[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.