The Vendor Management Systems (VMS) model is one that automates the workflow of placing contingent healthcare professionals -- and its use within healthcare systems for Locum Tenens placement is increasing.
Not all VMS tools or programs are alike. Features and processes can vary based on the VMS tool, its configuration and the process behind it. Some clients take the features of a VMS tool and tag on supplementary service and support through an MSP (Managed Services Provider), which provides dedicated resources to facilitate the acceptance process, credentialing and on-assignment support.
Recent transformations in healthcare are prompting another look at medical ethics, particularly as relationships among clinicians change. AMN Healthcare ethics specialist Nadine Salmon, MSN, BSN, answers key questions around why it is becoming increasingly important that nurses understand theirevolving role as ethical practitioners within team-based care.