• Staffing Powerhouse AMN Continues Expansion with Avantas Deal

    Modern Healthcare, December 26, 2014 - San Diego-based AMN Healthcare Services, a major provider of healthcare staffing services, has acquired Avantas, an Omaha, Neb.-based company that offers clinical-labor-management consulting and software.

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    Using Technology to Drive Business Innovation

    Baseline, December 4, 2014 - Building an IT organization that supports innovation, agility and growth is essential, and the right framework can unleash opportunities for business success.

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    New Jobs Emerging in Healthcare Industry

    San Diego Metro - Daily Business Report, November 19, 2014 - Survey shows Affordable Care Act, aging population among factors driving new workforce roles

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    4 Emerging Healthcare Jobs

    FierceHealthcare, November 10, 2014 - Reform drives push for new roles like care coordinator, population health officer.

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    'The Physician Assistant Will See You Now'

    San Diego Business Journal, November 7, 2014 - Hospitals respond to physician shortages with new staffing model.

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    Employee Engagement: Make It Meaningful

    Health Leaders Media, September 29, 2014 - Make employee engagement more than a buzzword by offering tangible, measurable benefits and creating meaningful interactions that really earn employee loyalty.

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    Giving in Guatemala

    Workforce Magazine, September 29, 2014 - AMN Healthcare President and CEO Susan Salka, recently led a volunteer company mission to villages in the highlands of Guatemala. There, teams operated an acute-care hospital and clinic and conducted community development projects.

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    The First 90 Days: Interview with AMN CIO Jeanette Sanchez

    Fierce CIO, September 19, 2014 - Jeanette Sanchez wears a lot of hats in her role as CIO of AMN Healthcare. She manages internal IT, customer facing technology, and oversees everything from infrastructure, enterprise architecture and solution delivery at the workforce solutions company.

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    In Search of Sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility

    Corporate Responsibility Magazine, September 16, 2014 - Last year, AMN Healthcare developed a partnership with a charitable institution on the mission of a lifetime, one that effectively aligns with our business strengths, provides powerful opportunities for team engagement, and divisional vice president of account management for AMN Healthcare.

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    Top 5 Qualities Recruiters Look for in Travel Nurses

    Healthcare Traveler, August 20, 2014 - All types of nursing require a special set of qualities and skills. But particularly in travel nursing, there are qualities that make some candidates stand out above the rest. Here are the top five qualities sought by recruiters by Carolina Araya, divisional vice president of account management for AMN Healthcare.

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    Beware Silos: Telehealth Can Turn into Fragmented Care

    mHealth News, August 6, 2014 - As telehealth continues to rapidly evolve, attention should be focused on ensuring proper integration into local medicine. Many successful telehealth programs have at least one common theme: collaboration between the on-the-ground and in-the-air physicians and nurses. 

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    Weighing Telehealth's Pros and Cons

    Health Leaders Media, August 4, 2014 - Despite fluctuating state licensure legislation and establishing a strong doctor-patient relationship, there are several benefits to implementing a telehealth program, including allowing workers who otherwise would be restricted an opportunity to work. "Nighthawking" for specialties such as radiology or telepharmacists also offer extended patient services. 

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    Recruiting Retired Clinicians

    HealthLeaders Media, July 21, 2014 - New laws aim to make it easier for retired doctors, nurses and dentists to find meaningful work seeing patients and mentoring younger clinicians. Know any elderly clinicians bored of tea parties with the grandkids and golf at the country club? A future of helping disadvantaged patients or mentoring young physicians just might await them, especially if they are residents of Illinois, where lawmakers think they've got the doctor shortage all figured out. 

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    The Health Care Waiting Game

    New York Times, July 5, 2014 - There is emerging evidence that lengthy waits to get a doctor’s appointment have become the norm in many parts of American medicine, particularly for general doctors but also for specialists. And that includes patients with private insurance as well as those with Medicaid or Medicare

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    Paging Nurse Practitioners As Demand Soars Under ObamaCare

    Forbes, June 29, 2014 - A new study by physician staffing firm Merrit Hawkins indicates the number of search assignments the company did for physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) jumped by 320 percent over the last two years. 

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    Fast-Growing Hospital Jobs

    HealthLeaders Media, June 16, 2014 - As healthcare continues to transform, the jobs within hospitals and health systems also continue to change. Recruiters who understand these changes are best equipped to compete to hire workers. 

