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How Technology Can Help You Manage the Physician Shortage

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jul 8, 2020 10:02:23 AM


According to AAMC, by 2032, the American healthcare system will be short almost 122,000 physicians. This ongoing physician shortage is only going to get worse. With the lack of qualified clinicians, it is leaving healthcare systems and facilities scrambling to fill positions and balance the need for continuity of care against the need to control staffing costs.

Healthcare organizations need a technology-based approach to handle immediate and long-term staffing needs, and a better way to manage them from every angle. Our cloud-based staffing management software, VISTA Select, and our surrounding services provide hospitals and practices with a proven workforce optimization strategy and offer:

    • Bill rate standardization
    • Optimization of the supplier base
    • Automated provider tiering
    • Consolidated invoicing
    • Vendor scorecards
    • Credentialing portal
    • Locum tenens to permanent placement conversions

When subscribing to VISTA Select, not only does it come to our clients at no cost, but you receive a comprehensive Workforce Optimization Review. During this review, VISTA will take a deep dive into the data, analytics, and processes. They will identify the areas most needing improvement. The review will reveal ways the VISTA Select program can save facilities money.   

Once the review is complete, the VISTA experts will implement the VISTA Select cloud-based software. The software will have a customized dashboard that displays essential information at a glance. Allowing you to manage locum tenens providers, staffing needs, and standardize communication and workflow processes. Essentially it will increase efficiency and productivity while taking the guesswork out of optimizing your workforce.

The physician shortage isn’t going away anytime soon and utilizing technology to gain transparency into your data and analytics is how to get a real handle on your staffing needs. To read more about the benefits of the VISTA Select software, download our complimentary whitepaper here.


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Topics: VISTA, Facilities & Practices, workforce optimization


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About VISTA Staffing Solutions

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.