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The Case of the Missing Locums Candidate

In today’s market, scarcity drives competition, and healthcare recruitment is no exception. Physicians and advanced practitioners are among the scarcest groups within healthcare personnel. As long as the demand for qualified physicians increases while the number of practicing physicians decreases, the physician shortage will remain. That’s where locum tenens comes in. As we learned in…
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Stay On Your Game By Unplugging From Technology (Part Two)

Last week in Stay On Your Game By Unplugging From Technology (Part One), we discussed the various benefits physicians stand to gain by setting aside their gadgets and creating tech-free time. In addition to fighting burnout, taking small breaks from technology throughout the day can also help physicians dodge text-neck and more easily reenergize after…
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Paging All Doctors! Combating the Physician Shortage (Infographic)

It’s no secret that the United States is facing a lack of physicians, and primary care physicians (PCPs) are the hardest hit. In 2012 there was a deficit of approximately 9,000 doctors, majority being primary care. It is predicted that by 2020, this need will be closer to 65,000, PCPs accounting for nearly 70%. The…
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Stay On Your Game By Unplugging From Technology (Part One)

In the ever-increasing technology era we live in, social media, digital databases, and other technological advances have dramatically changed the medical industry as we know it. Physicians can now keep in contact with colleagues, check in with patients, and access industry news with the touch of a button. However, even with these growing benefits, there…
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Fit Fashion: Health Wearables (Infographic)

From fitness bands to smart watches, wearable technology has taken the market by storm, and its popularity is only projected to continue to skyrocket. In fact, 2014 saw a 684% increase in its first half alone! While consumers are purchasing these devices at rapid rates, they aren’t the only ones going crazy for these contraptions.…
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7 TED Talks Every Provider Should Know

By spreading ideas through 2,000+ short, powerful talks, TED covers a number of topics in more than 100 languages, including leading views on healthcare and medicine. Offering a wide spectrum of concepts and opinions from seven unique, respected speakers, we have collected a list of thought-provoking healthcare-related TED Talks every provider should pay attention to.…
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High Out-of-Pocket Costs Create Difficult Conversations

As patients bear more financial responsibility for their medical bills, the issue of cost and necessity are things that patients are demanding answers to. With roughly half of bills sent to collections being medical debt related, these concerns are not unwarranted, and patient’s cost sensitivity has raised concern for doctors as well. Pushing millions of…
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Anatomy of a Doctor (Infographic)

What exactly makes up a doctor? It’s more than just diagnoses and performing tests. It’s a combination of countless hours spent studying and training, quick critical thinking, excellent communication, and the priceless reward of making a difference in the world, one patient at a time. With this reward, however, comes the undeniable stress that many…
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Stay Social, Stay Sharp

Millions of Americans use social media networks to communicate both personally and professionally. With healthcare seemingly moving in a more digital direction as mobile health applications and devices continue to be on the rise, it only makes sense that a physician’s social media presence be important. Just like with anything, there are benefits as well…
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Holidays Cause A Higher Need for Locum Tenens

With Labor Day being Monday, the unofficial end of summer is quickly approaching. As we honor all those who work so hard, you may have plans to kick-back and celebrate over the weekend with fireworks, barbecues, picnics at the park, or some fun in the sun; however, holidays such as this are also time for…
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