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Mobile Apps for Moving to A New City

Friday, February 26th, 2016 in General.

One of the most exciting aspects of a career as a locum tenens is the ability to travel and work in different locations around the United States. If you love exploring, seeing and doing new things and changing your routine, a locum tenens position may be your perfect way to practice medicine. Being in a Read more…

How to Handle Workplace Confrontation

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 in General.

The medical workplace can be tough to navigate. Patients can be difficult, their situations can be stressful. We have to deal with long hours, insurance minefields and more. But medical professionals across the board seem to also be dealing with the increasing incidence of workplace confrontation. This hostility may be overt, like two staff members Read more…

OpenNotes initiative improves transparency for future doctors

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 in Medical Industry News.

In 2010, a research project was launched that would revolutionize the way patients and doctors interacted. Named OpenNotes, the initiative endeavored to allow patients to easily view the notes from the visit to their doctor; including a summary of their conversation, a synopsis of symptoms and all the doctor’s thoughts and findings. Until this project, Read more…

HIPAA Privacy Rules Amended

Friday, February 12th, 2016 in General.

“Too many communities across the country are still suffering from the heartbreaking consequences of a gun in the wrong hand. In the past decade, more than 100,000 people have died as a result of gun violence. Many of these crimes were committed by people who never should have been able to purchase a gun in Read more…

New Approaches to HR to Attract Millennials

Saturday, January 30th, 2016 in Medical Staffing.

Senior doctors and medical staff, looking to hire millennial health care professionals, are finding it a bit perplexing. Those who have come of age in the last 20 years have an entirely different idea about the ideal workplace. As their priorities are markedly different than the baby boomers they are replacing, medical organizations need to Read more…

Malpractice Insurance and how Integrity Locums can Help

Friday, January 29th, 2016 in Locum Tenens Assistance.

As a medical professional, you are dedicated to helping people. Unfortunately, even with your education and expertise, mistakes can happen. An error made when assessing or treating health issues – whether a true error, or if the patient perceives it to be – can result in legal action, which can seriously affect your practice and your Read more…

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) 2016 Meeting

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016 in Medical Meetings & Conferences.

The Society of Hospital Medicine is holding its 2016 Meeting on March 6-9 at the San Diego Convention Center. This annual meeting is the leading educational gathering for healthcare professionals dedicated to hospital medicine. This groundbreaking meeting affords professionals an unparalleled opportunity to network with colleagues from around the country, to attend classes led by Read more…

New Wearable Chewing Gum Technology Used for Monitoring Patients

Friday, January 8th, 2016 in Healthcare Technology Developement.

  Rapidly evolving technology capabilities are transforming our lives; and wearable technologies were at the top of everyone’s wish list during the recent holiday season. Although these gadgets offer a myriad of consumer applications, the implications for health and wellness are impressive. From tracking workout goals and activity, to monitoring heart rate and even logging Read more…

Managing Millennials & New Generation Employees

Monday, December 28th, 2015 in Human Resources, Medical Staffing.

At the MGMA Annual Conference in October 2015, Kyle Matthews, CMPE and the CEO of Cardiovascular Associates of Mesa presented on the topic of Generation Y as physicians, employees and patients. Dr. Matthews discussed the unique characteristics of this generation as opposed to those in the past; and how the general tendencies of their upbringing Read more…

Physician Abuse and How to Combat the Issue

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 in General.

According to some medical schools, 100% of their students report experiencing abuse. What many consider to be physician burnout is more accurately described by medical professionals as abuse. Medical students in residency experience very difficult conditions and exhausting schedules; and as these conditions progress, the fear is that once-inspired and dedicated professionals become too tired Read more…