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    Can Demand Keep Up with Supply?

    HRO Today, April 2014 - It may be surprising, but a growing number of healthcare professionals are hired, not by hospitals and large health systems, but nontraditional retail clinics, such as the one in the supermarket down the block or the pharmacy across the street. 

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    7 Major Healthcare Workforce Changes Not Caused by the PPACA

    March 13, 2014 - While the public debate about the healthcare transformation now underway focuses almost entirely on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the fact is that most of the current changes long predate the healthcare reform law.

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    Staff Care's Country Doctor of the Year Subject of Moving Television Profile 

    KARE11 Minneapolis, January 19, 2014 - Robert Bosl, M.D., Staff Care’s 2013 Country Doctor of the Year, was the subject of a moving CBS television profile that perfectly captures the essence of this outstanding physician’s heart and his extraordinary practice.

    You can view the news segment about Dr. Bosl here.  It is well worth a few minutes to learn more about this superb physician and to view the impact and reach of Staff Care’s Country Doctor of the Year Award!      


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    Three Things Hospitals Can Do to Reduce Clinician Vacancies

    Becker’s Hospital Review, December 18, 2013 - Hospitals are having a difficult time filling their empty physician and nurse slots. Hospital executives indicated a 17.6 percent vacancy rate for physicians and a 17 percent vacancy rate for nurses in 2013 — up from rates of 10.7 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively, in 2009 — according to the AMN Healthcare 2013 Clinical Workforce Survey. 

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    3 Ways Hospitals Can Improve Locum Tenens

    Becker's Hospital Review, October 11, 2012 - Bob Livonius, president of strategic workforce solutions at healthcare workforce management firm AMN Healthcare, and Randy Sparks, vice president of sales for AMN Healthcare workforce solutions, share three ways hospitals can improve locum tenens billing—and how it directly impacts the hospital’s bottom line.

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    5 Things You Don't Know About Healthcare Reform

    Insurance sign-ups are just around the corner for millions of Americans under healthcare reform, yet there's still much people don't know about this landmark legislation, particularly those changes occurring over the next decade inside hospitals, clinics and doctors' offices.
      

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    EHR Dissatisfaction: A Tech or People Problem?

    A percolating problem is beginning to boil over: doctors and nurses really do not like their new electronic health records systems. And, as EHR implementations increase ahead of government deadlines for incentive dollars, dissatisfaction among clinicians is growing. 

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    Temporary Nurse Staffing: Taking a Closer Look

    As wages, benefits, and non-labor costs for permanent registered nurses (RNs) trend upward, hospitals should
    reassess their approach to temporary nurse staffing.

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    2013 Bakers Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Recruitment Process Outsourcing\

    HRO Today's Baker's Dozen rankings are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services; the ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff.

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    More Than Staying Afloat

    HRO Today's Baker's Dozen rankings are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services; the ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff.
     
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    New Prescription: The Value Proposition for Healthcare Recruitment Outsourcing Rises with Hiring Complexity

    Approximately half of all expenditures by healthcare systems are spent on staffing. The caliber and quality of clinicians are critical - sometimes a matter of life and death. In the past, healthcare facility leaders didn't feel that they could trust such a responsibility to third-party recruitment firms. That is changing.


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    Social Media Savvy

    Today's clinical job seekers are becoming more sophisticated, engaged and targeted in their use of digital, mobile and social media, leveraging tools to more efficiently and effectively manage their job search and connect with others who can help their careers.
      

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    Staffing Gets Healthy

    The advancement of commerce has always been marked by disruptive ideas that displace traditional ways of doing things. Managed services program (MSP) represent that type of pivot point in the current transformation of the healthcare industry.
      

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    The Ailing Healthcare Workforce

    Healthcare reform, the biggest transformation in that sector in our nation’s history, is fundamentally a workforce-related initiative. Yet you don’t hear much very much about the healthcare workforce in the national debate over the complex Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
      

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    The Rising Tides

    Rapid changes are a response to healthcare reform, burgeoning numbers of seniors who need more care, ever-stricter quality mandates, an electronic health records revolution, pressure to restrict costs, new, sophisticated devices and a general escalation in the complexity of patient care.
      

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