Washington Health System Layoffs Stem From Outsourcing

Washington (Pa.) Health System has outsourced its medical transcription services to Clear Choice Transcriptions, affecting nine employees, according to an Observer-Reporter report.

Two of the employees took jobs in other areas of WHS, one retired, and the other six staff members declined positions with Clear Choice and were laid off, according to the report.

WHS decided to outsource the transcription services as a way to cut costs in the face of major industry changes due to healthcare reform, the Observer-Reporter reported.

In 2013, the health system eliminated 68 positions, which led to 25 layoffs.

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