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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…

The History of Hospitalist and Their Field

Friday, December 4th, 2015 in Medical Field: Hospitalist.

20 years ago, the term hospitalist didn’t even exist. Although a few hundred physicians specialized in hospital care, it wasn’t until 1996 that the New England Journal of Medicine first identified these doctors specifically as hospitalists. In the last decade, the practice has grown to include thousands of physicians dedicated to the care of seriously Read more…

(MACRA) Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 in Medical Industry News.

In April of 2015, after two years of cooperation between Congress, the ACC and other interest holders, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was enacted into law.  The legislation, which touches many aspects of health care, repealed and replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) statute and instituted a mechanism to incent clinicians to Read more…

Cardiac Genetic Counselors in Today’s Medicine

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 in Medical Field - Genetics.

Genetic counselors play a vital role in providing comprehensive cardiac care; employing specialized experience in the disciplines of medical genetics and counseling. The National Society of Genetic Counselors reports approximately 2,700 genetic counselors working in the United States, most working in cancer and reproductive genetic counseling; however an increasing number of these professional are choosing Read more…

When Physicians Suffer From PTSD

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 in Medical Field: Trauma/Emergency.

Every human being is programmed to instantly react to terrifying or dangerous situations. Our bodies automatically respond to either protect or defend ourselves – blood pressure rises, adrenalin surges. Commonly known as “Fight-or-Flight”, this is a natural response to fear. Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome is a condition in which this normal reaction has been damaged or Read more…

Why Use Integrity Locums for your Job Search?

Friday, November 6th, 2015 in About Integrity Locums.

If you’ve made the decision to look into a career as a locum tenens physician or medical professional, Integrity Locums is your best course of action. Here’s why we are the company of choice for physicians, nurses, hospitalists and practitioners across the country. You Matter to Us – At Integrity Locums, you are more than Read more…

Welcome to the NEW Integrity Locums!

Friday, October 23rd, 2015 in About Integrity Locums.

Things have changed a little around here. And we couldn’t be more excited! Change is inevitable, and change requires response. With the healthcare world changing on a daily basis, we recognized the need for strategic and dedicated locum tenens services – for both our doctors and providers. At the new Integrity Locums, locum tenens placement Read more…