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What Physicians Need to Know About Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Maintenance of Certification, or MOC, is a process by which physicians maintain certification through the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association. The process of implementing MOC began in 2000, when the ABMS determined that such a system would help to keep physicians up-to-date on the rapidly-evolving information and issues within their respective specialties. This system has been around for some years, but many physicians are still unclear on MOC's requirements and benefits.

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VISTA Recognizes National PA Week and the Impact of PAs on National Health

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 7, 2019 9:45:00 AM

 

Dear Physician Assistant (PA),

In honor of National PA Week, VISTA wishes to extend a sincere and tremendous thank-you to physician assistants everywhere. From October 6-12th, we’re celebrating National PA Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. During PA Week, we hope you’ll have the chance to talk to a PA about what it is they do, and why they're proud to do it.

We recognize even if you haven’t been treated by a PA before, there’s a good chance you will in the near future. There are more than 123,000 PAs working across the country—and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the profession is expected to grow 37 percent between 2016 and 2036.

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Celebrating National Locum Tenens Week

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Aug 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

National Locum Tenens Week recognizes the physicians who practice locum tenens in order to meet the needs of patients. This celebration, which was established by the National Association of Locum Tenens Organization (NALTO), is held during the second full week of August each year. During this week, locum tenens physicians and recruiters have an opportunity to share their stories and experiences on a national stage.

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Medical Devices Changing Healthcare

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jun 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Although it is still early, recent advancements in technology have already started revolutionizing the medical field. These modern medical devices give doctors the ability to make treatments more accessible and convenient for their patients. They have even given rise to new, innovative treatments that are much less invasive, yet more effective in treating complex medical conditions. Below are just four ways high-tech medical devices are changing healthcare for physicians and their patients.    

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VISTA Celebrates Dr's Day (March 30th)

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 25, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Celebrated on March 30, National Doctors’ Day is an annual event to honor the service of physicians across the country. While many of those that work in the healthcare profession know about this special day, there still exists a lot of unknown information about its origins.

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Match Week 2019: What to Expect

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Mar 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Editor's note: This post was originally published March 13, 2017 and has been updated for Match Week 2019.

The Match is something every doctor remembers. Years of school, intense study and preparation lead to this moment when medical students learn where they will spend their next three to eight years or more in specialty training.

Match Week 2019 is around the corner, with Match Day on Friday, March 15th. To all medical students heading into Match Week — congratulations! No matter what happens, you’ve worked hard to get here and should be proud of your accomplishments.

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The Top 5 Medical Specialties in Demand for 2019

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Feb 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Just like the medical industry itself, trends in physician recruiting are constantly changing. This reflects adjustments in the demand for particular specialties. As such, locum tenens clinicians can use this information to plan their assignments for the year ahead.

Which Fields are in the Highest Demand?

In 2018, five fields stood out as being in highest demand, according to a report by national healthcare search and consulting firm Merritt Hawkins, and this trend should continue into the first part of 2019:

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VISTA Celebrates National CRNA Week—How CRNAs Make a Difference, One Patient at a Time

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jan 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) across the country are celebrating the 20th annual National CRNA Week, January 20-26th. Established by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), National CRNA Week was created to educate the public about anesthesia patient safety, questions to ask prior to undergoing surgery and the benefits of receiving care from nurse anesthetists.

The annual observance helps patients, hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, policymakers and others become more familiar with the CRNA credential, and the exceptional advanced practice registered nurses who have earned it.

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VISTA Commemorates National Nurse Practitioner Week

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Nov 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) will be showcased November 11–17, 2018, as NPs across the country celebrate more than 50 years of practice during National NP Week. In the United States, this distinguished group of health care professionals number approximately 248,000 strong, with an additional 23,000 NP students graduating each year.

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VISTA Recognizes National PA Week and the Impact of PAs on National Health

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Oct 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Dear Physician Assistant (PA),

In honor of National PA Week, VISTA wishes to extend a sincere and tremendous thank-you to physician assistants everywhere. From October 6-12th, we’re celebrating National PA Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. During PA Week, we hope you’ll have the chance to talk to a PA about what it is they do, and why they're proud to do it.

We recognize even if you haven’t been treated by a PA before, there’s a good chance you will in the near future. There are more than 123,000 PAs working across the country—and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the profession is expected to grow 37 percent between 2016 and 2036.

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About VISTA Staffing Solutions

Founded in 1990, VISTA Staffing Solutions helps hospitals, medical practices, and government agencies in the US optimize their physician staffing, ensure quality and continuity of care for patients, and maintain financial stability. A leading provider of US Locum Tenens and Permanent Physician Search Services, VISTA has over 28 years of experience providing award-winning service in the locum tenens industry.