways to Control Contingent Labor Costs

As Baby Boomers continue to age and require more care, healthcare facilities are responding by increasing their use of contingent clinicians. However, as a contingent workforce grows in size, so too can labor costs. Accordingly, healthcare leaders are searching for ways to reduce contingent labor spend and increase efficiency without impacting patient care. Sound familiar? …

The Top 5 Healthcare Podcasts You Need to Hear

While no one healthcare leader can know it all, podcasts can help keep you informed on the latest healthcare policies and news. However, with so many different healthcare podcasts out there, it can be difficult to find which ones are worth the listen. Well, look no further because we’ve compiled the top five healthcare podcasts …

Travel Nurses Day 2018 Is Coming!

Did you know that Travel Nurses Day is Friday, October 12th? Travel Nurses do more than just temporarily fill open positions in your hospital. They also help boost patient safety, improve patient satisfaction, and relieve perm staff fatigue. For these reasons and so many others, Medical Solutions created this annual holiday to recognize and appreciate …

Medical Solutions Plus Recruits Top Talent for UHC

Overview: Founded in 1970, United Hospital Center (UHC) is an acute care facility in Bridgeport, West Virginia. The community hospital has 292 private inpatient rooms and a medical staff that consists of more than 140 primary care and specialty physicians. UHC employs more than 2,000 associates and is a member of WVU Medicine. The Challenge: …

VMS vs. MSP: What’s the Difference?

Both vendor management systems (VMS) and managed service providers (MSP) offer hospitals efficiency improvements in contingency staff management, but which one is best? If your healthcare facility is currently considering a VMS or an MSP, we’ve got the following cheat sheet to help you determine which model is right for you: So, what is a …

Four Ways to Prepare for Flu Season

Fall is that glorious time of year when the air turns crisp, leaves brilliantly change color, and pumpkins become lattes. Unfortunately, it also means flu season is just around the corner. While the fight against the flu is often unpredictable, you can still plan for the unexpected with these four flu season preparedness tips. Practice …

ASHHRA Conference 2018

What do the Steelers, Justin Timberlake, and healthcare staffing experts have in common?  They’ll all be in Pittsburgh this fall, of course. And you should be too! Why? The ASHHRA annual conference is happening this September 15th-18th, and if you’re in the healthcare HR industry, you won’t want to miss this event! The American Society …

5 TED Talks for Healthcare Leaders

In need of a little inspiration? Healthcare Staffing Blog has compiled a collection of TED Talks to help you gain fresh insights and new perspectives on issues facing the ever-evolving healthcare industry. These 5 TED Talks for healthcare leaders will be sure to leave you feeling motivated and refreshed!   The doctors, nurses, and aid …