The Advantages of Telehealth for Seasonal Staff Shortages

Author Archives: Aaron Risen

Do You Know the Advantages of Telehealth for Seasonal Staff Shortages? Whether it’s winter, spring, fall, or summer, each season brings about its own illnesses and ailments, all of which healthcare providers need to sufficiently prepare for. For example, just look at the 2017-2018 flu season: during this time period, the percentage of deaths attributed […]

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No, this is not about Robin Thicke stealing Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up”. My blogs are typically filled with trends or statistics to attempt to sway a hospital decision maker my way to get their business. Not this time. It’s about the disturbing change in the nomenclature in today’s healthcare environment […]

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Telemedicine has finally started to take a foothold as an efficient and high quality means to take care of patients. It is estimated that 7 million patients will use telemedicine in 2018. The payers have begun reimbursing for more services, and, more importantly, patients have become more accepting of telemedicine. There are a growing number […]

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As a physician actively working as a locum tenens, or new to locum tenens investigating locum tenens jobs, have you ever wondered why you get calls and emails from multiple agencies about the same jobs? Five years ago, you received emails from multiple agencies because when a hospital or practice had a locum tenens job […]

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The use of locum tenens surgeons is no longer a matter of if you’ll have a need for general surgery, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic or neurosurgery coverage, but rather when you will and how you will make it work best for your hospital when that time comes. Here are seven tips to ensure the locum tenens coverage […]

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It’s no secret that the U.S. faces a shortage of some 90,000 physicians with about half of that shortage in urgent care. It only stands to reason that recruiting and staffing physicians for urgent care centers is difficult, at best, and it’s not going to get any easier. Urgent care is one of the fastest-growing […]

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As a 35 year veteran in physician recruiting and staffing in the surgical specialties, it seems within the last several years there has been an unprecedented movement within the hospital industry to establish new trauma centers or to upgrade designation status from Level III to Level II. This is particularly the case within the for-profit […]

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As a healthcare administrator or medical group manager, like everybody else, you need several physicians and you need them now!  When you start the process with your medical staff, the first thing you do is marshal support for the effort and work to build a consensus and to get “buy-in” from all the key players […]

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Factors to Consider in Developing a Neurohospitalist Program Hospitals are turning to neurohospitalists as a cost-effective means to improve coverage and care. The Demand for Neurohospitalists With fewer neurologists willing to cover inpatient consultations and provide Emergency Department-call coverage, hospitals have found that they can achieve stability by starting or expanding neurohospitalist programs. Neurohospitalists provide […]

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Part-time Locum Tenens Surgeons Can Alleviate Staffing Shortage Locum tenens surgeons offer a part-time solution to a full-time problem. U.S. Surgeon Shortage The United States faces a shortage of 91,000 physicians—including 46,000 surgeons and medical specialists—within the next 10 years because not enough physicians are being trained to keep pace with population growth and practitioners’ […]

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