TRUSTED RESOURCES FOR HOSPITALS
The Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania has compiled the following list of trusted companies for hospitals to help navigate the COVID-19 crisis. These companies provide vetted solutions to hospitals’ operational and financial challenges resulting from this unprecedented event.
Disaster Recovery Assistance
Hagerty | HagertyConsulting.com
Hagerty works with clients and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help clients recover from disasters, including public health and medical emergencies. For hospitals and healthcare systems seeking to leverage federal funding opportunities for COVID-19 financial recovery, Hagerty provides expert advice and help with short-term liquidity and long-term recovery funding guidance. The company’s experience includes understanding how the suite of federal recovery programs facilitates a comprehensive recovery within a community.
For hospitals experiencing surge demand because of COVID-19 cases or because delayed elective procedures are coming back on-line, staffing and recruiting agencies can fill critical workforce shortages for physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals. These firms connect hospitals with health care professionals for temporary and permanent placement. The below list covers locum tenens agencies, managed services providers and agencies placing nursing and allied health positions.
Employee Background Checks & Screening
Accurate Background | accurate.com
Accurate Background supports hospitals and health systems in accelerating the hiring process for clinical and non-clinical staff by providing employee background screenings quickly, efficiently, and thoroughly. For more than 20 years, Accurate has helped healthcare organizations make informed hiring decisions. Accurate is an industry leader in client retention, accuracy, and candidate satisfaction. Its comprehensive suite of screening solutions includes public record checks, professional license verifications, healthcare exclusion and registry checks, electronic I-9 and E-Verify solutions, employment eligibility verifications, vendor management solutions, criminal and sanctions monitoring, drug testing and occupational health services.
Apollo | ApolloHCT.com
Apollo is a web-based platform that matches health care providers with hospitals and other facilities that are actively requiring extra staffing assistance due to COVID-19. Its centralized database of medical providers includes physicians, nurses, APPs, technicians, therapists and others ready to deploy to in-need facilities hit hardest by COVID-19. Apollo uses predictive analytics to match qualified professionals with hospitals that meet their needs and specifications, eliminating the need for a middleman and increasing retention by ensuring a good match. Unlike other hiring platforms, Apollo verifies providers and matches candidates based on profile preferences. Apollo collects references and credentialing information from all matched candidates.
Managed Services Provider
FocusOne Solutions | FocusOneSolutions.com
FocusOne Solutions is a leading managed services provider that streamlines the staffing process for hospitals and healthcare systems by serving as the single point of contact for hiring requests. A sister company to Aureus Medical Group, one of the largest healthcare staffing firms in the country, FocusOne combines its one-contact solution with web-based vendor management software, FocusOne Connect, and the support of a dedicated service team to source contingent and direct hire candidates for clinical and non- clinical roles through a vetted network of staffing agencies.
Med Solutions | Med-Solutions.net
Med Solutions is a highly specialized full-service medical staffing organization that focuses on the placement of experienced medical personnel. We specialize in placement in a variety of medical entities. Staffing supervisors have been trained as Certified Medical Staffing Supervisors and have demonstrated effectiveness in solving problems for clients.
Aureus Medical | AureusMedical.com
Aureus Medical Group is a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing and an affiliate of C&A Industries, LLC, one of the most respected staffing and recruitment firms in the country with more than 50 years of proven success. Founded in 1984, Aureus Medical serves the medical staffing needs of healthcare facilities in all 50 states through our nationwide network of highly skilled and dedicated healthcare professionals.
Aureus Radiology | AureusMedical.com
Aureus Medical Group is a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing and an affiliate of C&A Industries, LLC, one of the most respected staffing and recruitment firms in the country with more than 50 years of proven success. Founded in 1984, Aureus Radiology serves the imaging staffing needs of healthcare facilities in all 50 states through our nationwide network of highly skilled and dedicated healthcare professionals.
