Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Amazon Clinic to tier healthcare prices: What physicians need to know

    Amazon Clinic — the company's most recent healthcare initiative — will be focused on price transparency and tiered pricing for healthcare services based on convenience and quality, according to an Aug. 22 report from Forbes.
  2. 4 physician groups to leave Proliance 

    Three physician groups left Seattle-based Proliance Surgeons network in July, the group confirmed to Becker's.
  3. How states are approaching who gets to be called doctor

    Nurse practitioners with doctorates have increasingly been pushing back on states' moves to address whether nonphysicians can be called doctors, The Washington Post reported Aug. 20.

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 worst states for physicians vs. nurses

    Hawaii is the worst state for physicians and nurses, according to personal finance site WalletHub. 
  2. 10 best states for physicians vs. nurses

    Montana is the best state for physicians while Washington is the best state for nurses, according to personal finance site WalletHub.
  3. Key causes of physician death

    A study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found physicians are at a higher risk of suicide than the general population, with suicide rates in the general population hitting an all-time high in 2022, according to the CDC. 
  4. 7 healthcare strikes in 20 days

    Here are seven strikes that involve hospitals and health systems that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 3:

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. 5 states with the most active physicians

    California has the most active physicians of any state, according to May data from KFF:
  2. Why Iowa is the best state to retire in 2023

    Iowa was found to be the best state to retire in 2023, according to financial website Bankrate.
  3. 10 worst states to retire in 2023

    Iowa was found to be the best state to retire in 2023 while Alaska was found to be the worst, according to financial website Bankrate.
  4. 4 hospital closures in August

    From financial challenges to declining admissions, here are four hospitals that filed for bankruptcy, closed or announced plans to close so far in August:

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. Physicians see big noncompete wins

    Here are three major noncompete wins that Becker's has reported on since June 27:
  2. 'They should be outlawed': Why noncompetes are affecting physician-employer relationships

    David Robbins, MD, gastroenterologist at New York City-based Northwell Health, joined Becker's to discuss noncompetes and the hardest choices he's had to make as a physician. 
  3. Pennsylvania governor takes action on nursing shortages

    Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro and Secretary of the Commonwealth Al Schmidt are taking steps to implement the Nurse Licensure Compact, which allows nurses with multistate licenses issued by 40 other states to practice in Pennsylvania. 
  4. Number of active physicians by state

    There are 1,077,115 active physicians in the U.S., according to May data from KFF.
  5. Insurance lobby pushed to charge physicians fees for being paid electronically

    The insurance lobby persuaded federal officials to allow insurers to charge physicians for being paid electronically, according to an Aug. 21 report from Medscape.
  6. Hillcrest Health chief medical officer takes over as CEO

    Anthony Hatcher, DO, has been named CEO of Hillcrest Health Services, a healthcare provider for aging adults based in Bellevue, Neb.
  7. 5 numbers physicians should keep an eye on

    Here are five numbers physicians should monitor:
  8. 8 CEO shake-ups in 1 week

    Here are eight leaders who have taken on or stepped down from CEO roles reported by Becker's since Aug. 11:
  9. 5 states with the lowest, highest projected physician competition

    Nevada is the state with the lowest projected physician competition by 2023, according to personal finance website WalletHub.

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