Outsourcing Your Hospital & Emergency Medicine Departments. Is it Worth It or a Bigger Problem?

Author Archives: Carmen Renaldy

It seems in the last three years, hospitals that had a local private hospitalist group or emergency medicine group have outsourced to a national company. Why? There are many reasons, but the main one is “offloading the headache.” The national contract groups are perceived as having greater expertise in areas such as recruiting, managing patients through […]

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The answer is yes, the size of a locum tenens agency does matter. But not in the ways you may be thinking. In today’s world size is important but the biggest may not always be the best.  Whether to go with a big, medium or small firm can be very subjective from both a physician […]

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The growth of medicine in the United States is growing although stunted after the recession, the demand for more physicians with the advent of the ACA and the aging population has never been higher. Many hospitals around the country have set up outreach clinics for primary care, surgery centers and have acquired specialty practices to […]

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With twenty years in the locum tenens industry, it amazes me just how many of the original recruiters in the business have been coordinating locum tenens coverage for twenty plus years. Many of these same pioneers have gone on to start their own locum tenens companies, become senior management, or just plain hammer the phone […]

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