Tim Teague Tim Teague
Tim Teague is president of Blue Sky Medical Staffing Software. He can be reached at tteague (at) blueskymss (dot) com.

MSP/VMS in Healthcare Staffing: How it affects the industry

As a follow-up from my prior blog post, “The Incestuous Nature of Healthcare Staffing VMS/MSP,” I thought it may be instructive to dig a little deeper into the real-world consequences ...

The Incestuous Nature of Healthcare Staffing VMS/MSP

Managed service providers (MSP) utilizing vendor management systems (VMS)  have been a part of US commerce for decades, starting with Ford Motor Company and moving across all market ...

Affordable Care Act & the Last Tech Improvement Holdouts

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, consumers have been put in the digital transformation driver’s seat. Not only are health-systems implementing technology rich solutions ...

The Future of the Affordable Care Act

The recent turn of events during the mid-term elections have the two political parties at odds over the future of the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare. As a business owner, it is ...

What’s Important for the Future in Healthcare?

Since Ford Motor Company ingeniously determined a more efficient means to manage both horizontal and vertical supply chain logistics decades ago, the technology has moved into most ...

Effects of the Nurse Burnout Rate

A meningitis outbreak that was first diagnosed in September killed more than 30 and sickened more than 400. It was traced to tainted drugs shipped by a drug-compounding center in ...

Transparency in the World of Vendor Management Services

Several years ago, the healthcare industry followed the trend of other industries as acute care facilities began consolidating their purchasing processes. One of the most difficult ...

Post Election Analysis: What’s in it for the VMS world?

In addition to electing a President on Nov. 6, Americans also made the case for mandated insurance exchanges in every state. As could be expected, most “red” states had withheld ...

VMS in Healthcare Staffing Poised for a Comeback

After suffering a body blow during the recent recession, the healthcare staffing industry is again gaining momentum. The perfect storm of high unemployment coupled with loss of job ...
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