SOURCE: ShiftWise


August 30, 2012 08:00 ET

Take Care Health Systems Achieves Control and Transparency Over Temporary and Contract Staffing Process With ShiftWise Vendor Management System

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2012) - Take Care Health Systems (TCHS), a healthcare provider that operates more than 400 clinics in corporate offices across the U.S., has ensured compliance and improved quality and cost controls with ShiftWise Vendor Management System (VMS).

By implementing ShiftWise, a web-based system that simplifies the contingent staffing process making it easier to communicate with vendors or staff on a large scale, Take Care Health accomplished three key objectives:

1. Gained control and transparency over temporary and contract staffing processes and spend.
2. Ensured compliance among the contingent staff working at over 400 health centers every day.
3. Ensured quality standards are met for every temporary worker.

A case study detailing the results Take Care Health achieved is available for immediate download. The case study details how TCHS transitioned from an outdated model that relied on one vendor to fill 3,200 annual staffing requests to an automated solution.

Among the findings is that ShiftWise's real-time reporting on staffing activity, vendor performance, and quality of staff has helped Take Care Health uncover high-level intelligence that leads to better decision making both from a quality and financial perspective.

"We are able to keep a history of our relationship with each worker in the system," said Mark Robinson, director of talent acquisition at Take Care Health. "If someone doesn't meet our standards, we simply block them from returning. Over time, this does wonders for ensuring all of our staff meet our quality standards."

The reporting in the ShiftWise tool also provided insights that are expected to lead to future cost savings.

"ShiftWise will help us identify where we need to hire additional full-time staff or expand the size and usage of our float pool," says Robinson. "We anticipate this will reduce our temporary staffing company-wide, and with a $6 million annual spend for temporary staffing, these savings will likely be significant."

"Take Care Health's use and benefits of ShiftWise really show the power and flexibility of the ShiftWise system for a complex national healthcare provider," said Jason Drucker, chief operating officer, ShiftWise. "To do it without any up-front costs or IT resources proves how valuable our cloud-based tool can be in delivering quality and cost improvements for healthcare organizations large and small."

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