Introducing Qualivis (Formerly Healthcare Staffing Services)

VHHA Shared Services’ supplemental staffing program this week announced a name change to Qualivis (formerly Healthcare Staffing Services), a subsidiary of South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) Solutions. At this month’s Healthcare Staffing Solutions (HSS) 2018 Roundtable event in South Carolina, HSS introduced Qualivis, a new name and a new vision for a new company dedicated…

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Enhanced Recruitment Tool Provides Top Quality Candidates for VHHA Members

To further assist VHHA members with staffing shortages and increasing recruitment costs, VHHA Shared Services and HospitalCareers.com are pleased to offer a cost-effective recruitment solution that helps combat workforce shortages, reduces third-party agencies, and replaces ineffective forms of advertising by providing a direct link to quality health care professionals. By using HospitalCareers.com, hospital recruiters can…

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First Major Study on Quality and Cost of Care between Locum Tenens and Non-Locum Tenens

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published the first major study comparing outcomes achieved by locum tenens physicians to those achieved by non-locum tenens physicians. The study found that mortality rates achieved by both types of physicians were virtually identical, while locum tenens physicians achieved significantly lower hospital readmission rates. Staff Care,…

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Six Insights on Physician Shortage from Merritt Hawkins

Becker’s Hospital Review recently posted an article based on a new Merritt Hawkins white paper –Physician Supply Considerations: The Emerging Shortage of Medical Specialists. The article includes several data points regarding the emerging shortage of specialist physicians. Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm for more than 30 years, partners with hospitals, medical groups,…

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Merritt Hawkins Survey Shows Majority of Physicians Support Single-Payer System

A majority of physicians support a single-payer health care system, according to a new survey by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AMN). The national survey of 1,033 physicians found that 56 percent of physicians support a single-payer system, with 42 percent saying they strongly support…

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Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives Report Now Available

Merritt Hawkins’ annual Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives report is now available. Now in its twenty-fourth year, the publication that is the most comprehensive report on physician recruiting incentives in the industry is available to VHHA members. The extensive report highlights which physician types are most in demand, current starting salaries for…

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Merritt Hawkins Survey: Two-Thirds of Physicians Have Negative View of AHCA

Two-thirds of physicians have a negative impression of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican-sponsored bill to unwind Obamacare, while only about one-fourth support it, according to a recent survey of 1,112 physicians conducted by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare. The survey found some 66…

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Merritt Hawkins’ 2017 Survey on Physician Appointment Wait Times Now Available

Merritt Hawkins’ 2017 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times and Medicare and Medicaid Acceptance Rates is now available. The survey examines the time it takes to schedule a new patient physician appointment in 15 major U.S. metropolitan areas, finding wait times have increased 30 percent since 2014. The survey of 1,414 physician offices tracks average…

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Identity Theft Protection Services Available to VHHA Members

VHHA Shared Services is pleased to announce its endorsement of KII Consulting as a leader in bringing identity theft protection services as an enhanced employee benefit offering available to VHHA members. For more than 10 years, KII Consulting has established relationships with the leading identity theft protection providers in the U.S. market. As experts in the…

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New Merritt Hawkins White Paper: The Growing Use and Recruitment of Hospitalists

There are now more than 50,000 physicians practicing at hospitalists in the United States. Why have their ranks grown so quickly? Who are they and how are they deployed? What are the latest trends in hospitalist recruiting and compensation? Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search and consulting firm, and VHHA Shared Services’ preferred physician…

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