Recent Updates

Staffing Stream: Why small healthcare staffing firms should take a stand on VMS/MSP

18 July 2013

Vendor management system and managed service provides pose many challenges for the healthcare staffing industry, including rate suppression, wage suppression, margin deterioration and others writes Colleen Mills in The Staffing Stream. 


Web: What’s in store for healthcare spending

18 July 2013

Arthur Kellermann writes about what is in store for healthcare spending in the Health Affairs Blog.


IRS issues formal notice delaying ACA employer mandate

18 July 2013

The Obama Administration announced its intention to postpone the Affordable Care Act’s employer pay-or-play mandate and its related reporting features by one year, to Jan. 1, 2015 from Jan. 1, 2014.


Report ranks best hospitals

18 July 2013

U.S News & World Report ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital No. 1 on its 24th annual Best Hospitals rankings.


Accountable buys North Carolina healthcare staffing firm

18 July 2013

Accountable Healthcare Staffing Inc. completed its acquisition of HGI Healthcare Inc., a Huntersville, N.C.-based firm that provides allied healthcare professionals and registered nurses.


Southern California firm buys nurse staffing provider

18 July 2013

Decton Inc. acquired AllStar Staffing, a provider of nurse staffing with three offices in Carlsbad, Calif. 


Why Annual Program Assessments Are a Must

17 July 2013

Spend through staffing firms is near its historical peak. Conducting a program assessment will help companies manage their costs by providing much needed information on the current status of their contingent workforce practices. 


Current Events Highlight Potential Program Risks

17 July 2013

Recent front-page headlines shine a spotlight on real contingent workforce risks that can have costly consequences to a company. 


A New Sourcing Approach to Meet Spikes in Demand

17 July 2013

A program manager shares her strategy for remaining prepared to meet unexpected spikes in demand.


Illinois Buyer Settles Sex Discrimination Case

17 July 2013

An Illinois manufacturer agreed to pay more than $27,000 to a temp who was refused a position due to her gender, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced.