Recent Updates

Survey says third of healthcare costs result from ‘defensive medicine’

April 16, 2014

U.S. hospital administrators estimate one-third of healthcare costs are the result of "defensive medicine," according to a survey.


US spends more on medications, use of healthcare services rises

April 16, 2014

Total dollars spent on medications in the U.S. rose 3.2 percent last year to $329.2 billion, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics.


UK healthcare staffing firm wins appeal against former CEO

April 16, 2014

HCL announced it successfully  in defending the appeal byits former CEO against a 2012 judgment that she had been fairly dismissed. 


Comment on Columbia study

April 16, 2014

Here are Cynthia Kinnas’ full comments on the study by Columbia University. 


Report claims nurse overtime more cost effective than temps

April 16, 2014

Hospitals paying overtime rather than bringing in nurses from staffing firms may be more cost effective than temps, according to a one new study.


Onyx M.D. names new president

April 16, 2014

Physician staffing firm Onyx M.D. announced Jim Chandler replaced Robert Moghim as president of the company.


New leader for South Carolina healthcare staffing firm

April 16, 2014

Continuum Medical Staffing, a division of Continuum Group since 2000, is now operating independently under new president and CEO John Johnson. 


Vital signs for healthcare staffing strengthening in 2014, 2015

April 16, 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts anticipates the U.S. temporary healthcare staffing market will grow 6 percent in 2014 and 8 percent in 2015.


Don’t Let Your Indemnification Clauses Get Invalidated

April 16, 2014

Attorneys and risk managers’ jobs are to shift as much risk away from their employer as possible. One tool they use to do so, especially with regard to the use of contingent labor, is the indemnification clauses. But if not crafted properly, courts may invalidate them.


Company Beats Uncle Sam in IC Case

April 16, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor will pay half a million in attorneys’ fees to a Texas company that won its misclassification case against the agency.