One of the biggest problems in the U.S. medical system boils down to a simple issue of supply and demand. In many parts of the country, there just aren’t enough health professionals to deal with a glut of patients who need care. But, in an increasingly digital world, one solution to this shortage could involve opening up the health care job market with a gig economy-style staffing system—including to nurses.
That’s the approach that Nomad Health, a digital health upstart which describes itself as an “Airbnb” system for medical staffing, is taking. The company is sort of an offshoot of telemedicine—just one that’s more focused on the employer, rather than consumer, side.