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Top EMRs You Should Know

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…
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Choosing the Right Locum Tenens Agency

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…
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Locum Tenens as the Solution to Burnout

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…
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Cyberattacks to Continue in 2017

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…
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Can New Year’s Resolutions Be Hazardous to Your Health?

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,…
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13 Reasons to Work Locums

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…
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8 States with the Lowest Number Physicians

As we all know, the United States has been facing a national physician shortage for years now and no state has been left unscathed. However, there are a number of states that are feeling the effects of this shortage a bit more than others. Wyoming, Alaska, and North Dakota are the top three states with…
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7 Major Medical Advancements in 3D Printing

This Valentine's Day, you may just be able to 3D print a heart for your special someone. Yes, you read that correctly. A German institute has created blood vessels using artificial biological cells, a 3d inkjet printer and a laser to mold them into shape. While 3D printing may seem unimaginable to some, some of…
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Tips for Bringing Your Pet on a Locum Tenens Assignment

One of the benefits of working locum tenens is the ability¬†to travel. Though, for some pet parents, a trip is incomplete without their furry friend in tow. Before you decide to bring along your pet to your next locums assignment, there a few things you should keep in mind, like taking your pet to see…
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The Struggles of Burnout

Burnout affects many industries. Teachers, lawyers, IT specialists -- we all experience the exhaustion, anxiety, and stress from the day to day duties that come along with our jobs. Physicians, however, tend to experience burnout and its affects much more often and severely than others. Burnout is something that is complicated and not easy to…
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