Over the years, the medicine model has greatly changed from when our predecessors began practicing and laying the groundwork for the industry. From prioritizing charting and patient satisfaction, to patients who want to dictate their care completely, there has been a noticeable shift in medicine. In the era of the almighty online review, some argue…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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For years, health systems and facilities have accepted what's known as the "Triple Aim" as the benchmark for care: enhancing the patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs. More recently, the "Triple Aim" has evolved into the "Quadruple Aim," with added emphasis on physician and staff wellness and satisfaction. Achieving the Quadruple Aim, however,…Read more
How much should I spend towards student loans? Do I need to start saving for retirement now? What about a mortgage or car payment? Now that you've graduated medical school and educated yourself about medicine, it's time to educate yourself about money. Post-grad, it's important to have a game plan to pave the way for…Read more
Whether you want to work the sunny beaches of Florida during the winter or lush, scenic Oregon during the summer, travel is one of the greatest perks that locum tenens physicians can enjoy. In addition to to practicing medicine and providing quality care where it’s needed most, you get to try delicious cuisines, partake in…Read more
Finishing medical school and residency is no small feat and something you should feel very proud of. And as the nation continues to face a physician shortage, your skills and services are desperately needed now more than ever. However, as you grow into your career and establish yourself as a young physician, there are certain…Read more
With a growing focus on physician well-being, physicians are becoming more vocal about burnout, its impact, and how the healthcare industry and leading health systems are leading change. The American Medical Association (AMA) has always been a great resource for physicians, and discussing physician burnout is no exception. You can find many informative articles on…Read more
As you may know, MACRA took effect at the beginning of 2017. This law establishes two payment tracks for physicians: the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (APM) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). For smaller and independent medical practices, MIPS may be the more suitable of the two. Starting this year, those practices will be required…Read more
With it's increasing popularity, majority of physicians either know someone who's worked locums or worked alongside a locum tenens physician. Why is it, then, that many still aren't aware of the benefits of working temporary assignments? What was once seen as something only physicians nearing retirement did, has now grown into an industry that attracts…Read more
Altruistic by nature, physicians often give back, both professionally and personally, in various ways throughout their careers. Locum tenens physician are in a unique position to take part in volunteer opportunities because they enjoy greater flexibility in their schedules and can volunteer at home, away from home, and even during locum tenens assignments. Whether it's…Read more
Throughout medical school, you had to deal with your fair share of struggles. From the many hours spent in residency to experiencing your many “firsts” on the floor, you may have thought you’d seen it all. However, what you may not have envisioned is that being a physician comes with it's own set of responsibilities…Read more
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