symplr and Universal Background Screening Renew Partnership to Streamline Healthcare Recruiting, Background Checks

symplr and Universal Background Screening Announce Renewal

symplr and Universal Background Screening Announce Renewal of Preferred Partnership to Streamline Healthcare Recruiting and Background Checks 

HOUSTON, TX – December 7, 2022 symplr®, the leader in enterprise healthcare operations software in partnership with Universal Background Screening (“Universal”), a leading provider of background checks specializing in healthcare, announced they have renewed their preferred partnership. This partnership began in 2006 when Universal’s background screening solution was integrated with symplr Recruiting. This helps to streamline and automate the background screening order and retrieval processes at hospitals and health systems throughout the United States.

symplr Recruiting is the leading applicant-tracking solution for the industry, helping healthcare organizations hire, develop, and retain the best talent to maximize the quality and efficiency of patient care. Applicant data is securely and automatically transferred to Universal upon initiation of a background check, eliminating the need for faxing or redundant data entry. The result is a more efficient, accurate, and timely screening process, putting qualified applicants into the workforce at an accelerated rate. 

“We are proud to continue our preferred partnership with Universal Background Screening to address the healthcare workforce shortage and challenges in staffing and recruiting,” said Mike Vipond, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Workforce Solutions at symplr. “Through our longstanding partnership, we provide our customers with the tools they need to efficiently screen talent.” 

Universal’s comprehensive screening solutions for healthcare include criminal background checks; Joint Commission-compliant primary source employment, education, professional licensure, and reference verifications; occupational health drug testing; electronic I-9/E-Verify; and social media and screening compliance-related services. Universal is the only background screening firm in the U.S. to consecutively rank for the last 13 years as a Top Enterprise Screening Firm by HRO Today’s client-based survey.

“Universal Background Screening is excited to renew our affiliation with symplr as a preferred partner,” said Kevin Olson, CEO at Universal. “The Universal and symplr Recruiting integrated solution provides employment background checks that are seamlessly integrated into the recruitment and hiring process.” 

To learn more about symplr and Universal’s partnership, visit this page. 


About symplr 
symplr is the leader in enterprise healthcare operations software and services. For more than 30 years and with deployments in 9 of 10 U.S. hospitals, symplr has been committed to improving healthcare operations through its cloud-based solutions, driving better operations for better outcomes. Our provider data management, workforce management, and healthcare governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions improve the efficiency and efficacy of healthcare operations, enabling caregivers to quickly handle administrative tasks so they have more time to do what they do best: provide high-quality patient care. Learn how at  


About Universal Background Screening 
Universal Background Screening, an SNH Capital Partners portfolio company, is an industry-leading provider of employment background screening solutions, including employment background checks, drug testing, physical exams, and compliance management solutions. Universal's services help clients enhance workplace security, reduce liability, improve stability, and increase productivity and cost savings in their candidate selection and hiring processes. For more information, please visit 



Jill Gross   

Matter Health for symplr    



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