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ShiftWise Passes 350-Customers: Extends Market Lead in Healthcare Staffing
ShiftWis Healthcare Staffings Contingent Workforce Management Leader Closes Banner Year
PORTLAND, Ore., February 21—ShiftWise,
the nation's leading provider of online healthcare staffing management
services, closed the 2006 calendar year with impressive customer
growth, bringing the total number of healthcare facilities using the
company's service to more than 350 nationwide. In 2006, ShiftWise led
the charge to simplify supplemental staffing management and procurement
processes, and reduce costs for hospitals struggling with the ongoing
national shortage of healthcare professionals. The company's efforts
resulted in record adoption of its services.
customer growth and 100% customer satisfaction has placed ShiftWise as
the industry standard for online supplemental staffing management in
2006," said Steve Schwartz, CEO ShiftWise. "You know you're absolutely
meeting the needs of the marketplace when you achieve renewal rates of
100%. We take great pride in knowing that healthcare facilities using
ShiftWise have reported increased efficiencies and decreased
expenditures, which then allows them to focus their resources on their
top priority, outstanding patient care. We look forward to working with
healthcare facilities nationwide to achieve even greater success in
Web-based automated staffing management solution offers an unmatched
suite of services currently in use by hundreds of hospitals and
staffing companies nationwide. With ShiftWise, hospital clients can
effortlessly manage resources from external staffing companies via the
Web with only a few clicks of a mouse. Administrative costs are
decreased through streamlined order management and improved record
keeping. ShiftWise's technology reduces the complexity of managing
multiple vendors, allowing the staffing and credentialing processes to
be managed more effectively and foster quality control.
has made our agency staffing process much easier and has helped us put
additional controls in place," said Dan Tippett, director, Operating
Efficiency for The Ohio State University Medical Center. "Since
adopting the ShiftWise service, we have reduced our agency costs
significantly. Finally, we have improved control of our agency staffing
process, costs and clinical requirements."
also enjoyed a record amount of awareness in 2006 fueled by coverage in
business, healthcare, staffing-industry media. Leading publications,
including Investor's Business Daily, Dow Jones VentureWire, American
Venture, Healthcare IT News and SI Review, featured positive coverage
of ShiftWise, as well as customer profiles illustrating the benefits of
adopting the company's service.
Strong Staffing Industry Partnerships
its new ShiftWise Affiliate Vendor (SAV) Program, ShiftWise established
relationships with leading staffing agencies and enabled them to
provide online supplemental staffing management solutions to their
hospital customers. Participating agencies received all of the benefits
of providing the industry-standard supplemental staffing management
service to their customers while enjoying significantly reduced costs
for healthcare staff booked through the ShiftWise service. Since its
debut in June, the program added leading staffing providers, including
Cross Country Staffing, InteliStaf Healthcare, HRN Services, Aedon
Staffing and MedTrust, as well as MedAssets Supply Chain Systems, one
of the nation's largest healthcare group purchasing organizations.
New Corporate Headquarters and Enhanced Regional Service
also finished the year with the opening of new corporate headquarters.
Last month, the company relocated its operations from Lake Oswego,
Ore., to expanded facilities in Portland in response to the rapid
growth of sales and employees it has experienced over the past year.
The new ShiftWise headquarters is located at 2501 SW 1st Ave.,
Portland, Ore. 97201.
addition, ShiftWise expanded its regional sales and customer services
capabilities with new additions to its staff in the Chicago
metropolitan area. As demand for its services continues to grow,
ShiftWise plans to continue to deploy its staff in major markets
throughout the United States to maintain the high level of 24x7 service
that its customers have come to expect.
by healthcare staffing professionals, ShiftWise delivers a more
efficient way for hospitals and other healthcare providers to quickly
and efficiently find and book supplemental healthcare workers. The
Web-based ShiftWise service provides hospitals with an unprecedented
level of control over their staffing processes, consolidating staff
search, booking, billing and record-keeping into a single easy-to-use
interface. Based in Portland, Ore., ShiftWise provides automated
staffing management technology to hundreds of healthcare organizations
and multiple state hospital associations nationwide. To learn more
about ShiftWise, call 866-399-2220 or visitwww.shiftwise.net.