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Inside Outsourcing

Providers find rock-solid solutions to their staffing, revenue cycle management, and IT challenges. For some, the term "outsourcing" conjures up images of a pink slip waiting on their desk on a Friday morning. For others, it is a fountain of relief in the midst of a dry spell that is the qualified labor market. One thing we can all agree upon is that outsourcing is a critical component of the healthcare delivery system, supplying personnel, technology resources, and operational best practices to major hospital or health system departments, including information technology (IT), finance, and human resources. And its popularity in healthcare-though effected by industry ebbs and flows-will only increase over time as providers look to create operational efficiencies and focus on their core mission of quality healthcare delivery.