Boost Connects Agencies to their Inactive Nurses and Caregivers to Address Industry-Wide Recruitment Pains in Home Healthcare
(January 23, New York, NY) – Swift Shift, a mobile-first workforce management platform for the home healthcare industry, is launching Boost – a recruitment solution for home healthcare agencies to address the nursing shortage. Boost helps agencies re-engage their inactive workforce with targeted, relevant cases, thereby shortening the recruitment funnel.
The U.S. is facing a critical nurse and caregiver shortage, with demand for nurses expected to reach 1.6 million by 2020, as an increase of geriatric and pediatric patients requiring care grows simultaneously. Recruiting new, qualified nurses is essential, but also expensive, costing up to $3,000 per each successful recruit.
By shifting the focus from job boards, digital ads, and other less targeted approaches to recruitment, Swift Shift’s Boost opens new pathways for agencies and nurses to connect based on value and relevance. 53% of the three billion dollars spent on recruitment in home healthcare is allocated to re-engage nurses and caregivers who have already been recruited, vetted, and hired and have since become inactive. This leaves only 47% of home healthcare recruitment budgets attributing to net growth.
Lack of transparency about case allocation and long recruitment processes account for 50% of the drop off in candidates. Through Boost, nurses and caregivers now discover available cases according to their work preferences, skill set, available hours, and location. Convenience and earnings are maximized for applicants with faster approval times through on-demand, in-app applications.
“We spent two years studying the recruitment metrics and challenges of Home Healthcare agencies and another year building a platform that delivers both what nurses and caregivers are looking for and also increases the productivity of recruiters,” said Assaf Shalvi, CEO and Founder of Swift Shift. “The best operators in the Home Healthcare market realize that their growth is dependent on their ability to hire and retain staff. Boost is a tool that is built to deliver exactly that.”
Value for Home Healthcare Agencies
The company states that Boost reduces recruitment costs and increases nurse lifetime value by:
Value for Nurses and Caregivers
Boost creates a meaningful engagement for nurses and caregivers by:
About Swift Shift
Swift Shift, a HIPAA-compliant workforce recruitment and management platform for home healthcare enterprises, connects home healthcare providers with qualified caregivers and nurses to address the national nursing shortage. With real-time digital communications between provider and their staff, Swift Shift is pioneering mobile-first solutions to revolutionize recruitment and management processes in home health. Swift Shift’s nurse-facing mobile app, leverages cloud technology to offer home healthcare field staff control over the visits they apply for from the palm of their hand. Swift Shift clients include BAYADA Home Health Care, Interim HealthCare, Aveanna Healthcare, and more. Founded in 2014 by entrepreneur and Swift Shift CEO, Assaf Shalvi, the company has raised $5.7 million in funding. Swift Shift is headquartered in New York City.
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting Becomes Certified Forcura Implementation Partner
January 25 – Jacksonville, Florida – Forcura, a healthcare technology company focused on streamlining document workflow and secure communication for home health and hospice organizations, today announces that BlackTree Healthcare Consulting (BlackTree) is now a certified Forcura implementation partner.
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting is a leader in revenue cycle management, back-office outsourcing and clinical consulting for the post-acute healthcare industry. BlackTree will provide strategic implementation and ongoing analysis, reporting and optimization to Forcura clients. BlackTree’s people and process expertise combined with Forcura’s industry-leading document workflow and communication technology solutions will enable post-acute care providers to optimize revenue cycle management, back-office administration and clinical team communication.
“BlackTree and Forcura share a common vision for the industry, have similar cultures and a passion for great work,” said Nick Seabrook, BlackTree Healthcare Consulting Managing Director. “As a certified Forcura implementation partner we have a real opportunity to drive positive revenue cycle management and workflow for the entire home health and hospice industry.”
“BlackTree’s commitment to the home health and hospice industry and expertise in optimizing people and process to drive productivity is the perfect complement to Forcura’s technology solutions,” said Craig Mandeville, Forcura CEO. “Together we can help our clients grow their businesses and focus on what they do best: take care of patients.”
BlackTree’s consulting team has been through an extensive Forcura training program and has been a consulting partner with many existing Forcura clients. BlackTree’s consulting team provides Forcura customers with a solid operational efficiency understanding and a comprehensive roadmap that has allowed them to leverage the Forcura platform to drive significant ROI. The typical Forcura client that has utilized BlackTree through implementation is realizing over 450% return on their administrative technology investments.
About BlackTree Healthcare Consulting
BlackTree Healthcare Consulting provides revenue cycle management, outsourcing and clinical consulting services exclusively to the healthcare industry. It is BlackTree’s goal to partner with healthcare organizations to assist them in better achieving financial, operational and clinical goals through the delivery of exceptional client-centric consulting services.
Forcura, a leading healthcare technology company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida helps post acute healthcare organizations deliver better patient care, improve cash flow and reduced administrative expenses through document management and HIPAA-secure communication solutions. The company has recently received awards for Fastest Growing Company, Best Use of Cloud Computing, Best CEO and Best Places to Work. forcura.com.
Nasdaq Chair Joins Connected Care Software Firm Wellbe
MADISON, WI -- January 25 – Madison-based health tech company, Wellbe Inc., announced today the appointment of Michael R. Splinter to its board of directors. Splinter is chairman of the board at Nasdaq, Inc. and general partner at WISC Partners. Splinter, an electrical engineer and innovator, has played a major role in driving advances in the high tech industry, with more than four decades of executive leadership experience at organizations including Applied Materials, Inc. and Intel.
During his 12-year tenure with Applied Materials, Inc., Splinter served as chairman and CEO. Over his 20 years with Intel, he was executive vice president of sales and marketing, and executive vice president of the Technology and Manufacturing Group. Throughout his career, Splinter has demonstrated an abiding commitment to shaping a better world. He has been recognized for this commitment as the 2013 recipient of the Robert Noyce Award, the semiconductor industry's highest honor. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Engineering by the University of Wisconsin.
Wellbe founder and CEO James Dias welcomes Splinter: “We’re extremely pleased to have Mike joining our board of directors. He brings an extraordinary perspective on the transformational power of technology to shape the human experience.” Splinter arrives as healthcare consumers’ increasing expectations for ease and convenience are converging with payers’ increasing demands for lower costs and better outcomes. Dias explains, “Mike’s focus on growth strategies and the development of leading technologies driving major industry transitions, particularly his leadership in the mobility revolution, will be key in guiding Wellbe’s ongoing efforts to address these major healthcare industry challenges.”
Splinter adds, “I am very excited to be joining the board of Wellbe to support the positive changes technology can bring to healthcare, and to dramatically improve patient outcomes while reducing costs. It is clear Wellbe’s products will be clear enablers to those solutions. I look forward to working closely with James and the outstanding team at Wellbe.”
Wellbe enables high-performing health systems across the U.S. to advance the coordination and quality of care. Founded in 2009, Wellbe’s 2nd generation Connected Care platform engages and empowers thousands of patients each day to participate as active partners with their providers across an episode of care. This coordinated participation in their treatments and procedures delivers higher satisfaction, fewer setbacks, better outcomes, and improved efficiencies. Automated workflows and integrated pathways drive smart systems of care to reduce administrative and operational costs and increase care team productivity.
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