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How the problem of hiring healthcare staff has become a fertile ground for startups


The healthcare crisis — more evident now as summer heatwaves put pressure on hospitals — is resulting in a staffing boom. But healthcare professionals in Europe can end up with bad terms and pay due to the many hiring agencies offering medical staff on short-term contracts.
As you can imagine, this means this area is ripe for startups to “platformize” this problem, and we’ve have seen that with the appearance of companies like Vivian Health, Lantum, Patchwork Health and Clipboard Health.
Another, emerging from Stockholm, Sweden, is Bemlo, a mainly Nordics-based marketplace for short-term staffing of nurses and doctors.
It’s now raised $3.3 million in a seed round backed by Y Combinator, Long Journey Ventures, Uncommon Capital and a group of …

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