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  1. The physician specialties named best jobs in healthcare

    Oral and maxillofacial surgeon was the physician specialty that ranked the highest in U.S. News and World Report's 2024 best job rankings released Jan. 10. 
  2. Why physicians are leaving their employers

    Forty percent of physicians said they had interest in leaving their current organization within two years, according to a survey from the American Medical Association that was taken between 2021 and 2022.
  3. Walgreens sets sights on healthcare: What physicians need to know

    Walgreens CEO Tim Wentworth plans to leverage the company's stature as a retail pharmacy to develop its healthcare business, he said in a recent interview with CNBC. 

The art of simplicity: How to streamline patient access and reduce staff burden?

Patients are demanding simpler care experiences. See how leading systems are meeting this expectation — while also reducing staff burden — here. 
  1. 5 key numbers on the anesthesiologist shortage

    The anesthesia shortages plaguing providers and practices nationwide promises to be an ongoing challenge headed into 2024. 
  2. The state of physician-owned hospitals: 5 key notes

    Here are five key notes on the state of physician-owned hospitals:
  3. 3 physician-owned hospitals, practices ending services

    As healthcare consolidates, it is becoming increasingly difficult for some physicians to maintain ownership of facilities and access economies of scale. 
  4. 4 physician associations partner to urge Medicare reform

    Four radiation oncology physician groups have partnered to push for improved access to quality cancer care across the United States.

Managing Patient Throughput with AI: Unlocking Capacity

Managing patient throughput shouldn't still be a struggle in 2022. See how modern hospitals are cutting time to admission here.
  1. The 5 richest physicians of 2024

    At the stroke of midnight on Jan. 1, Forbes updated its annual list of the richest people in the world, which includes 34 U.S. healthcare billionaires in 2024 and five individuals who hold medical degrees. 
  2. 5 numbers making chief medical officers nervous

    Here are five recent numbers that have left chief medical officers wary:
  3. The health systems mandating masks for physicians

    Health systems nationwide are reinstating mask mandates for patients and physicians as cases of COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus continue to surge. 
  4. 15 medical 'firsts' in the last year

    Healthcare is an evolving industry at the forefront of innovation, whether that be via technology, new surgical techniques or breakthrough therapies.

2 tech leaders on Orlando VA Medical Center's path to innovation

Don't force patients to navigate "hospital labyrinths" alone. See how Orlando VA Medical Center aims to reduce late appointments via a major wayfinding project here.
  1. The 11 least expensive states to see a physician

    Kansas and South Dakota are the least expensive states for a standard visit to a physician, with the cost of basic office visits ranging from $82-$125, according to data from insurance company Sidecar Health's care calculator. 
  2. The 10 most expensive states to see a physician

    Alaska is the most expensive state for a standard visit to a physician, with basic office visits costing from $112-$172, according to data from insurance company Sidecar Health's care calculator. 
  3. US primary care physician market to reach $339B by 2030

    The U.S. primary care physician market is expected to reach $339.6 billion by the end of the decade.
  4. Physician-owned hospital closes emergency department

    A West Lake Hills, Texas-based physician-owned hospital, The Hospital at Westlake, has closed its emergency department months after filing for bankruptcy, according to a statement on the hospital's Facebook page.
  5. Harvard names physician as interim president

    Harvard University provost Alan Garber, MD, PhD, has been appointed interim president of the Cambridge, Mass.-based institution following the resignation of Claudine Gay, PhD.
  6. 9 physician legal cases making headlines

    Here are nine court cases involving physicians to know, as reported by Becker's since Dec. 4:
  7. NYU, Sarah Lawrence launch genome health analysis program

    New York City-based NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Bronxville, N.Y.-based Sarah Lawrence College are piloting a master's program in genome health analysis.
  8. Staff retention, anesthesia coverage among top challenges for ORs in 2024

    Staff recruitment and retention and anesthesia coverage are among the top priorities for operating room leaders headed into 2024, according to a Dec. 22 report from ORManager based on a November/December survey conducted by the website. 
  9. Bronson Healthcare names chief physician executive

    Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Bronson Healthcare has appointed Martinson Arnan, MD, as senior vice president and chief physician executive.

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