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A Newsletter for Physicians, NPs, PAs, and CRNAs Interested in or Currently Practicing Locum Tenens.

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State Spotlight: Opportunities in the East

Practicing locums allows you to enjoy the freedom of selecting your location, schedule, and assignment length. Having so many options may appear daunting at first, but partnering with a reputable staffing company, like Medicus Healthcare Solutions, could help narrow down your choices and find the perfect fit. Whether you’re a full-time locums provider, supplementing your income with additional assignments, or considering locum tenens for the first time, there are plenty of new opportunities in the East!

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Have You Optimized Patient Flow at Your Facility?

Optimizing patient flow has a positive effect on your healthcare facility’s success. Studies show that implementing patient-flow strategies can help practices cut costs, increase their capacity, and even boost revenue. As a result, patient satisfaction, engagement, and retention rates also increase.

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4 Benefits of Practicing Medicine for the Veterans Health Administration

As the nation’s largest integrated healthcare system in the United States, the VHA serves over 9 million veterans and performs about 400,000 procedures annually. In addition to their continual efforts to optimize veteran care, the VHA nurtures physician engagement and accommodates professional exploration. Practicing medicine is simplified for the physician without the baggage of billing and insurance or the need to justify necessary procedures.

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8 Reminders for Perfectly Packaging Your CV

As the saying goes, you never get a second chance at a first impression. To make the best impression, you need to regularly review and revise your curriculum vitae (“course of life” in Latin and commonly referred to as a CV), which often serves as your initial introduction to staffing companies and facility representatives. This exercise is particularly beneficial if you are a physician or advanced practitioner who is working locum tenens and continuously enjoying new professional experiences.

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3 Qualities Your Medical Practice Team Should Have

As a medical practice manager, you work with a diverse set of professionals, from physicians and other clinicians on staff to locum tenens providers and clerical personnel. Some of your team may have recently entered the workforce while others could be looking to retire within the next few years. Blending each skill set and distinct personality is important. Each professional probably has a preferred workflow and method for communication.

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3 Tips to Assist Healthcare Transparency for Patients

As healthcare transitions to a more consumer-based decision, lack of price transparency is one of the top challenges facing patients. Approximately 66% of consumers have never talked to their providers about the cost of a visit, and 60% have never discussed the price of a procedure. So, how can they make informed decisions without all the facts?

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Doctors stacking their hands

3 Qualities Your Medical Practice Team Should Have

As a medical practice manager, you work with a diverse set of professionals, from physicians and other clinicians on staff to locum tenens providers and clerical personnel. Some of your team may have recently entered the workforce while others could be looking to retire within the next few years. Blending each skill set and distinct personality is important. Each professional probably has a preferred workflow and method for communication.

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Rolls of dollar bills

3 Tips to Assist Healthcare Transparency for Patients

As healthcare transitions to a more consumer-based decision, lack of price transparency is one of the top challenges facing patients. Approximately 66% of consumers have never talked to their providers about the cost of a visit, and 60% have never discussed the price of a procedure. So, how can they make informed decisions without all the facts?

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Enhance Healthcare with a High Social Media IQ

Although the medical field consistently embraces technology, many healthcare leaders and physicians are either hesitant or refuse to use social media. Some are not savvy with online communication, and others are reluctant because they don’t see the time invested to be beneficial. However, these platforms can generate a significant return on investment for healthcare professionals who establish a strategic online presence. Read on to discover how developing a high social media IQ can humanize healthcare and positively impact your hospital or health system.

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5 Ways to Provide High-Quality Care to HNHC Patients

As any good hospital leader or physician knows, it’s important to strive for optimal patient care. A hospital in Cleveland, OH conducted “red flag” reports to measure patient care post-discharge and improve engagement. The results were surprising. About 64 patients a month didn’t make a follow-up appointment due to a variety of reasons, including lack of transportation and/or communication.

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4 Ways Locum Tenens Services Benefit Urgent Care Centers

Since the introduction of the first walk-in centers during the 1970s, the urgent care market has continued to evolve. According to the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA), the number of urgent care centers reached 8,774 in November 2018—an 8 percent increase from 2017. Additionally, urgent care clinics handle about 89 million patient visits each year, which includes more than 29 percent of all primary care visits in the U.S. and nearly 15 percent of all outpatient physician visits.

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3 Ways for Physicians to Sustain a More Active Lifestyle

Physicians are stressed. They work long hours and rapidly become inundated with additional responsibilities and paperwork. Although burnout plagues many physicians, maintaining an active lifestyle is one of the best ways to combat this condition. Unfortunately, with the nature of their work and demanding schedules, physicians may find it challenging to include exercise in a daily (or even weekly) regimen.

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Healthcare Leaders: Is It Time to Rebrand?

Branding encompasses much more than just a hospital’s logo and digital presence. It also weaves together the hospital’s message and mission statement. If your hospital or health system’s branding does not resonate with either the community’s needs or the leadership team’s strategic goals, you may wish to consider rebranding. A rebrand involves taking the existing brand and altering its message or appearance to better connect with the organization and community.

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