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  1. Dr. Henri Ford named ACS president

    Henri Ford, MD, has been named the 104th president of the American College of Surgeons.
  2. Good news, bad news for female physicians

    Here are three pieces of good news and three pieces of bad news that female physicians should know:
  3. Kaiser Permanente names national technology and information chief

    Brian Hoberman, MD, has been added to the Permanente Federation as executive president, chief information officer and national information technology leader. 

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  1. Patient data breaches more than double in 2023: 5 report findings

    Eighty-seven million patients in the U.S. had confidential health information breached in 2023, more than double that of last year, according to a report by Atlas VPN, an internet encryption company. 
  2. AMA president warns physician shortage is an 'urgent crisis'

    American Medical Association President Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, spotlighted the growing national physician shortage in a national address Oct. 25.
  3. The best hospital by state, per Newsweek

    Newsweek has named its top 600 U.S. hospitals ranked by state, sorted by a score that factors recommendations, patient experience, quality and patient-reported outcome measures. 
  4. Physicians and AI: 6 updates to know

    Here are six artificial intelligence updates to know that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 14:

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  1. Louisiana physician pleads guilty to $5M Medicare fraud scheme

    Metairie, La.-based physician Alex Glotser, MD, has pleaded guilty to submitting $5.6 million of fraudulent claims to Medicare for medically unnecessary equipment and genetic testing. 
  2. Would female physicians choose medicine again?

    Most female physicians would choose medicine again, according to Medscape's "Female Physician Compensation Report 2023," published Oct. 23.
  3. AI tool proves effective at identifying healthcare workers' distress: Study

    An artificial intelligence-guided tool accurately identified symptoms of distress in conversations between healthcare providers and therapists early in the pandemic. 
  4. ModMed awards 4 healthcare leaders with inaugural HERO award

    Healthcare technology company ModMed has announced the four recipients of its inaugural Healthcare Excellence in Refining Operations, or HERO, award. 

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  1. Female physician pay in 2023: 8 things to know

    Fifty-two percent of female physicians said they don't feel fairly compensated, according to Medscape's "Female Physician Compensation Report 2023."
  2. The most popular specialties for female physicians

    Obstetrics and gynecology is the most popular specialty for female physicians, according to Medscape's "Female Physician Compensation Report 2023."
  3. The most challenging part of female physicians' jobs

    Working long hours is the most challenging part of female physicians' jobs, according to Medscape's "Female Physician Compensation Report 2023."
  4. The biggest challenges medical residents face

    Work and life balance is the biggest challenge for medical residents, according to Medscape's "Residents Lifestyle & Happiness Report 2023."
  5. The most rewarding aspects of medical residency

    Gaining clinical knowledge and experience is the most rewarding part of medical residency, according to Medscape's "Residents Lifestyle & Happiness Report 2023."
  6. 4 moves addressing the physician shortage

    Here are four recent moves addressing the physician shortage that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 11:
  7. U of Kentucky receives $16M grant to address physician shortage

    The University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington has received a $16 million federal grant to support efforts to ​​increase the number and diversity of primary care physicians across the state.
  8. Why physicians take side gigs

    Nearly 1 in 4 physicians in the United States take side gigs, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physician Side Gigs Report" published Oct. 12.
  9. Why four groups of healthcare workers are striking

    Among four groups of healthcare workers who have recently gone on strike, common factors contributing to the decision to strike include staffing issues, wages and workloads. 

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