Cutting edge technology

Contract Labor Optimizer

The Contract Labor Optimizer technology is available free as a part of the Vizient vendor-neutral Contract Labor Management program, providing a comprehensive health care staffing solution with a range of services to reduce cost and improve efficiency around clinical and nonclinical contingent labor.

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Speed to fill

Vizient is the nation’s largest vendor-neutral management service (VMS) acting as a third party with staffing agency vendors on contracting and managing contract labor savings.

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Spend visibility

Advanced reporting capabilities and performance benchmarks help improve oversight and recognize improvement opportunities.

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Billing Transparency

Our goal is to provide a safety net for achieving ideal staffing levels and provide members with leading practices for temporary labor usage at sustainable competitive rates and terms for our members.

Read the COVID-19 Staffing Brief

Maintaining appropriate staffing in health care facilities is more critical than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses. Health care facilities need to be prepared for potential staffing shortages and the weekly Vizient Contract Labor Management COVID-19 Staffing Brief can help by providing expert discussion points, insights on top positions requested, open job requests, job requests versus bill rate and our unique Distress Diagram™ for all nursing positions.

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Contract Labor Management

Our four program pillars — strategic sourcing, market management, dedicated staffing services, technology and analytics — work together to provide you with a vendor management solution that delivers.

  • Best rates - We negotiate on your behalf on price, terms and service levels to drive the best sustainable rates for temporary, quality and protection - ensuring that staffing vendors compete for your business.
  • Compliance - As your advocate, we ensure that vendors adhere to their contractual commitments to you.
  • Savings - We deliver firm pricing and best sustainable market rates when compared with competitors and agency bill rates.
  • 100% self funding - All-inclusive program with no out-of-pocket expenses for your organization – vendor-funded to support easy-to-use Optimizer technology.
  • Fill rates - Our national presence and vendor relations drive efficiencies and significant savings while achieving your desired fill rates.
  • Cutting edge technology - Contract Labor Optimizer is an easy-to-use technology available to help streamline and automate contract labor processes.

Contact us to schedule a demo of Contract Labor Optimizer and to learn more about how we can help you manage your contract labor.

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Workforce Optimization harnesses data insights, expert consulting and advanced technology to help members more strategically balance staffing practices with the highest quality patient care at the most appropriate cost.

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Top two contract labor concerns across hospitals and nursing leaders

In a Vizient-conducted survey at the AONE 2019 Annual Conference, booth visitors indicated providing training and orientation as well as acquiring specialty staff were their top two concerns for temporary labor.

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Reported providing training and orientation as a concern


Indicated acquiring specialty staff as a concern

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