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ShiftWise Selected by Cross Country Healthcare to Provide VMS Services to Clients
Leading Healthcare Staffing Company to Promote ShiftWise Services to National Client Base
Portland, OR, February 27, 2006—ShiftWise announced today that it has entered into a licensing and co-marketing agreement with Cross Country Staffing, the largest travel nurse and allied health staffing division of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. Under the agreement, Cross Country Staffing plans to implement ShiftWise technology to administer its vendor management program where Cross Country Staffing is the exclusive or preferred nurse staffing vendor.
In this capacity, Cross Country Staffing typically incorporates orders from hospital clients, screens and interviews candidates, manages the credentialing process and acts as the central point of contact and invoicing for the healthcare facility. The vendor-neutral ShiftWise solution will replace Cross Country Staffing's existing proprietary technology and will add significant new features. Under the co-marketing agreement, Cross Country Staffing will also promote ShiftWise's services and technology to its national client base of hospitals and healthcare facilities.
"We expect that the ShiftWise technology will enable us to enhance customer satisfaction with our staffing service by reducing the time it takes to fill orders, by streamlining the invoicing and financial reporting process and by improving our agency management capabilities," said Jonathan W. Ward, President of Cross Country Staffing. "One of our goals is to help our clients improve staffing efficiency and reduce overall costs. To accomplish this in the current and future recruitment environment characterized by a deepening nursing shortage, we believe healthcare organizations should consider adopting vendor neutral technologies such as the ShiftWise solution."
ShiftWise's Web-based automated staffing management solution offers an unmatched suite of services currently in use by more than 250 hospitals nation-wide. With ShiftWise, hospital clients can effortlessly manage their internal staff and order resources from external staffing companies like Cross Country Staffing over the Web and with only a few clicks of a mouse. No longer do healthcare employers have to fear the administrative burden of the staffing process – they can now manage it online with ease, from anywhere, at any time.
Cross Country is a leader in the healthcare staffing market, and hospitals around the country depend on its services to keep their vendor management operations running smoothly," said Steve Schwartz, CEO of ShiftWise. "ShiftWise is honored to provide a key technology component to Cross Country's vendor management program. We understand how important the company's customers are to them and are firmly committed to helping them attract and retain business through value-added service."
About Cross Country Staffing
Cross Country is one of the leading health care staffing companies in the U.S. Cross Country Staffing, a JCAHO certified staffing company, is an integrated provider of high quality health care staffing services to hospital clients on a national basis representing a single point of access to its differentiated nurse recruitment brands – Cross Country TravCorps, NovaPro, Cross Country Local and Assignment America. Cross Country Staffing is a division of publicly-held Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare staffing services in the U.S. as well as other human capital management services. For additional information, go to www.crosscountrystaffing.com or contact Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida
Howard A. Goldman, 877-686-9779 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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, OR, 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.