CHICAGO, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) recently reviewed AMN Healthcare's (NYSE: AHS) Managed Services Program (MSP) using the Peer Review Process. After undergoing the rigorous review, AMN's MSP has been granted the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" designation.
Driven by local personal interaction, AMN's MSP is a people-to-people, professional-to-professional service approach backed by the largest supply of nursing, allied and physician healthcare professionals in the country. The company uses proprietary and industry-leading technology platforms to bolster its core competencies that include recruiting, deploying and managing healthcare labor resources for its client hospitals.
"AMN is the first healthcare staffing and workforce solutions company with the HFMA 'peer reviewed' status and that sets us apart from our competition," says Susan Salka, AMN's President and CEO. "The HFMA Peer Review designation is an important validation of the value delivered by AMN Healthcare's managed services programs. This designation further demonstrates AMN's commitment to quality patient care and efficient workforce management in the eyes of our customers and healthcare professionals."
HFMA's Peer Review process is designed to provide healthcare financial managers with an objective third party evaluation of products and services used in the healthcare finance workplace. The rigorous, eleven-step process consists of a peer review panel consisting of current customers, prospects who have not made a purchase, and expert HFMA Peer Review board members. Peer Review status approval of the product or service and its performance claims are based on effectiveness, quality and usability, price, value, and customer and technical support.
"HFMA's Peer Review process provides our membership with the assurance that those who have earned the designation have met a rigorous screening process," says HFMA President and CEO Richard L. Clarke, DHA, FHFMA. "The Peer Reviewed designation helps members and others identify and evaluate products and services that their organization may need. It can also create brand awareness and recognition in the healthcare finance marketplace for Peer Reviewed products and services."
The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) provides the resources healthcare organizations need to achieve sound fiscal health in order to provide excellent patient care. With over 37,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. HFMA helps its members achieve results by providing education, analysis, and guidance, and creating practical tools and solutions that optimize financial management. The organization is a respected and innovative thought leader on top trends and challenges facing the healthcare finance industry. From addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is an indispensable resource on healthcare finance issues. www.hfma.org
About AMN Healthcare
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. is the nation's largest provider of comprehensive healthcare staffing and workforce solutions. As the leading provider of travel nurse, per diem (local) nurse, allied and locum tenens (temporary physician) staffing and physician permanent placement services, AMN Healthcare recruits and places healthcare professionals on assignments of variable lengths and in permanent positions with clients throughout the United States. AMN Healthcare is also the nation's largest provider of clinical staffing managed services programs and recruitment process outsourcing solutions. Settings staffed include acute-care hospitals, government facilities, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, and a host of other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare also provides home healthcare services in select regions. For more information, visit http://www.amnhealthcare.com
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