Healthcare MSP and Clinical Care- It’s a Match

At a recent healthcare conference, administrators identified the growing need to reduce soaring overhead costs while challenged with attracting and hiring more qualified workers on site.  Recent healthcare reform has caused an influx of patients into many hospitals and outpatient treatment centers, but qualified candidates are difficult to find due to significant shortages in a healthcare “skills gap.” This represents the perfect storm for healthcare administrators.  How do you hire more qualified candidates and reduce costs without sacrificing patient care?  The answer is to partner with a healthcare MSP.

A healthcare MSP, or managed service provider, is the solution health systems have been seeking. Using a healthcare MSP, health systems are able to reduce costs by an average of 18-20% while enhancing the quality of their contingent workforce.  This allows health systems to focus on delivering superior patient care without sacrificing on any quality.

Partner with a Healthcare MSP for the Best Results

Providing the right solution for clinical care can be difficult.  Not just any MSP can deliver the right solution.  That’s why it’s important to partner with a healthcare MSP.  A technology MSP or an enterprise MSP may not have the specific healthcare knowledge that a health system requires.  Consider the ways in which a healthcare MSP can provide the assistance health systems need:

  • A healthcare MSP has clinical expertise. MSP’s are often seen as a third party oversight into systems that may not be performing at optimal levels.  Often, clinical care workers are concerned that as these systems change, they will lose the ability to compete for the best talent, or that patient care may suffer.  Only a healthcare MSP has the expertise to implement lasting workforce solutions that enhance clinical care access to top talent and increase their ability to provide the best patient care. They do this with a keen eye on improving existing clinical systems and processes, supporting clinical care teams’ ability to do more with less.  A healthcare MSP allows clinical teams to focus on the business of patient care with a support team on the ground to ensure efficient processes enhance quality of hire and compliance while reducing costs.
  • A healthcare MSP has strong clinical staffing relationships. Many MSP’s have staffing relationships, but only a healthcare MSP has strong nationwide relationships with clinical staffing providers. Primary MSP’s may have a focus in clinical care, but they may miss opportunities to work with a health system’s existing suppliers or to lower costs for the same talented workers. As the nation’s largest healthcare MSP, RightSourcing is also vendor neutral and works with health systems to ensure they retain the ability to work with existing suppliers. A strong healthcare MSP program can expect 98-100% supplier adoption.  Clinical care will not suffer from a lack of qualified candidates; instead, they can expect to become more competitive with reduced time to fill, better market rates, and enhanced access to clinical care suppliers.
  • Regulatory compliance is always top of mind. Health systems are required to comply with a variety of state and federal regulations, from Joint Commission Certification to Affordable Care Act requirements, Department of Labor requirements and more.  MSP’s are able to promote efficient processes, but only a healthcare MSP does this with an eye on healthcare compliance.  A healthcare MSP has the expertise necessary to ensure contingent workers are all credentialed prior to their start date, that they are properly vaccinated, and pre-screened prior to being able to interact with patients. Their documents are kept easily accessible by healthcare administrators in the event of a Joint Commission visit or audit.  Enterprise MSP’s or technology MSP’s may not have the foresight to monitor these compliance issues and to ensure it’s a strong component of the program.

When considering partnering with an MSP, it’s important that health systems choose the right one.  Clinical care demands special knowledge and expertise that a healthcare MSP can provide. To find out how your health system can benefit, contact RightSourcing for a free workforce analysis.

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