One of the most challenging tasks hospitals and other healthcare organizations face is staff management. Proper staffing is essential to ensure that the hospital operates smoothly and that all patients have a positive experience. However, because staffing can be so complex and involves so many diverse challenges, many organizations struggle to find an efficient and effective way to manage contingency staff, provide continuity of care, maintain a positive patient experience and drive bottom-line growth. This article, discuss two types of staffing technologies that can help with these tasks: VMS and MSP. Most healthcare organizations will find that one or both of these solutions reduce problems with contingency staff management.
When clinician turnover happens in your healthcare organization, it is very tempting to fill the position as quickly as possible. A vacancy can add strain to an already overtaxed pool and result in a lapse in inpatient care.
Healthcare providers have a tremendous capacity to help heal people within their community. The issue is that often, not everyone within that community has an equal opportunity to receive the highest quality care based on circumstances often outside their control. A systemic attempt to correct these imbalances is known as striving for health equity.
Since the spread of COVID-19, hospitals across the country have suffered a shortage of critical care providers due to the increased demand brought on by the healthcare crisis. The U.S. is projected to experience a shortage of over 7,900 critical care physicians due to COVID-19. Subsequently, many hospitals need critical care physicians, but it can be challenging to find the right candidates within the time they need them.
Hospitals face particular challenges in critical care physician staffing, which VISTA's Rapid Response Recruitment Solutions can help overcome.
According to Deloitte, 51% to 60% of hospitals could hit negative margins by 2025. The healthcare industry is notoriously difficult to manage, given the constant payer mix changes, regulatory pressures, and rising labor costs. Behind the veil of regulatory frictions and insurance confusion, tangible ways to contain and control costs can offer immediate relief. Reducing turnover can significantly reduce your costs, improve quality of care, and help you build sustainable and stable financial models to tackle the other challenges.
In-house recruiters may not be working directly with patients, but the decisions they make regarding the workforce have great potential to influence your medical group’s overall performance.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.