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The new program that launches in September, 2019 allows Maine Hospital Association 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 MHA 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.
Benefits to MHA Members
- Quality: Access to pre-vetted suppliers that meet MHA 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 the state of Maine
Interested in learning more? Link to: MHA Members More Information Page
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.
Steven Michaud, president of Maine Hospital Association, added, "We are pleased to bring this valuable service to our members at a time when the demand for quality physicians increases, especially as we see a growing and aging population. Partnering with Healthcare Workforce Logistics enables MHA members to contract with dozens of high-quality locums agencies under one standard agreement with favorable terms and fee structures, while also providing a technology platform that was built for locums, creating additional efficiencies and transparency."
"We're excited to be supporting Maine Hospital Solutions' initiative to improve the process and reduce the costs of sourcing locum physicians for MHA members," said Jonathan Ward, president of Healthcare Workforce Logistics. "With this partnership, all members—and especially those in rural areas who face locum staffing challenges—can source the right locum physician at a market rate to deliver patient care in their communities."
The Maine Hospital Association represents all 36 community-governed hospitals in Maine. Formed in 1937, the Augusta-based non-profit association is the primary advocate for hospitals in the Maine State Legislature, the U.S. Congress and state and federal regulatory agencies. It also provides educational services and serves as a clearinghouse for comprehensive information for its hospital members, lawmakers and the public. MHA is a leader in developing healthcare policy and works to stimulate public debate on important healthcare issues that affect all of Maine's citizens.
Maine Hospital Solutions is a wholly owned entity of MHA that offers an Endorsed Business Partner Program with a core focus on identifying innovative organizations that are committed to fostering operational excellence by providing value added services to Maine Hospital Association members.
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.
For more information about the MHA program contact:
Vice President – Healthcare Workforce Logistics
Office: (407) 249-3172 |Cell: 630-913-6629