Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How the physician-hospital relationship is changing

    Six physicians recently joined Becker's to discuss the relationship between physicians and the hospitals they work for. 
  2. The employed physician workforce in 5 numbers

    Here are five numbers that provide a look into the employed physician workforce. 
  3. These are the top 3 reasons physicians are selling their practices to hospitals

    The share of physicians in private practice has decreased from 60.1% in 2012 to 46.7% in 2022, with practice acquisition serving as one of the driving factors for this decline over the last decade.

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. Phoenix Children's names chief physician executive

    Phoenix Children's has named Jared Muenzer, MD, as its next chief physician executive.
  2. These 6 specialties experience the most burnout

    Emergency medicine tops the list of physician specialties with the highest percentage of burnout, according to a survey with over 13,000 responses from physicians and nonphysician providers across 30 states conducted by the American Medical Association.
  3. PeaceHealth names chief medical officer

    Nandita Gupta, MD, has been named chief medical officer of Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth's St. John Medical Center in Longview, effective Aug. 28.
  4. State superlatives: Best and worst states for physicians, nurses, healthcare access and more

    Here are the best and worst states across a variety of metrics that Becker's has reported on since July 17:

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. 7 compensation updates in August physicians should know

    Here are seven compensation updates Becker's reported in August that physicians should know:
  2. Top 20 states by healthcare access

    WalletHub published its ranking of the best states for healthcare on July 31. One of the dimensions used to determine the ranking was healthcare access, which was based on 24 different metrics such as physicians per capita, hospital beds per capita, and average emergency department wait time. 
  3. Tennessee physician sentenced to 7 years for healthcare fraud

    A Tennessee physician was sentenced to seven years in federal prison after being convicted of 13 felony healthcare fraud charges.
  4. Ballad shakes up chief medical officer leadership

    Ballad Health has reconfigured its chief medical officer structure in efforts to strengthen the system's physician leadership. 

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. How often do medical groups review their payer contracts?

    Fifty-eight percent of medical groups review their payer contracts annually, according to the Medical Group Management Association's Aug. 15 Stat poll.
  2. Physician assistant burnout by specialty

    Eighty-four percent of physician assistants are satisfied with their current job and the majority of physician assistants across all specialties reported no symptoms of burnout, according to a survey conducted by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. 
  3. Pediatrician pay in 2023: 9 things to know

    Here are nine stats to know about pediatrician pay, according to the Medscape "Pediatrician Compensation Report 2023:"
  4. CMS program saves $1.8B in 2022

    The Medicare Shared Savings Program saved Medicare $1.8 billion in 2022 compared to spending targets for the year.
  5. 34% of Americans have visited a primary care provider in the last year

    Only 34 percent of Americans have visited their primary care provider within the last year, according to a survey conducted by OnePoll for Assurance IQ.
  6. CVS Health to lay off 2,700 across 9 states

    CVS Health will  eliminate 5,000 "non-customer-facing positions" across nine states, which represent about 2 percent of CVS' workforce of about 300,000 people nationwide.
  7. 'Hospitals only care about profits': 1 physician on the relationship between providers and the hospitals that employ them

    Terry Lichtor, MD, PhD, a neurosurgeon and professor at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, joined Becker's to discuss the relationship between physicians and the hospitals they work for. 
  8. How do employed physicians feel about their autonomy?

    Half of employed physicians are very satisfied or satisfied with their autonomy, according to Medscape's "Employed Physicians Report 2023."
  9. How employed physicians are compensated

    Thirty-one percent of employed physicians' compensation is structured by salary only, according to Medscape's "Employed Physicians Report 2023."

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