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  1. Pennsylvania physician pays $490K to resolve Controlled Substance Act allegations 

    Levittown, Pa.-based physician Kenneth Fox, DO, has agreed to pay $489,025 to resolve allegations he violated the Controlled Substances Act, the U.S. Justice Department said Nov. 14. 
  2. Massachusetts physician makes 5th trip to Ukraine to help on the front lines

    Hingham, Mass.-based emergency room physician Frank Duggan, MD, is making a fifth trip to Ukraine since the Russian invasion in February, ABC affiliate WCVB reported Nov. 13. 
  3. Highest-earning practice settings for nurse practitioners

    Nurse practitioners working in the hospital inpatient setting earned the highest wages in 2021 at $126,000 on average, according to Medscape's 2022 APRN Compensation Report. 

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. 10 things to know about self-employed physicians

    The majority of self-employed physicians say their favorite thing about the job is having lots of autonomy, according to Medscape's newest "Self-Employed Physicians Report," which surveyed over 740 physicians across the country. 
  2. Workflow Services names former CVS leader Dr. Nancy Gagliano as adviser

    Workflow Services, an automated platform focused on service delivery for pharmacies, named former CVS Health Senior Vice President Nancy Gagliano, MD, as an adviser.
  3. Iowa physician named to state's board of medicine

    Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds named plastic surgeon Eugene Cherny, MD, to the Iowa Board of Medicine, Dr. Cherny shared in a Nov. 10 email to Becker's. 
  4. How a sabbatical program helps one practice retain employees

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Emergency Care Specialists offers its employees the opportunity to take a sabbatical, giving them month-long blocks of paid time off, according to a Nov. 9 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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. Tower Health names VP, chief medical information officer

    Reading, Penn.-based Tower Health has named Eugene Reilly, MD, as its new vice president and chief medical information officer, according to a Nov. 10 report from local news station BCTV.
  2. The best parts of being employed and self-employed, per physicians

    Whether a physician is self-employed or is employed by a hospital or health system comes with advantages distinct to each, according to Medscape's 2022 "Employed Physicians Report" and its "Self-employed Physicians Report."
  3. Scholar Rock names Dr. Jing Marantz chief medical officer

    Scholar Rock, a clinical-stage biopharma company focused on the treatment of diseases in which protein growth plays a large role, has named Jing Marantz, MD, PhD, as chief medical officer.
  4. UF Health adds Dr. Joe Garcia to leadership

    Gainesville, Fla.-based UF Health has named Joe Garcia, MD, associate vice president for research at UF Health and the inaugural Herbert A. Wertheim Professor of Inflammation Science.

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. 5 physician moves to know

    Here are five physician moves since Nov. 1: 
  2. Value-based purchasing scores by state

    Hawaii has the highest value-based purchasing score, a metric established by the Affordable Care Act to measure quality of care and number of services provided by hospitals, according to a report from Definitive Healthcare. 
  3. Physician pleads guilty to unlawful drug distribution after patient overdose

    Lafayette, La.-based physician Robert Cao, MD, has pleaded guilty to five felony counts of unlawful controlled substance distributions, the U.S. Justice Department said Nov. 8. 
  4. Florida health system hires chief medical officer

    Sarasota, Fla.-based CAN Community Health, a healthcare system with clinics in six states, including Florida and South Carolina, added Steven Barnett, MD, as its chief medical officer. 
  5. 'It's hard to find like-minded partners': The top challenges facing self-employed physicians

    Medscape surveyed 744 self-employed physicians for its 2022 "Self-employed Physicians Report" on their experiences.
  6. The most important factors for residents choosing their 1st position

    Thirty-eight percent of medical residents said work schedule is the most important consideration when choosing their first position, according to Medscape's "Residents Lifestyle & Happiness Report 2022."
  7. Find Therapeutics assembles 5-physician clinical advisory board

    Autoimmune biopharmaceutical company Find Therapeutics has assembled a clinical advisory board to support its FTX-101 program. 
  8. Prevent Blindness adds new chair, board members

    Eye health and safety nonprofit, Prevent Blindness, has appointed Jim McGrann as its chair, and added Susan Primo, OD, and Susan Stone to its board of directors. 
  9. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards Dr. Jay Varma a $1M grant to study COVID-19

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $1 million, six-month grant to Jay Varma, MD, to study how countries around the world monitored and responded to COVID-19. 

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