The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put the healthcare industry into a whirlwind. While the vastly increasing COVID cases were a huge concern, the lack of facilities and healthcare staff to aid COVID patients was another tough task governments and hospitals had to deal with. This surely put a strain on existing healthcare forces, which further highlighted the lack of transparency in the healthcare field.
Stability Healthcare, founded in 2009 has been providing pay-package transparency to travel nurses since 2017, with the inception of its technology platform. The company’s unique platform allows nurses to book their assignments based on their needs and preferences with complete transparency.
Jason Casani, CEO of Stability Healthcare, addresses this platform as ‘Airbnb for travel nursing’. “Our recruiter-free job search platform gives travel nurses complete control over their assignments and pay, before speaking with a recruiter,” he says, “Stability’s recruiters and nurse advocates provide concierge support from application to placement and throughout their employment with Stability.”
Read the following interview to know how Jason’s personal experiences led him to venture into healthcare staffing and how Stability Healthcare is making a mark in the healthcare sector with its unique services.
What services/solutions does Stability Healthcare provide and how have these made an impact on the industry and your clients?
At present, we are singularly focused on Travel Nursing. However, our unique technology platform is transferable to other Healthcare market segments such as Per Diem, Locum, and Allied. Additionally, our technology has been purposefully built to become a SaaS solution for other healthcare staffing companies with the launch of our first product to be announced later this year.
How did you venture into the healthcare industry?
I began my career in Technology Staffing in 1993. In 2008, I spent countless hours at USC’s Keck Hospital with my mom during her battle against cancer. When she passed away in late 2008, my interactions and appreciation for the nurses and doctors who cared for her, changed me. It was at that moment; I knew I needed to be involved in an industry that touched people’s lives. In 2009, I left behind my 15-year career to start Stability Healthcare.
Being an experienced leader, share with us your opinion on how the adoption of modern technologies in the healthcare discipline has transformed the industry and what more could be expected in the future?
There is mistrust within the travel nursing industry between companies and the nurses regarding their pay and assignments. While transparency isn’t the norm in the recruitment industry, it’s an evolution that will be expected with the accessibility of information and expectations of consumers today.
From Airbnb to Amazon, people search based on price and feedback from the experience of their peers. Stability Healthcare’s job search technology platform allows nurses to browse thousands of up-to-date jobs with transparent pay and location details. It provides nurses complete control over their assignments and pays while providing them world-class support from application to placement and throughout their employment with Stability.
Taking into consideration, the current pandemic, and its impact on global economies, how are you driving your organization to sustain operations and ensuring the safety of your employees at the same time?
In 2016, Stability Healthcare committed to a fundamental shift away from traditional recruitment. Our goal was to create a platform that automated manual processes and create efficiencies that allowed our team to deliver best-in-class service to our customers (Nurses and Hospitals) remotely. When the pandemic hit in 2020, the transition was seamless and allowed our organization to sustain operations and grow from 15M in 2019 to tracking 85M for 2021.
What would be your advice to budding entrepreneurs who aspire to venture into the healthcare staffing niche?
While there are low barriers to entry with the healthcare staffing niche, it’s one of the most labor-intensive and regulated market segments. If you’re passionate about healthcare, it’s immensely rewarding, but understand the costs and industry requirements needed before making the jump.
How do you envision scaling Stability Healthcare’s operations and offerings in 2021?
Our current infrastructure and technology platform will allow us to more than double in 2021, without adding any significant costs. Additionally, enhancements currently underway, will allow us to continue to scale as fast as the market will allow well beyond 2021.