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ShiftWise Announces Reseller Partnership with CRI
Leading Labor Optimization Consulting Firm to Deliver ShiftWise Service to Customers
Portland, ORE., July 17, 2007—ShiftWise, the nation’s leading provider of online healthcare staffing management services, today announced a reseller agreement with MI-based Critical Resource Inc. (CRI), a provider of labor optimization consulting to the healthcare industry. By offering the ShiftWise suite of services as a complement to its core management consulting services, CRI will gain a competitive edge in the emerging field of healthcare workforce management solutions.
“After an extensive evaluation, ShiftWise emerged as the clear leader in providing CRI the necessary tools to implement our management strategies for customers that are seeking a reduction in agency dependence and a more effective internal staffing mechanism,” said William Reau, CEO for CRI. “We recognized early on that a consulting-based offering without the technology component leaves our customers with a sense of only having half of the answer and difficulty in evaluating success.”
With over 350 healthcare customers nationally, ShiftWise brings the most widely utilized supplemental staffing management technology to a company that was looking for a partner with a wide footprint in the industry.
“As we become more deeply ingrained in the core of the healthcare staffing industry we are seeing that the use of our technology is evolving,” said ShiftWise CEO Steve Schwartz. “For organizations that have a service related to optimizing labor, the use of ShiftWise has become a key component to delivering, managing and tracking success.”
CRI expects the demand for consulting and software as a combined offering to continue. According to Reau, the very nature of healthcare makes the offering a sure winner. “As a critical care nurse, I was trained to analyze information and utilize the best available instruments to deliver a healthy solution. With ShiftWise, we can work with customers that face the biggest labor challenge in decades and deliver strategies that lead to an increase in quality and a reduction in overall costs.”
CRI is a boutique healthcare consulting firm specializing in Nursing Contingent Workforce Management. CRI’s clients benefit from a complete reduction in Nursing Agency Spend, enhanced utilization of their existing RN contingent workforce and an increase supply of nurses. CRI provides the technology and the entrepreneurial spirit to assist its clients in enhancing or creating an internal agency, that will attract and retain the external “non traditional” nurse.
CRI and its partners have been providing healthcare services to the nation’s largest healthcare corporations for the past two decades. To contact William Reau or Peter Rubando call 866-767-8233 or visit www.criticalresource.net
Founded 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 visit www.shiftwise.net