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  1. Meet the physician teams headed to the 2024 Olympic Games

    As athletes prepare to head to Paris for the 2024 Olympic Games, so are their physician care teams. 
  2. Medical professor charged in $16M fraud scheme

    A federal grand jury indicted a pharmaceutical researcher and medical professor charging him with defrauding the National Institutes of Health of about $16 million in grant funds from 2015 to 2023. 
  3. Healthcare's under-the-radar obstacle

    Becker's connected with Nathan Merriman, MD, medical director of gastroenterology and digestive health at Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Health, to explain why a lesser-discussed issue in healthcare — friction — is one of the industry's most important — and insidious — issues.

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. The 'alarming' trend of payers acquiring physicians

    Payers such as UnitedHealth Groups' Optum and Elevance are acquiring providers, and some leaders are wary about how these groups' rapid growth will affect the physician workforce. 
  2. The state of physician shortages

    The U.S. is expected to face a shortage of 86,000 physicians by 2036 as employment pressures persist nationwide, according to a 2024 report from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  3. University Hospitals taps chief medical officer

    Cleveland-based University Hospitals has named Judith Wolfe, MD, chief medical officer of its St. John Medical Center.
  4. The biggest challenges physician practices face in 2024

    Administrative work is the biggest challenge for many physician practices, according to a recent survey by MedCentral.

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. Indiana physician sues health system alleging breach of contract 

    Orthopedic surgeon Greg Hardin, MD, is suing Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Alliance, for allegedly directing patients away from his practice, the Center for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Inside Indiana Business reported June 24.
  2. Northwestern surgeons perform system's 1st awake kidney transplant

    Physicians at Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine performed the system's first kidney transplant procedure on an awake patient on May 24.
  3. Valley Health taps physician as chief medical information officer

    Paramus, N.J.-based Valley Health System appointed K. Nadeem Ahmed, MD, as its chief medical information officer. 
  4. What the physician market looks like today: 10 key notes

    Increased consolidation, noncompete clauses and provider shortages are three of the workforce trends making physicians nervous. 

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 adaptability is key for physicians

    Physicians of today wear many hats in a job that has become increasingly complex and rigorous, and according to Jennifer Berliner, MD, director of physician well-being at Pittsburgh-based UPMC, adaptability is an essential skill to keep up with the continuously shifting landscape of healthcare.
  2. Dignity Health taps physician as market president

    San Francisco-based Dignity Health named Christina "Tina" Johnson, MD, as president of its Sacramento (Calif.) market.
  3. The necessity of physician leadership: Q&A with AMA's new president-elect

    Bobby Mukkamala, MD, an otolaryngologist from Flint, Mich., who was recently named president-elect of the American Medical Association, joined Becker's to discuss the importance of physician leadership and his vision as an AMA leader.  
  4. The dire state of physician pay: AMA's president-elect on the need for reform

    The American Medical Association named Bobby Mukkamala, MD, an otolaryngologist from Flint, Mich., president-elect.
  5. Physician pay vs. living wage in all 50 states

    The average annual salary for physicians surpasses the living wage in the majority of states, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here is how the states and Washington, D.C., stack up.
  6. Today's 'ever-changing' physician

    As disruptors have entered the healthcare market and technology has advanced, the role of the physician is not so easily defined. Physicians at the core are healers, but their role in the industry has changed in many ways over the past five years.
  7. Surgeons most likely to have behavior flagged: Study

    Surgeons are the most likely physician specialists to be reported for unprofessional behavior, according to a June study published in JAMA Network Open. 
  8. What all new physicians need to know

    From focusing on collaboration to an evolving healthcare workforce, seven physicians joined Becker's to discuss what new physicians need to know.
  9. The new role of physician

    The field of healthcare has undergone massive changes in recent years, such as clinical protocols, care delivery or technology-assisted care. What has this meant for physicians?

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