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Discussion: Current challenges in the healthcare industry

At the Locumsmart Education Conference in September, we had the privilege of inviting leaders from some of the top locums staffing companies in the country to discuss many of the challenges they are seeing in the healthcare industry today. The panelists included:
  • Tim Fischer, president, Jackson & Coker
  • Chris Franklin, president, LocumTenens.com
  • Liz Hale, president, MPLT Healthcare
  • Leslie Snavely, chief sales officer, CHG Healthcare
  • Matt Young, partner, All Star Healthcare Solutions; president, NALTO
  • Moderated by Christy Bray Ricks, vice president, Provider Talent; Ardent Health Services
It was an amazing opportunity to watch this group of oftentimes fierce competitors share thoughts and ideas. Watch the clips below as the panelists offer their insights into some of the biggest questions facing the locum tenens industry.

How has the function of locums changed in the past 40 years?

What are some of the challenges you see in the next three to five years?

What are some of your most difficult specialties to fill?

Are physicians changing careers and why?

What impact will laws regarding 1099 employees have on locums?

What are your staffing firms doing to attract and hire top talent?

How are contract requirements impacting the locums industry?

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