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How Healthcare Leaders Can Leverage Workforce Optimization

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 5, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Healthcare leaders have different ideas on what workforce optimization is and why it is essential to their healthcare system. Understanding contingent staffing needs, providing in-demand clinicians to your facilities, and knowing what is costing the healthcare system, can be overwhelming, especially in today's challenging and changing environment. 

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Topics: Industry Updates, VISTA, Facilities & Practices, workforce optimization

Case Study: Cost Containment Through Workforce Optimization

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jul 22, 2020 9:00:00 AM

VISTA recently embarked on an engagement with a large multi-specialty medical and healthcare management group to discuss the challenges they were facing. These challenges included the following major areas: cost containment, transparency, compliance, and how to reduce the dependency on locum tenens.

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Topics: Industry Updates, VISTA, Facilities & Practices, workforce optimization

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.

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Topics: VISTA, Facilities & Practices, workforce optimization

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

Welcome to our blog!

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.