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Revolutionizing Credentialing: A Locum Tenens Physician's Perspective

By: Dr. Miechia Esco, M.D., Ph.D., RPVI | Updated on April 23, 2024

Revolutionizing Credentialing: A Locum Tenens Physician's Perspective

Faster, streamlined credentialing is real — and it's here.

As a career locum tenens physician, I have been privileged and credentialed more times in the past decade than most employed doctors have throughout their career. The credentialing process, often cited as the most time-consuming and frustrating part of working locum tenens assignments, has been a constant challenge. However, with the introduction of Axuall, a digital credentialing application, this process has been significantly streamlined.

The traditional credentialing process is fraught with inefficiencies. It is a manual, paper-based system that requires extensive paperwork and supporting documentation. This not only leads to delays in starting work but also increases the likelihood of errors and missing information. The inability to track the status of applications in real-time further hinders communication and coordination between clinicians and institutions.

Using Technology to Save Physicians Time and Paperwork

Enter Axuall. This innovative solution automates clinician data for credentialing, increasing speed and precision. It alleviates information gaps and reduces hours of manual administrative work. The result? Improved overall clinician satisfaction, reduced credentialing time, and patients getting the care they need sooner.

One of the standout features of Axuall is the Digital Wallet. This resource, which I own and can use as needed, has been a game changer. It allows me to use my wallet repeatedly from assignment to assignment, significantly reducing the time to credential. Moreover, Axuall monitors my credentials and alerts me before important certifications and licenses expire. This proactive approach ensures that all my credentials are up to date, giving me peace of mind and allowing me to focus on what I do best - caring for patients.

Improving the Experience for Healthcare Providers

The impact of Axuall extends beyond individual clinicians like me. For healthcare facilities, LocumTenens.com's investment in Axuall represents a commitment to improving the credentialing process and getting clinicians to work faster. The ultimate beneficiary? The patients, who are seen faster and receive the care they need when they need it.

Axuall is a much-needed, long-overdue innovation in the space of credentialing. It addresses the challenges of the traditional process and offers a streamlined, efficient solution. As a locum tenens physician, I can attest to the difference it has made in my professional life. It is time we embrace the digital transformation so that physicians can focus on practicing medicine, not navigating administrative burdens.

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About the author

Miechia A. Esco

Dr. Miechia Esco is a vascular surgeon focused on full-time locum tenens work and licensed in 15 states. For the past several years she has served as a consultative member on the LocumTenens.com Customer Advisory Board and now serves as the company’s Chief Medical Resource Advisor.