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  1. How teamwork can give your private practice a boost, per the AMA

    Here are three ways teamwork can lead to a stronger private practice, according to Cleveland Clinic West Regional Director for Primary Care Kevin Hopkins, MD, in conversation with the American Medical Association:
  2. Four UCLA physicians elected to Association of American Physicians

    Four physicians from the University of California Los Angeles have been elected to the Association of American Physicians.
  3. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center appoints chief strategy officer

    Anaeze Offodile, MD, has been appointed chief strategy officer of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

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. Does more paperwork increase physician burnout?

    The hours a physician spends on paperwork and administration per week do not necessarily align with burnout rates, according to a comparison of data from recent Medscape reports. 
  2. Specialty physicians cut from Indiana noncompete ban bill

    Indiana's house of representatives have voted in favor of a noncompete ban bill for only primary care physicians, excluding specialty physicians, IndyStar reported April 21. 
  3. Illinois physician to join NASA mission

    Illinois emergency medicine physician Nathan Jones, MD, has been selected for a yearlong study with NASA, according to an April 21 report from ABC affiliate WICS.
  4. 10 physician legal cases in April

    From lawsuits and litigation to criminal charges and fraud, here are 10 physician legal cases Becker's has covered since April 5:

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. Washington, DC, hospital pursues legal action against resident physician's union

    Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., is seeking legal action against the Committee of Interns and Residents, which represents resident physicians and fellows at the hospital, according to an April 20 report from DCist.
  2. Florida oncologist awarded for patient advocacy

    Oncologist Richard McDonough, MD, is the recipient of the 2023 Dorothy Green Phillips Legacy Award from the Florida Society of Clinical Oncology.
  3. Virginia OB-GYN, CMO named state health commissioner

    Karen Shelton, MD, has been appointed Virginia's state health commissioner by Governor Glenn Youngkin.
  4. Iowa physician sues hospital for alleged religious, political discrimination

    Iowa physician Amanda Moreno, DO, has sued her former employer Mahaska Health Partnership for alleged discrimination, according to an April 19 report from the Iowa Capital Dispatch.

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. Dr. Lindsay Arthur appointed chair of surgery, surgeon-in-chief at Saint Peter's hospitals

    Lindsay Grier Arthur, MD, has been named chair of the department of surgery at Saint Peter's University Hospital and surgeon-in-chief for The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's in New Brunswick, N.J.
  2. 4 tips for young physicians in private practice: AMA

    Here are four pieces of advice for young physicians beginning their career in private practice, per the American Medical Association:
  3. AAFP urges noncompete ban in letter to FTC

    The American Academy of Family Physicians has called upon the Federal Trade Commission to adjust and finalize a proposed rule that would ban noncompete clauses in employment contracts.
  4. Campaign, grant program launches to help physicians focus on drivers of health

    The Physicians Foundation has launched a campaign and grant program to help physicians address their patients' drivers of health, including transportation access and food security.
  5. Bill banning noncompetes for primary care physicians clears Indiana house

    Indiana state legislators have passed a weakened physician noncompete bill, according to an April 18 report from NPR affiliate WFYI.
  6. Former physician sentenced to 7 years for $120M insurance fraud

    Former physician Julian Omidi has been sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for defrauding private health insurance companies through his connection to the 1-800-GET-THIN Lap-Band surgery business.
  7. 31% of healthcare workers plan to leave role by 2024: Study

    Thirty-one percent of healthcare workers are planning to leave their current role in the next two to three years, according to a March report from analytics firm Elsevier Health. 
  8. 400 anesthesiologists create group to support physician-owned practices

    The Association for Independent Medicine has launched to support independent, physician-owned medical practices and is backed by nearly 400 anesthesiologists.
  9. Dr. Helen Messier named chief medical officer of Fountain Life

    Helen Messier, MD, PhD, has been promoted to chief medical officer of Fountain Life, which uses artificial intelligence to improve disease detection and longevity for patients.

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