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4 Companies that Could Revolutionize Healthcare
July 20, 2015
4 Companies that Could Revolutionize Healthcare

There are thousands of companies competing to be the “next big thing” in healthcare, but some of the following organizations are producing revolutionary concepts and products that could dramatically alter the way that Americans receive healthcare in the coming years.

The Impact of Mass Consolidation in the Health Insurance Industry
July 17, 2015
The Impact of Mass Consolidation in the Health Insurance Industry

Aetna had been in talks with Humana and announced that it had struck a tentative deal to purchase Humana for $37 billion. The other major takeover involves the purchase of Health Net Inc. by Centene Corp. for almost $6.3 billion.

How to Curtail Hospital Readmissions
July 6, 2015
How to Curtail Hospital Readmissions

In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, there is an increased focus upon hospital readmissions and the financial penalties for hospitals with the highest readmission rates.

The American Healthcare System: An Objective Evaluation
June 26, 2015
The American Healthcare System: An Objective Evaluation

Most Americans believe that the U.S. healthcare system is the best in the world. Despite countless reports that ranks the U.S. near the bottom of modern countries

Should Doctors Have a Mandatory Retirement Age?
June 23, 2015
Should Doctors Have a Mandatory Retirement Age?

With the wellbeing of patients at stake, many within the healthcare community have argued that there should be a mandatory retirement age for physicians.

How Relevant are Online Reviews for Doctors?
June 16, 2015
How Relevant are Online Reviews for Doctors?

If you are looking merely at the number of stars a physician has on sites like Ratemds.com or Healthgrades.com, you may be missing out on a medical expert who has provided decades of exceptional care.

Balancing Privacy and Transparency in Patient Relationships
June 8, 2015
Balancing Privacy and Transparency in Patient Relationships

New systems like Electronic Health Records, telemedicine and mobile health apps may offer more patients greater access to their medical information, but these tools are hardly perfected.

Strategies for Improving Quality of Care
May 27, 2015
Strategies for Improving Quality of Care

The quality of healthcare in the U.S. is at the center of a raging debate shaping the future of the industry.  With a total annual expenditure of almost $3 trillion, the healthcare industry should be providing better outcomes than it currently produces. 

Young Patients as a Disruptive New Force in Healthcare
May 21, 2015
Young Patients as a Disruptive New Force in Healthcare

Young people typically consider themselves immune to the serious medical issues that plague older Americans, but this demographic is considerably more susceptible to mental health issues, substance abuse, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and obesity than their older counterparts.

Increasing Shortage of U.S. Doctors
May 12, 2015
Increasing Shortage of U.S. Doctors
Medicine has long been the career of choice for the nation’s best and brightest, but recent reports suggest that clinical practice is rapidly losing its appeal.
The Greatest Obstacles to Improved Quality of Care
May 7, 2015
The Greatest Obstacles to Improved Quality of Care

The quality of U.S. healthcare should be examined more closely in light of a recent study by the Commonwealth Fund, which found that the U.S. ranks last among 11 Western nations in terms of quality of healthcare.

Why Doctors are Leaving the Profession
April 30, 2015
Why Doctors are Leaving the Profession

If you are considering quitting the medical profession, then you may take some comfort in the knowledge that a large number of America’s physicians considering the same thing.  While job burnout is a factor in any profession, it is has become a serious issue...

Predicting Growth in Healthcare Staffing Segments
April 20, 2015
Predicting Growth in Healthcare Staffing Segments

Increasing Demand in Healthcare: What are the factors contributing to it and how will it affect the future of these 4 healthcare staffing segments: Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants?

Filling the Primary Care Gap
April 17, 2015
Filling the Primary Care Gap

There is currently a shortage of 16,000 primary care doctors and by 2025, it is predicted that almost 52,000 additional primary care physicians will be needed to serve the growing and aging American population.

Life After Medicine: Careers Following Primary Care Practice
April 7, 2015
Life After Medicine: Careers Following Primary Care Practice

The reality of practicing medicine in 21st century America is hardly the glamorous or heroic lifestyle that is often portrayed in the media.  For many physicians who entered the profession to help patients, the daily grind of voluminous paperwork, shrinking control over their professional livelihoods and increased risk of lawsuit has sapped their enthusiasm to practice medicine. 

Supreme Court Ruling Accords with Modern Healthcare Realities
March 19, 2015
Supreme Court Ruling Accords with Modern Healthcare Realities

Who should be allowed to perform medical procedures? The Supreme Court’s ruling in NC Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC that state licensing boards could go too far in prohibiting quasi-medical professionals from offering teeth whitening services was based on Sherman anti-trust laws. The verdict may surprise you. 

Identifying the Early Signs of Physician Burnout
March 5, 2015
Identifying the Early Signs of Physician Burnout

It is all too common for healthcare providers to sacrifice one’s own wellbeing for patients. Here are the early signs of physician burnout along with strategies to help overcome them...

7 Strategies for Mitigating Physician Burnout
February 19, 2015
7 Strategies for Mitigating Physician Burnout

More than 20,000 physicians, the majority of practicing clinicians are considering early retirement, transitioning to a non-clinical specialty, or leaving the medical profession entirely. While the challenges of practicing medicine are not likely to lessen soon, there are some effective ways of mitigating physician burnout. Consider these 7 strategies...

6 Key Factors Drastically Increasing the Utilization of Locum Tenens
November 17, 2014
6 Key Factors Drastically Increasing the Utilization of Locum Tenens

If you have ever thought, “What are we going to do if Dr. So & So retires or leaves our community?” this article pertains to you and offers a solution.  An overwhelmingly large number of groups and healthcare delivery systems are finding themselves in this very predicament.

Behind the Scenes with Onyx M.D.
August 12, 2014
Behind the Scenes with Onyx M.D.

While you may have one point of contact, there is a whole staff of experts behind the scenes working hard to make sure you have a successful assignment. With over 60 years of combined experience in the Locum Tenens industry, take a look at why our Operations Team is like no other...