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Hi-Desert Medical Center Adopts ShiftWise for Supplier Staffing Management
ShiftWise Gives new Staffing Control to Hi-Desert by Consolidating Staffing Process
Joshua Tree, Calif., and Portland, Ore—April 24, 2007 --Hi-Desert Medical Center (HDMC) today announced it has selected the ShiftWise service to manage agency staffing. ShiftWise provides HDMC with a means to control and streamline the entire professional supplemental staffing process by consolidating agency staff search, booking, billing and record-keeping into a single, easy-to-use online service.
With ShiftWise, all requests and staffing data are now consolidated into a single, free, Web-based system, reducing calls and saving employees significant time when sorting through staffing requests. ShiftWise also gives the hospital District the ability to manage, reconcile and approve time slips and invoices electronically. The system provides useful cost, usage and performance data reports.
More than 350 healthcare organizations around the country rely on the ShiftWise service as an alternative solution to complicated and expensive processes often in use for supplemental medical staffing. With ShiftWise, hospitals can easily manage resources from internal resource pools and external staffing companies over the Web. 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, enabling clients and healthcare professionals to focus on patient care.
“In an effort to reduce the numerous, daily agency calls and interruptions that were impeding productivity, we implemented ShiftWise to streamline our agency staff booking system,” said Marge Doyle, director of med/surg ICU. “Some of our agencies were calling and canceling several times a day and it felt like we were working for the agencies instead of the other way around. We knew we needed a change. ShiftWise helped us eliminate the problems we were having in this area.”
“Staffing issues create significant pressure for hospitals and many work with multiple agencies, costing extra time and money,” said Steve Schwartz, CEO at ShiftWise. “Hi-Desert Medical Center decided to take a proactive approach to controlling its staffing and found that our service gives them the necessary tools to simplify the process so time can be spent addressing patient needs. We admire Hi-Desert Medical Center’s commitment to providing superior service to patients in the Morongo Basin and look forward to providing continued support and increased efficiency for the organization’s staffing management efforts.”
About Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District
Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District is a modern, nonprofit 59-bed acute primary care hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The District includes the Hi-Desert Continuing Care Center, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility, on the campus of Hi-Desert Medical Center. Other services provided include a wide range of quality inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services, a sleep lab, home health and hospice services, and a variety of community outreach services.
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. Website: http://www.shiftwise.net