- Medical staffing startup Nomad Health has expanded its online platform for freelance jobs to telemedicine, creating a virtual marketplace for telehealth jobs.
- The New York City-based firm is already working with more than 10 of the top telemedicine providers in the U.S., including American Well and First Stop Health.
- Current openings include tele-urgent care, teledermatology and telepsychiatry jobs.
This is the third major expansion this year for Nomad Health, which was founded in 2015 as a conduit to connect physicians and healthcare facilities. In May, the two-year-old company, expanded operations from the East Coast to include California and Texas. Two months later, the company added a network for nurses.
Nomad is helping to address the looming physician and nursing shortages, which, according to the American Association of Medical Colleges, could reach 105,000 by 2030.
This summer, Pivot Health launched out of Seattle with the aim of using technology to links clinicians with jobs. The company is currently focused on the West Coast, but plans to expand operations nationwide—putting it in direct competition with Nomad Health.
Nomad’s foray into telemedicine comes as interest in virtual medical care options is ramping up. Last year saw more than $8 billion invested in digital health startups, with telemedicine among the hottest areas.
At the same time, a growing number of hospitals are offering telehealth services. A Reach Health survey found that more than a third of organizations take an enterprise approach to telemedicine and a fourth are moving in that direction. Driving the push for telehealth services were the patient experience and reducing costs.