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  1. We're 'doing charity work but get no benefit': 1 physician on what needs to change in healthcare

    John Nelson, MD, a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology boards of anatomic and clinical pathology and cytopathology, connected with Becker's to discuss why physicians are leaving medicine behind and what to do about it.
  2. Pennsylvania practice, 2 physicians to pay $1.5M to resolve False Claims allegations 

    Philadelphia-based physician practice Complete Physician Services and two physicians agreed to pay $1.5 million plus interest to resolve allegations they misrepresented the severity of illness to increase Medicare reimbursements, the Justice Department said in a May 24 news release. 
  3. Immunologist Dr. Tim Springer donates $210M to protein science research

    Tim Springer, PhD, an immunologist and professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at Boston-based Harvard Medical School, has donated $210 million to the Institute for Protein Innovation, a nonprofit research organization that focuses on protein science, according to a May 24 report from Forbes. 

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. Physician pay is declining: 5 stats to know

    Here are five stats to know on physician compensation:
  2. 2 new chief medical officer appointments

    Burkhard Blank, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer and executive vice president of research and development for biopharmaceutical company MannKind.
  3. 9 CEOs step down 

    Companies announced 565 CEO exits in the first four months of 2023, according to one new analysis.
  4. 15 private equity moves affecting physician groups, practices

    Here are 15 notes on private equity moves that Becker's has covered so far in 2023:

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. Ohio physician gets 6 years in prison for illegal controlled substance prescriptions

    Jeffrey Sutton, DO, of Niles, Ohio, has been sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $170,000 for illegally distributing controlled substances and healthcare fraud, the Justice Department reported May 23. 
  2. Inside CVS' physician acquisition strategy

    CVS has made two major physician acquisitions since January, investing in physician and primary care groups to accelerate its growth. 
  3. Michigan physician to pay $135K for false claims violation

    Derek Lado, DO, and his Grand Rapids, Mich.-based practice Elite Medical Spine & Musculoskeletal Center have agreed to pay $135,871 to resolve false claims allegations, the Justice Department reported May 23. 
  4. Rockefeller Foundation partners with WHO to expand pandemic readiness

    The World Health Organization and The Rockefeller Foundation have formed a partnership to strengthen global pandemic preparedness resources.

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. Why 1 Harvard physician is embracing virtual care — and patients' self-management

    As artificial intelligence advances and more patients use remote and on-demand care options, virtual care is here to stay.
  2. What's next for Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines?

    With the U.S. COVID-19 public health emergency coming to an end, along with the government subsidization of COVID-19 vaccines, many physicians and patients are left wondering about the future of COVID-19 vaccinations. 
  3. Brooklyn Hospital Center names chief medical officer

    Sam Amirfar, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer of the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City, according to a May 23 report from the Brooklyn Eagle.
  4. 14 anti-kickback cases in 2023

    Here are 14 anti-kickback cases Becker's has covered so far in 2023:
  5. Surgeon general shares mental health advisory on social media use, advice for stakeholders

    Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, issued an advisory May 23 on the effect social media can have on youth mental health.
  6. NFL expands initiative to grow diversity in sports medicine

    The National Football League announced a leaguewide expansion of its NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative.
  7. 1 way to keep physicians in medicine? 'CLOP'

    Joseph Anderson, MD, gastroenterologist and professor of medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., joined Becker's to discuss what is driving physicians out of the medical field.
  8. 5 numbers worrying physicians

    Here are five figures unnerving physicians:
  9. 'Accelerating, unchoked violence' is biggest threat to physicians, Duke leader says

    Harry Severance, MD, adjunct assistant professor at Durham, N.C.-based Duke University School of Medicine, recently spoke with Becker's to discuss the biggest threats to physicians. 

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