Category Archives: Specialties

Blurred Lines

Posted on: August 28th, 2017 by Aaron Risen

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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Locum Tenens in Surgery Done Right

Posted on: April 7th, 2016 by Aaron Risen

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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5 Tips for Urgent Care Center Physician Staffing

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by Aaron Risen

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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Hospitalist Locum Tenens Done The Right Way

Posted on: April 29th, 2015 by Carmen Renaldy

There is no doubt about the importance of hospital medicine. It has become the second stop in the hospitalization process after the Emergency Department.  Hospitalists interact with the patients, patient’s families, specialists and every level of nursing and administration. With two main shifts per day, double coverage and several hospitalists scheduled during the days, it […]

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RVU Compensation & The Trauma & Acute Care Surgeon

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by Carmen Renaldy

Everybody associated with physician compensation is familiar with RVU’s. Gone are the days of a straight fee for service environment which billed at the prevailing insurance and Medicare rates.  RVU’s have been introduced as far back as the 80’s and were widely adopted in 1992. The whole of the medical system has been moving in […]

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Trauma Center Development & The Orthopedic Surgeon

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by Aaron Risen

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

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by 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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Factors to Consider in Developing a Neurohospitalist Program

Posted on: September 18th, 2014 by Aaron Risen

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

Posted on: August 13th, 2014 by Aaron Risen

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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The Emerging Crisis in the ICU from Advanced Healthcare Network

Posted on: May 29th, 2014 by Aaron Risen

Results from telemedicine solutions drive broader adoption. Across the country, there’s a growing crisis in intensive care units (ICUs). On average, patients admitted into the ICU suffer an estimated 1.7 potentially life-threatening errors each day. As a safety standard to avoid such scenarios, the Leapfrog Group advises that intensivist physicians (physicians specially trained in the […]

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