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Physician Shortage Information
Access facts and figures on the ongoing physician shortage, and learn how locums can help you maintain patient flow and revenue streams.
What is Locum Tenens?
Hiring a locum tenens professional is a great fit for a variety of staffing situations. Learn more about locum tenens.
When you work with Barton Associates, you'll see that hiring a locum tenens provider has never been easier.
Barton Associates Solutions
Facilities and companies big and small turn to Barton Associates to meet their staffing needs.
Physician Shortage Information
THE PHYSICIAN SHORTAGE ISN'T IMPROVING ANYTIME SOON. HERE ARE THE FACTS.
The Physician Shortage Is Not Going Away - BARTON ASSOCIATES
If you thought the physician shortage was going to improve, we have some bad news. According to new data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the United States is expected to experience a shortage of 40,800 to 104,900 doctors by 2030. Previous estimates only applied through year 2025,...Visit Link
How Physician Burnout Is Harming Your Facility - BARTON ASSOCIATES
Anyone who has worked long hours understands the feeling of burnout: When you get home, all you want to do is relax, get some sleep, and wake up refreshed tomorrow.But what happens when the consequences are more than just a sleepy morning meeting or a missed deadline? When the doctors...Visit Link
Surviving the Physician Shortage [INFOGRAPHIC] - BARTON ASSOCIATES
Chances are, your organization is already feeling the effects of the physician shortage. If it’s not — it will.According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States faces a shortage of more than 90,000 physicians by 2020 — a number that will grow to more than 130,000 by...Visit Link
Are Hospitals Prepared for the Rise in Geriatric Care Needs? - BARTON ASSOCIATES
The population of older Americans is expanding rapidly, leading to a rise in demand for geriatric care. Although the sheer volume of these patients is reaching historic heights, analysts believe it hasn’t even scratched the surface of what’s to come. Hospitals and other organizations will need to begin planning now,...Visit Link
How Locum Tenens Can Help Solve the Physician Shortage in Rural Areas - BARTON ASSOCIATES
America is facing a physician shortage. It has been for years, and by some projections, will continue to do so for the next decade. Some parts of the country have been hit harder than others, and rural areas in particular are in need of the medical support locum tenens can...Visit Link
For Healthcare Organizations, Futureproofing Is Possible — and Necessary - BARTON ASSOCIATES
There’s no question that technology can be a complex topic for healthcare decision-makers. Take the act of laying out a roadmap for future technology use, a feat so challenging that an estimated 50 percent of hospitals haven’t even done it, according to research from Frost & Sullivan. With world-changing advancements...Visit Link
Which States Are the Best for NP and PA to practice in? - BARTON ASSOCIATES
Editor's Note: Updated June 2019Are you interested in learning which states offer the best benefits for NP and PA's to practice in? The American healthcare system is complex. It has plenty of benefits for those who want to practice medicine, but it also comes with its fair share of roadblocks...Visit Link
What Is Locum Tenens?
LEARN HOW FLEXIBLE LOCUM TENENS STAFFING CAN BENEFIT YOUR FACILITY
Healthcare Workforce Management Considerations for 2017 - BARTON ASSOCIATES
The healthcare sector has been struggling to maintain adequate staffing levels because of skills shortages and other issues. Unfortunately, this problem is likely to intensify for years to come.Hospitals, practices, and other medical facilities need to ensure they are planning for skills shortages when mapping out their workforce management strategies...Visit Link
Locum Tenens Is Supplying the Medical Workforce of the Future - BARTON ASSOCIATES
The U.S. desperately needs quality physicians and clinicians, a problem that is only going to grow in the coming years. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, MD, said this shortage among the medical workforce will increase over the next decade, and that something must...Visit Link
HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR NAVIGATING THE HIRING PROCESS
5 Reasons to Hire Locum Tenens Providers in 2017 - BARTON ASSOCIATES
The healthcare sector continues to evolve rapidly, with all efforts focused on three core matters:Improving patient care.Reducing healthcare costs and hospital expenditures.Bolstering intelligent population health management through modern technology.Effective staffing is a powerful tool that can help healthcare organizations achieve these goals in 2017. To that end, let's take a...Visit Link
How Locum Tenens Staffing Can Help After U.S. Visa Program Suspension - BARTON ASSOCIATES
