Credentialing Locum Tenens & Telemedicine Providers

This white paper introduces a smarter, cloud-based credentialing approach for locum tenens employees and answers common questions about locum tenens.

resource thumbnailVariously referred to as traveling physicians, locums tenens, telemedicine providers, and remote docs, they are becoming an essential component of the nation’s health care system. Many hospitals could not function without them, entire communities would be without specialty coverage, operating suites would stand empty, ER/EDs could not function, and hospitalist programs would not be able to meet the demand. By some estimates, there may be up to 100,000 physicians interested in providing clinical services in locations far from their homes. An equivalent number will soon be augmenting primary care physicians through telemedicine programs. According to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the nation may not be far from having telemedicine consults in the comfort of one’s own home. The virtual house call is not far off.