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What to expect in 2018

Last year, we made a few predictions about what to expect from our industry in 2017. We were mostly right. This year, we have one big prediction, and a revision to the one we got wrong. Data-Driven Decision-Making Something we expect to be a very big deal in 2018 is healthcare systems’ ability to make…

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Revisiting Our 2017 Predictions

Back in January, we wrote about some of the trends we expected to emerge this year. Now that 2017 has almost reached its conclusion, let’s take a look back and see how we did. Tech Savvy Providers One of the trends we predicted was an increase in the degree to which Providers would be willing…

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What you’re thankful for

Last month, we emailed our users asking them what aspect of LocumsMart they are most thankful for. We were floored by the responses we received from you. There were too many for us to share all of them, but below are some of our favorites, including the winners of our Thanksgiving gift card drawing. Congratulations to…

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On the Road

November was a busy month for LocumsMart. Bob, Keitha and I spent lots of time on the road meeting face-to-face with customers around the country. NWSPR Bob, Keitha and I all went to the first Northwest Staff Physician Recruiters (NWSPR) meeting. We love being in Seattle. We don’t get many chances to go to the…

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NEPRA Conference Recap

I had the good fortune of attending last week’s NEPRA Conference at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and while I did not win a hand at the casino, I still came out ahead. It was actually my first time meeting this group of people, but I made connections with a really great group of recruiters.…

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VMS and MSP platforms can save money on locum tenens

Healthcare Organizations around the country are tightening their belts. There are several reasons for this, as well as countless ways that these organizations are finding ways to cut costs. VMS and MSP software have proven results for these organizations. LocumsMart’s vendor-neutral platform provides access to dozens of recruiting agencies for any search, dramatically saving time…

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Provider Bid Acceptance Status

As always, we’re listening to the feedback we get from Users about how they interact with LocumsMart and looking for ways to improve the User experience. One request we’ve heard recently from a few Vendor Members regards the information that is viewable from the list views for Assignment Requests. As a direct response to this…

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Provider Ownership Status

We’ve covered procuring cause protection on the LocumsMart blog before, but having joined the team after a decade working for recruiting agencies, I wanted to stress the importance of this feature from the Vendor side of the equation. On the Vendor side, we always referred to this as “ownership” over a doctor. In other words,…

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ONPR Conference Recap

Director of Client Services Bob Shumard and VP of Business Development Keitha Ray recently returned from Columbus, Ohio, after attending the Ohio Network of Physician Recruiters annual conference. They got to talk to most of the ONPR members and had a good time with a great group of people. Attendees of the conference each got…

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