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HWL Launches Partnership to Manage Locums MSP for Colorado Hospital Association Shared Services

HWL launches partnership to manage locums MSP for Colorado hospital association (CHA).

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

Newswire Press Release

The new program that launches March 1, 2019 allows CHA members to take advantage of HWL’s extensive locums agency network to meet their temporary physician requirements and advance practice staffing needs. HWL’s program enables CHA members to simplify the ordering, screening and on-boarding process, and reduce costs by creating a marketplace where locums firms compete for the member’s business. Most importantly, members will have the ability to individually choose which locums firms they wish to work with from amongst HWL’s large panel of national and regional high-quality locums firms.

Are you an Locum provider interested in joining the program? 

Agency Sign Up Form

Benefits to CHA Members

  • Quality: Access to pre-vetted suppliers that meet CHA 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 Colorado

Are you a CHS Member interested in joining the program?

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.

Michael Scott, CHA vice president of Shared Services, stated that “CHA Shared Services understands the unique needs of its hospital members as the demand for quality healthcare increases, and especially as we see a growing and aging population. This program is aligned with the association’s mission to support CHA members in a collaborative way that will help advance the health of their communities through affordable, accessible high-quality health care.”

About HWL Locums VMS/MSP Solution

“We are excited to be supporting CHA’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, and 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 Colorado Hospital Association

Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is the leading voice of Colorado’s hospital and health system community. Representing 110-member hospitals and health systems throughout the state, CHA serves as a trusted, credible and reliable resource on health issues, hospital data and trends for its members, media, policymakers and the general public. Through CHA, Colorado’s hospitals and health systems work together in their shared commitment to improve health and health care in Colorado.

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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or visit CHA Locums Agency Management Overview

February 20, 2019/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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