In a world where you can order groceries or schedule an appointment without lifting a finger, small voice assist computer modules like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Siri continue to gain intelligence and work their way into the daily consumer’s life, including their health. It's not a stretch to believe that one day voice…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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As a physician, you're familiar with working in a fast-paced environment. While being constantly on-the-go can be exciting and make the day go by quicker, there can also be drawbacks to working at such a rate, and when things slow down it's easy to lose your patience with those around you, both personnel and patient.…Read more
When navigating the world of locum tenens, a locum tenens physician recruiter can help you find the job that's right for you and fits your skills and needs. That's why finding a great locums tenens agency and building a strong relationship with a locums recruiter your can trust is important. Because the locum tenens industry…Read more
Because nearly everyone has access to the internet, it’s inevitable that the most patients will turn to Dr. Google at some point to research their symptoms. In fact, it is estimated that one in three Americans use the internet to research a medical condition, whether for themselves or a friend or family member. Rather than…Read more
An important part of any physician’s career is deciding which practice setting they prefer. There are several factors that come into play when making this decision, like patient volume, location, specialty, compensation, and CME opportunities. When a physician is still undecided on where they'd like to practice, they can turn to locum tenens for help.…Read more
Now that you’ve passed your exams and completed your residency, you're probably learning that you now have to deal with a new list of real-world challenges as a new physician, like paying off medical school debt and deciding on which direction you’d like your career to go. If you are just starting out in your…Read more
With the industry's growing success, more physicians are making the change to locum tenens, and healthcare facilities continue using locums to ensure their schedules stay full and their patients receive care. There are several benefits to working locums, such as better work-life balance, travel opportunities, and lower rates of physician burnout. However, before you can…Read more
As a locum tenens physician or advanced practitioner, you have probably come to be familiar with your fair share of physician employment contracts. Typically, locum tenens contracts are more straightforward than permanent agreements due to their short nature. However, things like unclear work expectations, unreasonable non-competes, and delayed benefits can make any type of employment contract…Read more
Over the years, Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) have helped physicians improve treatment and care for patients and provide facilities with the opportunity to better monitor patient care. However, while EMRs may ultimately improve clinical outcomes for patients, current use of EMRs has come at a cost: increased physician burnout. This is due to a number…Read more
In recent years, physician studies have shown increasing levels of stress and burnout. An additional concern among medical students, residents, and physicians is higher than normals rates of depression and suicide. To address this problem, several local and national health care education and professional organizations have launched multiple initiatives. One of the main leaders in…Read more
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