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  • AMN Ambulatory Staffing Services Overview

    September 14, 2017 - AMN Healthcare provides access to the most extensive network of pre-screened, highly trained, and adaptable healthcare professionals to fill ambulatory staffing needs.

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  • How Predictive Analytics are Solving Staffing and Scheduling Challenges in an Increasingly Complex Healthcare Delivery Environment

    July 14, 2017 - This analysis examines how predictive analytics works and why it is gaining traction in the healthcare industry, through information from healthcare organizations where predictive analytics and advanced labor management have produced significant results.

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  • Clinical Recruitment & Patient Satisfaction

    June 14, 2017 - Patient satisfaction is now a critical priority for hospitals and health systems, as growing competition in the healthcare industry, value-based reimbursements, and evolving models of patient-centered care heighten attention on how patients experience their care.

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  • A Single-Hospital Study of Travel Nurses and Quality: What is Their Impact on the Patient Experience?

    May 1, 2017 - This study examines the use of travel nurses at a community hospital in the southern United States. The hospital is representative of large regional providers at the urban-rural interface, and is in one of the fastest-growing regions in the country, with an estimated population of just over 300,000. As such, it shares the characteristics of a healthcare provider with high urban demand and wide rural coverage.

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  • Will the Trend Toward Higher Education Impact Nurse Supply? Implications for Workforce Planning

    December 16, 2016 - Shortages of nurses, particularly regional and specialty shortages, are widely acknowledged among care providers and in the health care staffing and workforce solutions sector of the health care industry. Orders for temporary nurses—including travel and per diem nurses—surged beginning in mid-2014 for AMN Healthcare, the nation's largest nurse staffing company, and have continued to be so strong that they cannot all be filled with existing supply. This trend for both permanent and temporary nurses is occurring throughout the health care industry, and is clearly reflected in data from federal sources showing a widening gap of unfilled health care jobs over the last 2 years.

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  • Health Care Evolution Is Driving Staffing Industry Transformation

    December 16, 2016 - This article shares insights into workforce challenges and solutions throughout the health care industry.

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  • 5 Criteria for Choosing an Urgent Care Staffing Partner

    September 30, 2015 - Staffing shortages can be detrimental to an urgent care center, so choosing the right healthcare staffing partner is critical. Ultimately the decision can impact patient outcomes, patient wait times, patient satisfaction evaluations, and even your bottom line. When choosing your urgent care staffing partner, you’ll want to look for a provider that (a) can give you access to the most qualified healthcare professionals who are passionate about patient care and (b) understand patient expectations when visiting an urgent care facility. These expectations include high-quality care, short wait times, extended hours and cost savings.

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  • Urgent Care Braces for Unprecedented Growth

    September 29, 2015 - In its 2014 Benchmarking Survey Report, the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), which provides education, leadership and resources for the successful practice of urgent care (UC), said that one of the reasons the urgent care industry continues to grow is “the shortage of primary care physicians and, therefore, access to them.”

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  • Staffing Shortages May Challenge Robust Urgent Care Center Growth

    September 29, 2015 - Forbes recently reported that the urgent care (UC) industry is booming. So much so that a recently purchased chain of urgent care centers helped the revenues of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum Health to jump 33 percent to $3.4 billion in second-quarter 2015.

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  • 6 Criteria for Choosing a Home Healthcare Staffing Partner

    August 8, 2015 - Clinician staffing shortages, especially during times of exponential growth, can be detrimental to your home healthcare agency unless you choose the right healthcare staffing partner.

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