Blog News November 21, 2013

AMN Healthcare Acquires ShiftWise

AMN Enhances Workforce Solutions Offering with the Addition of Industry Leading Workforce and Vendor Management Technology

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., the innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and largest provider of staffing services in the nation, announced today the acquisition of ShiftWise, a leading national provider of web-based healthcare workforce solutions – including its vendor management system (VMS) – to hospitals and other healthcare systems. ShiftWise technologies help manage internal float pool resources, contingent staffing vendors, time and attendance, and credentialing, while seamlessly integrating staffing resources into one proprietary system.

"We believe the addition of ShiftWise's robust suite of vendor management software will complement AMN's current Workforce Solutions offerings," explains Susan Salka, President and CEO of AMN Healthcare. "This strategic acquisition is an investment in addressing the diverse needs of our clients by providing a unique vendor neutral technology option as well as other workforce technology solutions that will instantly expand our capabilities. We want to continue to evolve the ShiftWise mission and promote broad adoption of their unique technologies across the industry."

ShiftWise will retain its brand, location and leadership. It will continue to sell and support its vendor management technology directly to healthcare clients, affiliate vendors and to MSP providers, including AMN.  ShiftWise will continue to deliver vendor management solutions directly to customers independently of the AMN MSP offering.

ShiftWise's advanced Healthcare Workforce Management Software Applications include:

ShiftWise VMS – A technology platform that automates the entire process of working with staffing agencies through online scheduling, credential tracking, time-keeping, reporting, secure payments and error free invoicing. ShiftWise VMS technology can be configured to support both vendor neutral and MSP strategies.

ShiftWise Connect – Optimizes the management of regular and agency staff, float pools and per diem professionals through online order sending and self-scheduling capabilities that improve fill rates and staff quality.

ShiftWise Staff Time Tracker – A web-based portal that provides an easy-to-use and secure process for capturing internal or external staff time and attendance. 

ShiftWise Veristaff – An automated system that easily uploads, tracks and simplifies the management of all staff certifications, credentials and documents.

"Our acquisition provides AMN with the ability to offer clients ShiftWise's leading technology through a vendor neutral management solution and to power its managed services programs (MSP)," stated ShiftWise President Steve Schwartz.  "We are excited to be a part of the AMN family and are committed to working together to provide our clients with a broad range of innovative workforce management solutions."