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Building a Better Bedside Manner

Positive patient experiences can lead to fewer claims, higher satisfaction scores, and a smaller chance of being sued. Although good bedside manner isn’t often recognized, bad bedside manner can quickly lead to a lawsuit. Physicians can easily prevent complaints and negative online reviews by adopting and acting on the following five tips.

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How to Bill for Locum Tenens Services

You can’t always plan for the unexpected at your hospital or healthcare facility, and with the physician shortage, you probably have sometimes found yourself scrambling to find coverage for shifts. Have you ever wondered how to properly bill temporary providers? The process varies depending on the reason you are using locum services, so we have put together an overview with a few questions to ask yourself as you begin to tackle to process.

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Residents and Fellows: Benefits of Locum Tenens after Training

As a physician in training, you spend years studying and logging long hours at a hospital. Once you graduate, you’ll develop new mentors, but you will no longer have an academic system to lean on. When you contemplate your options post residency or fellowship and how each one could support your personal goals, consider the many benefits of working locum tenens.

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20 Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2020

The medical community has a unique opportunity to harness the power of Twitter to continue educating patient populations. And, some have already started the conversation. As you consider strengthening your Twitter presence, here are 20 accounts worth following; they have already established themselves as excellent resources to supplement medical practice news and healthcare insights.

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Fast Facts for National Women Physicians Day

Do you know the significance of the name Elizabeth Blackwell? In 1849, she became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, paving the way for a number of additional wins for female physicians. Medicine is a field that has seen incredible advancements and innovation, both technologically and culturally. Today, we are pleased to pay tribute to this particularly significant milestone for both women and the physician workforce.

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20 Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2020

The medical community has a unique opportunity to harness the power of Twitter to continue educating patient populations. And, some have already started the conversation. As you consider strengthening your Twitter presence, here are 20 accounts worth following; they have already established themselves as excellent resources to supplement medical practice news and healthcare insights.

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Female doctors discussing some medical records

Fast Facts for National Women Physicians Day

Do you know the significance of the name Elizabeth Blackwell? In 1849, she became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, paving the way for a number of additional wins for female physicians. Medicine is a field that has seen incredible advancements and innovation, both technologically and culturally. Today, we are pleased to pay tribute to this particularly significant milestone for both women and the physician workforce.

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4 Ways VR Will Enhance Medicine in 2020

Although virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are buzzwords associated with video games, they are becoming a game changer in healthcare. Many hospitals and health systems are still finding ways to incorporate VR into their programs; this immersive technology’s capabilities seem almost limitless. So, what are we looking forward to most in 2020? We’ve highlighted four ways that VR will enhance medicine this year.

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7 Ways to Be an Ideal Locum Tenens Candidate

You enjoy providing quality care for your patients at different facilities, and may really like taking your skills on the road to practice at different facilities. Wouldn’t it be great to lock into locum tenens jobs that complement your expertise and interests as soon as they become available?

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State Spotlight: Where You Should Wander

If your locum tenens options appear endless, it might be difficult to narrow your choices. By partnering with a reputable staffing company, you could find your perfect fit much more easily. With so many open opportunities, you can practice as a full-time locums provider, supplement your income with additional assignments, or check out locum tenens for the first time. Today, we’ve highlighted three states that are currently seeking locum tenens providers for a variety of specialties.

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3 Ideas to Promote National CRNA Week at Your Facility

National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) Week kicks off this Sunday, January 19. It is a time to formally honor and express gratitude to the CRNAs who practice locum tenens or have a permanent position at your hospital, practice, health system, or clinic.

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3 Hidden Ways Telemedicine Creates ROI

Telemedicine expands access to healthcare and increases convenience for patients, especially in rural areas. Although video/webcam technology, text messaging, and other tech-related tools have grown in use over the past few years, it’s important to ensure that you’re covering your costs when offering these options. So, what should you be considering as your ROI? Each hospital’s needs and resources differ, but there could be some benefits you’re overlooking. Read on to discover three less obvious ways your facility can maximize the advantages of using this technology.

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Interview Tips for Residents Exploring Locum Tenens

As you move toward the next phase of your medical journey, you may be concerned about securing a job after residency. Your training has taken many years and you have worked hard to get to the place you are in today. So, we asked two of our top recruiters to share some of their best tips for future interviewees. Since they have spent an extensive amount of time in the industry, they can speak to client expectations. Read on to discover some best practices for emerging doctors interviewing for locum tenens assignments.

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