Hospitals are finding value in healthcare managed services providers

March 7, 2014 by Vickie Anenberg

As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve on an almost daily basis, many hospitals have decided that enlisting the help of a healthcare managed services provider (MSP) is an ideal way to address some of the challenges they face while working to provide exceptional care.

There are a number of reasons for enlisting a healthcare MSP, but those can be boiled down to four distinct benefits hospitals receive when the provider is brought onboard. They include:

Experience: The relationships formed while working with hospitals of all different sizes and situations in a variety of locations around the country gives managed service providers a unique insight into the healthcare sector and its operations and staffing. A hospital has its fingers on the pulse of its community like no other organization, but an experienced MSP can offer a big-picture perspective that’s unmatched.

Systems: That experience leads to a refined set of systems a hospital can rely upon to meet its staffing, operational and technological needs. They have been tried before and are proven effective, so the hospital can implement them with confidence, knowing other healthcare providers have had success using the same processes.

Supply: With a deep pool of qualified and experienced candidates from which to choose, hospitals are able to leverage the size and scope managed services providers offer when it comes to staffing. Finding qualified staff available for short periods, or on a long-term basis, is much simpler when the choices multiply.

Quality: A good healthcare MSP makes sure its clients receive everything they need and more. For those dedicated to optimizing workforce efficiencies, this means helping clients manage their staffing costs while ensuring staff are highly trained and certified in all available disciplines.

Healthcare managed services providers help bring some stability hospitals can rely upon while managing the changes around them.