Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wrap Up From The Healthcare Staffing Summit 2010 We spent this week at the Healthcare Staffing Summit in Chicago. I've gone to this conference for the last 8 years and I have to say I felt this year was one of the best conferences ever. Even though the industry data presented wasn't anything to celebrate, it did appear there was some light at the end of the tunnel. Aside from the data it was a great networking opportunity and the venue at the Palmer House Hilton was amazing. We met lots of great people doing some very interesting things and attended many sessions that provided invaluable information. Also, as a company, Staffing Robot, was honored to speak on a panel about social media marketing that was well attended and full of great participation from the audience. Here is a summary of some of the highlights from my notes throughout the week. Barry Asin's Keynote: Succeeding in A Time of Change As usual, Barry Asin kicked off the summit providing lots of great information about the industry. Of all the data presented, perhaps the most shocking was that in 2010, spend on healthcare staffing has been cut to $7.9B. For comparision, in 2006 it was at $10.1B. Unemployment continues to be a huge negative factor for the overall economy. As of August, unemployment still remains high at 9.64%. Hospitals have continued to decrease their spending on contract labor as this unemployment number has increased. Even though the data is negative for contract labor, full employment remained a relative bright...

Jason Lander

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