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HWL launches partnership for locums management for azhha


Healthcare Workforce logistics (HWL) has been engaged to manage a Locums Managed Service Program (MSP) for the Arizona Healthcare and Hospital Association (AzHHA) including HWL proprietary Locums VMS.

Newswire Press Release

The new program that launches December 1, 2018 allows AzHHA members to take advantage of HWL's extensive locums agency network to meet their temporary physician and advance practice staffing needs. HWL's program enables AzHHA members to seamlessly expand the number of locums agencies they work with; simplifies the ordering, screening and on-boarding process for members; and reduces costs associated with contracting for locums by creating a competitive marketplace.

Are you an Locum provider interested in joining the program? 

Agency Sign Up Form

Benefits to AzHHA Members

  • Quality: Access to pre-vetted suppliers that meet AzHHA quality, insurance and compliance standards
  • Cost Savings: Competitive rate benchmarking for all provider specialties with favorable buy out terms
  • Simplicity: One standard agreement to sign which provides you access to all selected suppliers
  • Efficiency: Access to HWL Vendor Management System (VMS) for all requisitions, candidate credentialing and onboarding, timekeeping, invoicing and reporting
  • Transparency: Real time utilization and spending dashboards and reports
  • Insights: Quarterly Business Reports on program success outcomes, utilization data and trends across Arizona

Link to: Hospital Members Sign Up

Participating member hospitals and affiliated agencies will benefit from HWL's proprietary Locums designed Vendor Management System (VMS) for streamlined coordination of all candidate proposals, name clearing, credentialing, timekeeping ,expense management and reporting.

John Koeneke, vice president of business development for the Arizona Healthcare and Hospital Association, stated that "The AzHHA Affiliated Partners Program understands the unique needs of our hospital members as the demand for quality healthcare increases, especially as we see a growing and aging population. In our quest to make Arizona the healthiest state in the nation, we are partnering with services that will assist in providing quality care to the people, patients and communities across our state."

About HWL Locums VMS/MSP Solution

 "We are excited to be supporting AzHHA APP's initiative to improve the process and reduce the costs of sourcing locum physicians for its members," said Jonathan Ward, president of Healthcare Workforce Logistics. "This agreement enables all members, but especially those rural members who face locum staffing challenges, to source the right locum physician at a market rate to deliver patient care in their communities."

About AzHHA 
AzHHA is Arizona's statewide association for those organizations and individuals devoted to collectively building better healthcare and health for the patients, people and communities of Arizona. Founded in 1939, AzHHA's objective is to improve healthcare through Better Care, Better Health and Lower Costs with the ultimate goal of making Arizona the healthiest state in the nation. For more information, please contact communications@azhha.org or call (602) 445- 4300.

About Healthcare Workforce Logistics
HWL is the leader and innovator in vendor-neutral healthcare workforce solutions (VMS & MSP) to healthcare employers across the nation. With expertise and experience, HWL helps healthcare employers optimize their workforce to increase efficiency, improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. HWL delivers managed services programs (MSP), vendor management systems (VMS), candidate sourcing tools, consulting and other services. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health providers and many other healthcare settings. For more information about Healthcare Workforce Logistics, visit www.hwlmsp.com.   

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November 19, 2018/By Jonathan Ward
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Author: Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward is President of Healthcare Workforce Logistics and has over two decades of experience in leading healthcare workforce solutions providers in healthcare. Prior to founding HWL he held numerous executive roles at Cross Country Healthcare, including Chief Strategy Officer and President of the company’s Nurse and Allied staffing division. During his tenure at Cross Country Staffing, Jonathan led the successful launch of the company’s agency-based workforce solutions business.
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