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Addressing Cardiology Shortages: The Role of Locum Tenens and Innovative Solutions

By: Chris Jones | Updated on February 15, 2024

Addressing Cardiology Shortages: The Role of Locum Tenens and Innovative Solutions

Healthcare faces a significant provider shortage across all specialties when concerning increased demand and lack of access, especially in rural areas. Already being an extremely competitive field, Cardiology is one of those specialties. The American College of Cardiology estimates a potential shortfall of 500 cardiologists per year due to retirements exceeding the number of graduating fellows. The importance of cardiologists and their role in patient care is especially apparent when considering the ongoing healthcare provider shortage. Facilities across the country are in need of cardiac care professionals. The United States' aging population faces increased cardiovascular risks with a growing prevalence of chronic conditions.

Locum tenens cardiologists are the solution to these pressing issues. With their high flexibility and expertise, locum cardiologists act as a bridge between addressing these needs and the limited number of available specialists. LocumTenenes.com goes beyond simply filling a need. We connect highly talented, trusted cardiovascular professionals to those in need of both quick, reliable solutions and long-term integration into their facilities.

Other solutions that address staffing and cardiovascular shortages include:

Leveraging Technology -Telecardiology has emerged as a powerful tool in combating staffing shortages, especially when concerning underserved communities. Utilizing the advantages of telehealth and access to technology, cardiovascular specialists can reach patients quickly and securely virtually anywhere across the country.

Utilize Advanced Practice Provider Support (APPs) - Physician assistants and nurse practitioners can help manage routine care and free up cardiologists to focus on more complex cases. Their expertise and flexibility have been instrumental in combating burnout and staffing shortages, ensuring trusted and reliable coverage.

With custom consultative solutions, seamless collaboration with clinicians, and expertise in scheduling and billing enrollment, we are a dependable partner in healthcare staffing. As one of the leading locum tenens agencies in the industry, we have placed cardiologists in all 50 states, covering more than 15,000 cardiology shifts.

Partnering with LocumTenens.com means having a trusted ally in navigating the healthcare market. To better understand your career options, reach out to schedule a call with one of our account representatives today.

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Chris Jones

Vice President, Internal Medicine Subspecialties

Chris Jones has over 14 years of experience in the healthcare staffing industry and has been with LocumTenens.com for the past decade. During his tenure at LocumTenens.com, he’s worked in various roles, including managing director of the surgery team and associate vice president of surgery clinic. He was named vice president of internal medicine subspecialties in 2020. Chris received his bachelor of science degree at Florida State University in 2004. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.