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How to Capture More Market Share with Workforce Optimization

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jun 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Patient expectations have never been higher. And it is up to you to create an effective workforce management strategy that will help you meet or exceed these expectations. While plans may vary according to hospital type, they all focus on the strategic utilization of physicians and other hospital employees to meet or exceed customer expectations. 

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Topics: VISTA, Facilities & Practices

What is the Importance of HR Analytics for Hospitals?

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jun 9, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Human resources professionals encounter a large amount of data every day. When used correctly, this data can help increase profits and even generate revenue. The term for this deep dive into your HR data is using "HR analytics." HR analytics is defined as the interpretation of metrics for various HR-related functions. Examples of this can include training expenses per employee, the time it takes to hire a candidate, or the time it takes to promote an employee.

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Topics: workforce optimization

5 Ways Workforce Optimization Drives Workforce Productivity

Posted by VISTA Staffing on May 18, 2020 12:11:56 PM

Increasing productivity at a hospital is no small undertaking - especially given the current physician shortage impacting the healthcare industry. If there are too few clinicians available to treat patients, morale sinks, which negatively impacts productivity. But if the supply of clinicians exceeds demand, the resulting inefficiency can erode already-thin profit margins.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Facilities & Practices, HR, Recruiting, Labor Strategy, Staffing Technology, workforce optimization

Importance of a Talent Strategy and Workforce Optimization

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Apr 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

A talent strategy is one of the most powerful tools in an HR leader's arsenal. An effective talent strategy will help a hospital survive and thrive by attracting and retaining top-tier employees. But a talent strategy will never be as effective as it could be unless you optimize your workforce. Below is a look at the critical role of workforce optimization, a necessary tool for a talent strategy to truly succeed.

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Topics: workforce optimization

Four Reasons to Adopt Telehealth Today

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Apr 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Over the past few years, telehealth has surged in popularity. Around 76% of hospitals are already using this technology, connecting with patients from a distance to help monitor their vital signs, symptoms, and current health needs. 

Not only does telehealth make it easier to fit in patients and see them in a timely manner, but it can also allow providers to connect directly with patients without the need for patients to leave their homes. 

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Topics: workforce optimization, Telehealth

5 Ways to Optimize Clinician Labor Costs

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 10, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Between a tightening labor market and an aging population, it may seem like there are simply not enough clinicians to go around. Labor costs now account for 60% of an average hospital's total budget, highlighting the need to control labor expenses. But for many hospital administrators, a reduction in total labor costs can seem like an insurmountable feat. And with many hospitals lacking standardized labor cost data, many hospital administrators are unable to pinpoint to the exact reasons why they are overspending.

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Topics: workforce optimization

Gain a Competitive Edge in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Feb 20, 2020 11:32:00 AM

Consider the fact that, according to Forbes, high performers are as much as 800% more productive than their colleagues. And they cost the same as any other employee.

However, filling all your positions with highly-skilled medical professionals is especially difficult in a tight labor market. That makes it crucial to retain the high performers you have.

Being short-staffed puts extra stress on everybody: Wait times increase while responsiveness and communication decrease. This negatively impacts patient satisfaction and ultimately the practice’s bottom line.

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Topics: Interview/Hiring Tips

Improve Patient Experience with Workforce Optimization

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Feb 18, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Patient satisfaction is inextricably linked to the financial stability of a healthcare organization. Patients have learned that they have choices in selecting their providers and have developed a low tolerance for service that does not meet their expectations.

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Topics: Facilities & Practices, HR, Staffing Technology

How Much are Vacancies Costing Your Facility/Practice?

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 22, 2020 12:52:00 PM

Across all types of healthcare organizations, clinician vacancies have both direct and indirect costs. For hospitals and medical practices, physician vacancies can impact a variety of areas, including revenue, patient experience, quality of care and more. In this post, we will explore all the direct and indirect costs of these vacancies in depth. 

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Topics: Facilities & Practices, HR, Recruiting, Labor Strategy

How Staffing Levels Affect Patient Experience

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 15, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Not a moment too soon, optimizing the patient experience has become a top priority for many healthcare providers across the nation. As medical practices focus on providing patients with the proper level of support, the providers improve outcomes across the board.

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Topics: Facilities & Practices, HR, Staffing Technology

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At VISTA we’re dedicated to being our clients’ strategic workforce optimization partner. With our deep industry expertise and exclusive locums MSP technology, we help health systems, hospitals, practices and government entities build and sustain effective workforce models that ensure patient access to care and organizational stability. Covering more than 60 specialties, we staff physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to help our clients preserve revenue and maintain profitability.