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In this episode, Mark Plaster of Emergency Physicians Monthly and SnapNurse’s COO/CDO, Jeff Richards, discuss the challenges of nursing shortages and how SnapNurse aims to address these issues by providing a technology-driven solution. Richards shares his experience as a former chief anesthetist and director of anesthesia, highlighting the impact of nurse shortages on patient care and hospital processes. He emphasizes the need for efficient staffing solutions to optimize patient flow and ensure high-quality care. The conversation delves into the role of technology in connecting facilities with qualified clinicians and streamlining the staffing process.

Key Points:


Nurse shortages have a significant impact on emergency departments, leading to empty beds and overcrowded waiting rooms

Hospital administrators often struggle to find enough nursing staff to meet the demand, resulting in compromised patient care and workflow inefficiencies

SnapNurse was founded to address the nurse shortage crisis by providing an online platform that connects facilities with qualified clinicians

The platform allows facilities to review available talent and submit requests for short-term or contract-based staffing needs

SnapNurse’s software streamlines the credentialing process, ensuring that facilities can quickly access and onboard qualified clinicians

The platform is not limited to nurses and also includes other healthcare professionals like nurse practitioners, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and more

SnapNurse offers flexibility for clinicians seeking part-time or flexible work arrangements, catering to their needs and preferences

SnapNurse’s technology-driven approach and commitment to high-quality credentialing set it apart from traditional staffing agencies

The platform’s efficiency and user-friendly interface make it attractive to both facilities and clinicians, supporting the goal of improving staffing efficiency and patient care

SnapNurse’s innovative approach to healthcare staffing has earned recognition as the fastest-growing company in America. By offering a platform that meets the needs of both healthcare facilities and clinicians, SnapNurse bridges the gap between the nursing shortage and the demand for flexible, qualified professionals. With its efficient credentialing process, self-service onboarding, and seamless shift request engine, SnapNurse is empowering healthcare providers to deliver optimal care while giving clinicians the flexibility they desire. As nursing shortages persist and the need for healthcare professionals continues to grow, SnapNurse stands as a beacon of hope, revolutionizing the way staffing is approached in the healthcare industry.


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