SOURCE: PracticeMatch


October 10, 2011 13:52 ET

PracticeMatch Reengineers Physician Search Tool

ST. LOUIS, MO--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2011) - The United States is facing a looming physician shortage and an abundance of doctors nearing retirement. The need for effective physician recruitment by hospitals and group practices -- particularly in rural and underserved areas -- is greater than ever. The St. Louis based company, PracticeMatch, leads the charge in helping health care organizations across the country to more effectively and cost-efficiently recruit quality physicians.

PracticeMatch released today a reengineered version of its physician database and search tool. The database is used by hundreds of health care organizations and contains detailed practice information on thousands of job-seeking physicians, the majority of whom are residents and fellows entering the physician workforce.

"The database and search tool now offer more flexible searches, fewer limitations, and a more user-friendly interface," said Tim Raster, vice president of information technology for PracticeMatch. The updates include a real-time count of search results -- physicians in the database who meet the criteria the user has specified. Search criteria may include specialty or subspecialty, state licenses, physicians' practice preferences, and more.

"For more than 20 years," said Raster, "our goal has been to provide hospitals and health care groups the tools necessary to find quality physicians to fill needs within their communities." He added, "We've reengineered our physician search tool to make the tough jobs of in-house physician recruiters a bit easier."

About PracticeMatch
PracticeMatch assists health care organizations around the country with finding physicians to fill needs within their communities. For over 20 years, PracticeMatch is the number one provider of physician data and services to in-house physician recruiters. PracticeMatch offers a complete line of sourcing tools, including world-class physician databases, an online physician job board and career center, locum tenens and consulting services, and a full-scale data management and tracking system. More information can be found at

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