Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Physician sentenced to 22 years for overprescription 

    A Pennsylvania physician has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for unlawfully prescribing oxycodone, fentanyl and methadone to three patients, Fox affiliate WOLF reported Feb. 12. 
  2. 8 traits of the best physicians: AMA

    When training to be the best physician they can be, residents should aim for what is called system citizenship, according to a Feb 5. article on the American Medical Association website.
  3. The state of the physician workforce

    Here are five numbers physicians should know on the state of the workforce based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

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. Financial woes have big impact on health systems, groups

    Several healthcare organizations continue to struggle with finances in 2024.
  2. The wealthiest US surgeon is worth $5.8B

    Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong has a net worth of $5.8 billion, according to Forbes' net worth tracker. 
  3. Meet the 2 physicians leading the care teams at Super Bowl 58

    Super Bowl 58 is set to kick off Sunday, Feb. 11, with the Kansas City Chiefs facing the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas.
  4. Healthcare private equity deals dipped in 2023: 5 things to know

    The number of healthcare-focused private equity deals decreased by 16.2% in 2023, according to PitchBook's "Healthcare Services Report" published Feb. 8.

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. 7 private equity deals, moves physicians should keep an eye on

    From health system acquisitions to bankruptcy filings, here are seven private equity moves physicians should keep an eye on that Becker's has reported on so far in 2024:
  2. Hackensack Meridian hospital appoints chief medical officer

    Elham Yousef, MD, has been named chief medical officer of Hackensack Meridian Health's Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, N.J.
  3. The numbers scaring physicians

    Here are five numbers that may be troubling to physicians:
  4. Cardiology company president accused of Stark law, kickback violations 

    The Justice Department has filed a complaint against the former president, CFO and co-owner of Cardiac Imaging for alleged Stark law violations. 

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. Chicago physician found guilty in $1.2M Medicare fraud case

    A psychiatrist in the Chicago suburbs has been found guilty of defrauding Medicaid of more than $1.2 million, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Feb. 6.
  2. 3 physician lawsuits challenge state policy

    From noncompetes to telehealth guidelines, here are three lawsuits from the last year in which physicians challenged their state's policy. 
  3. 5 key numbers on Medicare Advantage

    Enrollment in Medicare Advantage has grown over the last 20 years following the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, which renamed the program from private Medicare plans.
  4. Mass General expands leadership program

    Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital launched the second annual cohort of its leadership program for junior providers.
  5. Physician group in talks to purchase shuttered HSHS, Prevea hospitals

    OakLeaf Medical Network, an independent physician group based in Eau Claire, Wis., intends to purchase Hospital Sisters Health System hospitals and its associated Prevea Medical Group to prevent the closure of the facilities.
  6. 5 physician legal cases making headlines

    From fraud schemes to false claims, here are five legal cases involving physicians that Becker's reported on in January:
  7. Why physicians may be hiding their depression

    Ninety percent of physicians said they have experienced either clinical or colloquial depression in Medscape's "Physician Burnout & Depression Report 2024" released Jan. 26.
  8. Hospital leaders push for violence protections

    The American Hospital Association and the American College of Emergency Surgeons urged Congress to approve legislation that would provide federal protections from violence for healthcare workers.
  9. Is the physician employment model broken?

    Revenue and expense data from the last year could point to a need for to reconsider the traditional physician employment model, according to Kaufman Hall's "Physician Flash Report for 2023"

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