As a locum tenens physician, you're probably no stranger to airport terminals and hotel check-ins. However, did you know that you can earn travel rewards points while on an assignment? That's right, you can earn points just for going to work. All your locum tenens company will need is your travel rewards account information, and you'll…Read more
About: Lauren Garvey
Lauren is a healthcare industry associate. She is a contributor and editor for Locum Tenens Daily.
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A recent study shows that healthcare facilities are upping their locum tenens use to help combat personnel shortages as more and more physicians are making the switch to locums. Locum tenens is a win-win for facilities and physicians alike. Facilities are able to cover their bottom line while physicians enjoy the freedom and work-life balance…Read more
With the increasing popularity of electronic medical records (EMRs), the traditional handwritten note is becoming more and more scarce in offices. While many physicians have their own opinions on this tech-centered switch, a new debate has come about: narrative medical histories or checkboxes? Both narrative style notes and checkboxes have their own lists of pros and cons. Checkboxes…Read more
Something that has been somewhat taboo for years, allowing patients to read their notes is something that more and more physicians are saying, "Yes," to. Sometimes, a patient's ailments or conditions hinder their ability to understand or remember what was discussed during their appointment with their doctor. This can lead to patients that are unable to…Read more
As a locum tenens physician, you have the ability to travel the globe and opportunity to visit a number of different facilities and practice settings. With this, however, comes the sometimes challenging task of familiarizing yourself with multiple electronic medical records (EMRs). While there are several different systems out in the medical sphere, there are…Read more
With the locum tenens industry's continued growth and success, many physicians are making the switch and enjoying the many benefits of working locums. This also means that there are more and more locum tenens agencies now to choose from than ever. Not all agencies, however, are created equal. Choosing a locum tenens agency to work…Read more
Depressed. Angry. Considering leaving his practice altogether. This was one physician's feelings toward medicine before discovering locum tenens. Dr. Gainsburg was experiencing the symptoms of burnout that thousands of doctors feel every day in the United States. His career as a neurosurgeon was quickly deteriorating from things like insurance hassles, hospital politics, and the stress of…Read more
With hackers becoming more and more savvy, every industry is susceptible to cyberattacks, and healthcare is no exception. As the popularity of electronic health records (EHRs) continues to grow, the healthcare industry will likely see more cyberattacks in 2017 as a result. Health systems are the perfect target for hackers because they house the most…Read more
Every year, the majority of us take on at least one "New Year's Resolution." (Now, whether or not we stick with these New Year's resolutions after the first few months is another story.) Weight loss, a new hobby, quitting a bad habit, spending more time with family -- the list goes on and on. Ultimately,…Read more
Extra income. Control of your own schedule. Gain experience. A bridge to retirement. There are several reasons physicians choose to work locum tenens. From traveling the country, to having more time to provide quality care, the benefits of locums entice physicians of every specialty. While no two physicians are alike, we know certain perks of…Read more
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