DURHAM – Burnout is real, especially amongst healthcare providers with turnover reportedly at an all-time high.

So if you’re looking to take a break and just pick up a few shifts, you’re generally out of luck.

Until now.

Boon is a new app developed by founder Ryan Vet, which helps connect licensed healthcare professionals to contracting gigs.

“A practice can, with the click of a button, hire a provider. That provider could be to their office in as little as an hour. That transforms the healthcare temporary staffing space,” Vet told WRAL TechWire.  “Practices are up against higher turnover than before and are faced with a heavily burdened overhead when it comes to bringing in new temporary team members. In an effort to solve both the problems that providers and practices face, Boon has created a marketplace.”

This week, it’s launching in its first in the dental space right here in the Triangle. It’s currently accepting signups.

Boon founder Ryan Vet.

“There is a desperate need for this solution,” said the 27-year-old said who grew up surrounded by healthcare. His mother is a nurse, and his wife is dentist and graduate of UNC’s School of Dentistry. He himself is also passionate about dentistry, at least enough to start The Dental Experience podcast, ruminating on best patient practice.

As such, Boon requires all licensed professionals to go through a third-party, background check in addition to license and credential verification. Matches are created via an algorithm that connects providers to practices “based on factors such as technology utilization, past experience and personality traits.”

Boon also has a rating system that allows practices to score an individuals’ performance.

“Practicing good is the driving for behind Boon,” said Vet. “It is the idea that in everything we do and everyone we interact with, we want to make the world a bit better.”

Top priority is also making sure wages are fair in this gig economy, he adds.

“All providers will know exactly what they will be compensated before even accepting a shift. No surprises,” he said. “Unlike many traditional temporary staffing agencies, we are giving all the power back to both the hiring party and the working party.”