The American Hospital Association Exclusively Endorses Staffing Vendor Management from ShiftWise

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Through the Staffing Vendor Management system from ShiftWise, health care organizations can automate and standardize the procurement and management of flexible, temporary and contract labor to lower costs, improve quality and ensure compliance.

An American Hospital Association Company

An American Hospital Association Company

The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed the Staffing Vendor Management system from ShiftWise. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that support member hospitals and health care organizations to achieve operational excellence. The ShiftWise solution was selected for endorsement following a proprietary due diligence process that identified it as a leader in providing Web-based solutions to automate, streamline and simplify workforce vendor management processes.

Automating Vendor Management Processes for Increased Efficiency

To address system-wide staff shortages, many health care organizations rely on supplemental staff from a variety of resources including staffing agencies, float pools and independent contractors. Working with multiple vendors and resource pools to procure and manage temporary staff can be complex and time-consuming, often involving manual, paper-based processes.

“We recognize the operational challenges hospitals and other health care organizations face in managing their supplemental staffing needs,” said Anthony J. Burke, President and CEO of AHA Solutions. “After an extensive due diligence process, we are endorsing the system from ShiftWise for its documented effectiveness in streamlining staffing vendor management processes, and for its focus on both vendor management and serving the health care field.”

Through the Staffing Vendor Management system from ShiftWise, health care organizations can automate and standardize the procurement and management of flexible, temporary and contract labor to lower costs, improve quality and ensure compliance.

“We are honored that the American Hospital Association, with all its prestige as an advocate for hospitals across the U.S., has endorsed the ShiftWise Staffing Vendor Management system,” said Stephen C. Schwartz, CEO of ShiftWise. After months of scrutiny from the AHA due diligence process, it is a tremendous validation of the hard work that has produced a system so dedicated to helping clients accomplish their staffing objectives.”

About the AHA

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit http://www.aha.org to learn more.

About AHA Solutions

AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As a subsidiary of the AHA, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders to identify key challenges the health care field faces. After conducting the proprietary AHA Signature Due Diligence Process™, we award the exclusive AHA Endorsement. As an AHA member service, AHA Solutions provides access to content experts and education to support product decision making, and convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing that is centered on timely information and research.

AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit http://www.aha-solutions.org.

About ShiftWise

Leading health care systems nationwide click ShiftWise to lower costs, ensure compliance and improve quality when using flexible, temporary and contract professionals. With an easy to use, Web-based suite of applications and services that are highly flexible to the needs of each client, ShiftWise maintains a broad client base across the entire spectrum of health care providers and includes some of the most clinically advanced health care systems in the U.S. ShiftWise is based in Portland, OR. More information about ShiftWise can be found at http://www.shiftwise.com.

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