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  1. 7 Optum updates to know

    From cyberattacks to partnership terminations, here are seven updates surrounding UnitedHealth's Optum that Becker's has reported on in February:
  2. Physician pay in the happiest cities to live in

    Fremont, Calif., is the happiest city to live in, according to a Feb. 27 report on the "Happiest Cities in America" from WalletHub.
  3. 4 leadership moves to know in February

    From new presidents to medical directors, here are four leadership moves that Becker's has covered in February:

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. What to know about the third largest physician group

    King of Prussia, Pa.-based Select Physical Therapy is the third largest physician group in the U.S. and includes 9,055 physicians and 2,000 outpatient physical therapy centers across 40 states.
  2. How artificial intelligence can take healthcare to the next level

    Artificial intelligence has taken the world by storm, but what does this mean for healthcare?
  3. Iowa clinic closes following layoffs

    Grand River Medical Group's Cascade (Iowa) Clinic has closed following a round of layoffs that took place at the beginning of February, the Cascade Pioneer reported Feb. 28.
  4. Providence names clinical network chief executive

    Susan Huang, MD, was named chief executive for the clinical network of Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health, which encompasses the health system's ambulatory operations.

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. 10 cities with the best, worst mental and physical health

    Residents of Fremont, Calif., have the best physical and mental well-being of any city in the U.S., according to a Feb. 27 report by personal finance website WalletHub.
  2. MemorialCare hospital names medical director

    Michael Krychman, MD, has been named medical director of women's health services at MemorialCare's Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills, Calif.
  3. The rise of primary care pay: A 10-year timeline

    Primary care physicians earn $90,000 more on average in 2023 than 10 years ago.
  4. Physician pay in the best, worst states for women

    Oklahoma is the worst state for women, while Massachusetts is the best, according to a Feb. 26 report from personal finance site WalletHub.

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. Physician practice revenue up 6.1%

    Physician practices started the year off with a 6% revenue increase, but expenses also grew, according to a new report from Syntellis.
  2. The physician trend worth watching

    Artificial intelligence and machine learning have major potential in healthcare.
  3. Dartmouth Health: Physician mistaken for man who used slurs in viral video

    Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth Health has voiced its support for an otolaryngologist who was accused of racism and was the target of threats of violence, saying the physician was misidentified as a man who used a racial slur in a viral TikTok video.
  4. Former professor donates $1B to cover New York med school students' tuition

    Ruth Gottesman, EdD, donated $1 billion to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, instructing the New York City-based institution to cover tuition for all students going forward, The New York Times reported Feb. 26.
  5. 10 best, worst states for women

    Massachusetts is the best state for women, while Oklahoma is the worst, according to personal finance site WalletHub.
  6. Major trends this physician is watching

    Bans on noncompete clauses, the decline of private practices, and the decreased decision-making power for employed physicians are all trends one physician is watching.
  7. Where physician groups have the most, least competition

    Hill Physicians Medical Group is the largest active physician group in the country, with 2,258 locations, according to a Jan. 5 report from healthcare analytics company Definitive Healthcare.
  8. Healthcare CEO pay by the numbers

    Here are five numbers providing insight on compensation earned by CEOs in the healthcare industry, using data from the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics employment survey.
  9. 5 things to know about Southern California Permanente Medical Group

    Southern California Permanente Medical Group is one of the largest physician groups based on the number of physicians, with 13,547 physicians under its belt as of February 2023.

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