If you work with medical professionals, you’re probably aware of the H-1B visa, an “employment-based, nonimmigrant category" of travel document that makes it easier for certain foreign workers to come to the U.S. Used widely in fields such as technology, media, and healthcare, the H-1B has proven to be a...Visit Link
Tips for Hiring Healthcare Providers in Rural Areas - BARTON ASSOCIATES
Finding the right healthcare professionals for your open jobs is hard enough, and if you’re staffing for a rural location, it becomes that much more challenging. No two healthcare facilities (or their patients) are exactly alike, and these disparities become even more apparent when considering the skills it takes to...Visit Link
Are Locum Tenens Providers the Answer for Ailing Rural Medical Facilities? - BARTON ASSOCIATES
The national healthcare system has been in a state of rapid transformation for decades. First, the 1996 Health Information Portability and Accountability Act forced healthcare practitioners and facilities to rethink the ways in which they share and protect information. Then, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act...Visit Link
It’s Official: Locum Tenens Clinicians Are Popular and Invaluable - BARTON ASSOCIATES
The U.S. healthcare sector has been among the most heavily affected by skills gaps and talent shortages over the past several years. This has led to a direct increase in the amount of strain placed on physicians and other medical practitioners, which can compromise the quality and efficiency of any...Visit Link
5 Ways to Develop a Winning Locum Tenens Strategy - BARTON ASSOCIATES
Are you thinking about staffing a locum tenens provider?Before you do, you should consider how to properly integrate them into your workforce. Here are five ways to get started:1. Evaluate Your Practice's WeaknessesFigure out whether a locum tenens professional can solve your practice's most pertinent problems. Some issues these healthcare...Visit Link
Barton Associates Solutions
BARTON ASSOCIATES' NATIONWIDE RECRUITING OPERATION IS ABLE TO MEET ANY STAFFING CHALLENGE
We're a Top Locum Tenens Staffing Agency, Three Years Running! - BARTON ASSOCIATES
Editor's Note: This blog post was originally published in October 2016. It was updated in February 2019 to reflect Betterteam's most recent top staffing agencies rankings.In early January 2019, the staffing application Betterteam reviewed more than 3,000 staffing agencies across all industries and found the ones that have the best...Visit Link
Get Our Free Guide to Starting Your Locum Tenens Career - BARTON ASSOCIATES
Where do you see your career in 2017? Download our free resource, “Your Ultimate Guide to Going Locum," to discover more about how locum tenens can help you achieve your goals.Locum tenens is an attractive and fulfilling career path that some physicians and advanced-practice clinicians aren't even aware of. As...Visit Link
Healthcare Is Changing, but Locum Tenens Physicians and Clinicians Offer Stability - BARTON ASSOCIATES
More than ever before, healthcare facilities of all sizes are seeing the benefit of staffing locum tenens healthcare professionals, whether to replace full-time staff members or to simply relieve stressed employees from heavy workloads.We’ve previously reported that the U.S. will be understaffed by 90,000 to 130,000 physicians within the next...Visit Link
Locum Tenens Performance: How Facilities and Providers Can Improve - BARTON ASSOCIATES
Working in a new environment is a challenge. You have to prove yourself to the current personnel who have been working at the practice, organization, or hospital, and they may have years of experience with the system. The locum has to learn all the proper steps, avoid errors, and minimize...Visit Link
How to Maximize Locum Tenens Engagement - BARTON ASSOCIATES
More hospitals and other medical facilities are beginning to capitalize on the immense value of locum tenens providers, especially as staffing problems remain widespread. At the same time, it appears many medical practitioners are becoming fond of locum tenens as a profession as opposed to working traditional full-time jobs. Although...Visit Link
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CONNIE, MEDICAL STAFFING COORDINATOR
Barton is on my short list to call when our group has a locums need.
SCOTT S., LOCUM TENENS CLIENT
You have been very cooperative, prompt, and attentive to our needs and we sincerely appreciate that.
PATRICIA S., LOCUM TENENS CLIENT
The staff is well-trained and dependable, and incorporates themselves as members of the team.
KARIN M., CMO
Without a doubt, I highly recommend Barton Associates to my colleagues in the medical staff services field.
LIBBY W., MANAGER OF MEDICAL STAFF SERVICES
Their reliability, dedication, and flexibility has been essential in helping staff our centers throughout Florida.
SANDRA G., PROVIDER SCHEDULER
The candidates I receive are invariably well-screened and informed.
BRETT C., MANAGER OF PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT