In addition to creating a more efficient and cost-effective way for hospitals to hire qualified staff, [Nomad] is hoping to help address the nursing shortage by allowing nurses to find flexible jobs more easily.
The new tool allows nurses to skip interacting with recruiters and take matters into their own hands. Users are able to create their own schedule and choose the best locations for them.
Eventually, Nazem said, the hope is to take the company's namesake to a new level by promoting "travel nursing," in which nurses who want to see the world [...] can move around while staying employed with temporary nursing gigs.
A digital staffing startup that aims to ditch the middleman and make hiring faster, cheaper and more transparent launched into the Texas market Tuesday.
Nomad Health is expanding its staffing platform to include nurses, who will be able to seek freelance medical work via the platform immediately in Texas and across the country this year and next.
[Nomad's] onboarding process (background check, credentials) takes place online and is speedier and cheaper than the paper systems brokers often use.
Nomad Health's digital approach to locum tenens fits right in with gig economy models popular in other sectors, such as hotels and taxis.
[Nomad] isn’t just convenient from a medical resource perspective; it also plays into a nascent “gig economy” in health care that’s become increasingly popular among younger, tech-savvy physicians.
Nomad aims to add so much value for users—both hospitals and clinicians—that it will eventually become as indispensable to the health-care system as Facebook has become to social networking.
The company utilizes a cloud-based platform to connect doctors with freelance clinical work at hospitals. Nomad was founded in 2015 by former physician Alexi Nazem and Zander Pease [...]
The startup aims to eliminate the brokers in [locum tenens] transactions, which are time-consuming and expensive: when a health care facility has available freelance work, it has to pay a broker fee — usually 30 to 40% commission — on top of what they're paying doctors.