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6 Things to Define Before Hiring Your Next Clinician

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 10, 2021 9:15:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Facilities & Practices, Recruiting, Staffing Technology, workforce optimization, Government

Breaking Down the Barriers to Health Equality

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Dec 10, 2020 1:26:06 PM

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.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Facilities & Practices, Labor Strategy, Staffing Technology, workforce optimization, Telehealth, Government

Challenges Facing Critical Care Physician Staffing and How to Fix Them

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Nov 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Facilities & Practices, Staffing Technology, workforce optimization

Hiring and Retention Strategies for Preserving your Revenue Stream

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 28, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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. 

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

How Workforce Optimization Will Support Your Medical Organization

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Sep 17, 2020 4:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: VISTA, Facilities & Practices, Staffing Technology, 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: Facilities & Practices, Staffing Technology, workforce optimization

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 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

VMS vs MSP: What You Should Know About These Staffing Technologies

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 9, 2020 12:32:19 PM

One of the most difficult tasks hospitals and other healthcare facilities face is staff management. Proper staffing is essential to ensure that the hospital operates smoothly and that all patients have a positive experience. Because staffing can be so complex and involves so many diverse challenges, many facilities 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. In this article, we discuss two types of staffing technologies that can help with these tasks: VMS and MSP. Most healthcare facilities will find that one or both of these solutions reduce problems with contingency staff management.

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Topics: Facilities & Practices, Recruiting, Staffing Technology

 

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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.