St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 04, 2012
Locum Media, a healthcare publishing company based in St. Louis, is proud to announce the launch of Locum Tenens Daily, the first online blog created for the specialized community of locum tenens professionals that includes physicians, midlevel providers, healthcare facilities and healthcare staffing firms. The website has been actively publishing for several months and is ready for its close-up at http://www.locumtenensdaily.com.
With a mission of offering “News & Perspectives for Locum Tenens Professionals,” the blog publishes original news and commentary about the locum tenens industry as well as curated news and resources from the best healthcare publications around the internet on a daily basis in a “team blog” format. Content sources regularly included healthcare-specific publications like the American Medical Association, HealthLeaders, the ACP and Today’s Hospitalist, as well as general interest business magazines and newspapers. In addition, new media sources like KevinMD.com are also frequently cited on Locum Tenens Daily.
Editorial coverage on the site focuses on the rapidly shifting landscape of healthcare. Frequent topics include healthcare reform, accountable care organizations, the rise of hospital medicine, patient safety, physician careers, technology trends, electronic health records and social media.
Locum Tenens Daily is managed by a diverse group of locum tenens industry experts, whose goal is to build and maintain a lasting, industry resource to benefit all participants in the locum tenens sphere.
Among the original experts contributing to the site is executive editor Frank Phillips, president-elect of the National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations (NALTO) and a physician career consultant in Atlanta. Another key contributor is Dr. Ken Teufel, a veteran primary care physician and a previous medical director for various locum tenens physician staffing companies. The staff is rounded out by several contributing editors and staff writers working under the guidance of publisher, Cory Kleinschmidt. Several physicians who work on a locum tenens basis are lined up as contributing authors.
As Phillips notes, “The wide variety of topics and backgrounds of the contributors makes Locum Tenens Daily an excellent resource for locum tenens physicians and those who work with them. The contributors’ unique perspectives and experiences will ultimately enhance the understanding of new policies, implementations, and procedures that affect locum tenens physicians. As a veteran in the business, I hope my input will make an impact, help guide physicians along in their careers and generate discussion about upcoming changes and trends in the industry.”
Phillips has published various articles on the site since its creation, ranging from criminal background checks on physicians to the delay in implementation of the new ICD-10 coding system. The site also features the first exclusive interview with Phillips as he prepares to take the helm of NALTO in 2013.
Other blogs like TechCrunch, the Huffington Post and Engadget have proved that a team-based blog covering specialized industries can become highly popular due to the dynamic format, daily publishing schedule and the diversity of voices. Publisher Cory Kleinschmidt believes there is strong demand for a resource like Locum Tenens Daily. ”Until now, there wasn’t a dedicated news source for locum tenens professionals. Various daily publications touch upon locum tenens issues, but none has ever focused exclusively on news for the locum tenens industry, which is hot and getting hotter as more physicians demand a wider spectrum of career choices and work schedules,” he said.
The theme of Locum Tenens Daily isn’t the only aspect that sets it apart from other publications. The site is optimized for viewing on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, a key feature of any modern website. “This is significant because the content adapts to whatever device it is viewed on, whereas most websites viewed on mobile devices offer a very poor user experience,” Kleinschmidt explained.
In addition to daily updated news and resource, the site features a locum tenens job bulletin board. The board lists hundreds of job opportunities in all major specialties across the country at dozens of healthcare facilities.
The combination of topical and timely online content with the latest locum tenens job opportunities makes Locum Tenens Daily a valuable resource for locum tenens physicians. “But this is just the beginning,” said Kleinschmidt. “Phase one of the site focused on the technical platform and the content strategy. In phase two — which is underway now — we plan to expand the site to become an online social hub for locum tenens professionals. When the vision behind Locum Media and Locum Tenens Daily is fully realized, locum tenens professionals will have a truly impressive array of resources and tools that will make the entire industry much more connected and efficient,” he added.
About Locum Media
Locum Media is a healthcare publishing company based in St. Louis whose goal is to offer the best content, resources and tools for locum tenens physicians and the entire locum tenens community. Locum Tenens Daily is the inaugural publication from Locum Media, with several new online publications to follow in 2012. Locum Media also offers locum tenens physician staffing services through its sister company, Interim Physicians, which has been an industry leader since 1979.
Publisher, Locum Media LLC