Autonomous Monitoring Platform
Care.ai | care.ai
Care.ai is an autonomous monitoring platform that can help hospitals in several ways with COVID-19. The first is the ability to unobtrusively detect higher-than-normal temperatures of everyone who comes to a facility. The second is in the creation of “self aware” patient rooms that can detect changes or risks and alert caregivers to take action. An overview of its contactless thermal sensor system is available here.
Care Transitions & Coordination
CarePort Health | CarePortHealth.com
CarePort provides care coordination software solutions to manage patient transitions across the continuum. CarePort’s end-to-end platform bridges acute and post-acute EHRs, providing visibility for providers, payers, and ACOs into the care that patients receive across care settings so that all providers can efficiently and effectively coordinate patient care. CarePort has also created a COVID-19 Transitions of Care Hub on its website to share best practices and learnings on acute to post-acute transitions for COVID-19 patients.
Revenue Cycle Enhancement
Meduit | Meduitrcm.com
Meduit delivers efficient and effective revenue cycle management solutions that lead to measurable, high-performing results that maximize ROI for hospitals, health systems and physician groups. Meduit is working with hospitals in response to COVID-19 to reduce claim denials, maximize revenue and take care of patient concerns all through its unique, patient-centered approach to RCM.
Mobile Smith | MobileSmith.com
MobileSmith Health provides turnkey mobile applications that improve health outcomes, patient satisfaction and adherence for the new generation of digital health consumers. To help hospitals with COVID-19 communications internally and externally, Mobile Smith has developed two COVID-19 apps. One is designed for hospital staff and the other for the community at large. Both apps can be deployed in as little as 72 hours and provide timely push notifications and alerts to convey breaking news, vital updates, and customized facility information.
Groundswell Health | OurGroundswell.com
Groundswell Health is a custom health care communications firm with experience in advocacy campaigns as well as service line marketing. Groundswell Health develops digital and traditional messaging, integrating reputation and brand management solutions to take on crisis communications challenges as well as initiatives to decrease the complexity and confusion around nuanced health care issues. Provides assistance with public ballot initiatives, complex health care and Medicaid finance messaging, as well as communications programs during health plan disputes.
Health Care Management Consulting
Altius Healthcare Consulting Group | altiushcg.com
Altius Healthcare Consulting Group, formerly American Healthcare Solutions, is focused on providing high-quality performance management solutions, including operational assessments and labor management initiatives, but with a new edge that will more effectively meet the ever-changing needs of hospitals and healthcare systems. Altius’ array of services include productivity assessment/benchmarking/monitoring, operational appraisals, market analysis, strategic planning, physician practice review, turnaround support and interim management.
Strategy Solutions, Inc. | getstrategy.com
Strategy Solutions, Inc. (SSI) is a planning and research firm with the mission “to create healthy communities.” We provide strategic planning, market research, community health needs assessments, board development and business growth services across the continuum of acute and post-acute health care. Strategy Solutions, Inc. has extensive community health needs assessment, planning and program development/evaluation experience. We also have extensive product/market positioning experience that supports strategic business planning. While we provide research and planning consulting services, we will also teach organizations how to build their internal planning and research capabilities so that they do not have to rely on external consultants for ongoing support. We also help our clients fund projects and achieve outcomes by facilitating cross-sector collaboration in communities. Our projects and clients have been recognized as “best practices” by the International Economic Development Council, the International Association of Facilitators, The US Department of Health and Human Services, The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, The Pennsylvania and New York Departments of Public Health, The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Pennsylvania Partners (the state Workforce Association), the Maryland Workforce Association as well as US News and World Report.
PYA | pyapc.com
Providers have begun receiving some much-needed financial relief from the COVID-19 pandemic. There are several available sources for relief funding and loan proceeds, each with unique terms and restrictions. PYA is helping our clients navigate their real-world scenarios related to these funding mechanisms, evaluate operational and financial options to sustain their business, and track sources and uses of funding for reporting purposes.
Affiliated Enterprise Solutions | AESLLC.org
Providing grant writing and management solutions, our expert consultants will partner with your organization to help assess the issues at hand, strategize on the path to take, and help implement the solutions that work.