Locum Tenens Daily provides up-to-date information on important issues impacting physicians and their careers. All content is published by various health-related sources as well as industry experts and physicians. The articles will cover a broad spectrum of medical news directed towards physicians of all specialties who are on staff at private practices, hospitals, and government facilities.
The site is divided into several categories:
Accountable Care: News regarding this new type of payment and delivery model and its how it will affect health care providers and patients.
Dr. Ken’s Corner: A regular contributor to Locum Tenens Daily, Dr. Ken has over 30 years of experience in the locum tenens field and has worked in the areas of risk management, quality assurance and physician-client relations. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council to the Texas State University’s Department of Communication Studies.
Healthcare Reform: Current news regarding health care reform in the U.S. including new government-enacted legislation, policies, implementations.
Hospital Employment: Staffing updates and trends pertaining to hospital-based physicians including Hospitalists, Internists, Surgeons, and Emergency Medicine physicians.
Hospital Medicine: Information focused on hospital-based physicians whose primary focus is on the medical care of acutely ill hospitalized patients. This includes news about patient care, teaching, research, and leadership.
Patient Safety: Specializes in reports, analysis and prevention of medical errors. Articles focus on improvement efforts, innovative technologies, education of providers and consumers, and enhanced error reporting systems.
Physician Careers: Content aimed at enhancing the careers of physicians including articles from fellow physicians, career consultants and other professionals whose insight is deemed helpful to physicians at various points in their careers.
Rural Medicine: Explores the challenges in medicine in regards to the rural environment or location of medical facilities. Articles touch on the advantages/disadvantages physicians face when considering employment at facilities in sparsely populated areas
Technology, EHR & Social Media: News about the changes to technology in medical facilities including coding-based systems and Electronic Health Records. Information regarding the use of social media by physicians can also be found here.