Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. California county names names top health officer

    Tanya Phares, DO, has been appointed health officer of Sonoma County, Calif., which encompasses more than 30 cities.
  2. 5 private equity updates physicians should know

    Here are five private equity transactions to know that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 11:
  3. The states with the most emergency medicine physicians

    California is the state with the most practicing emergency medicine physicians, according to recent data from KFF:

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. Amazon Prime's new healthcare benefit: What physicians should know

    Amazon is now offering Prime members a discounted membership to One Medical, Amazon's membership-based primary care provider.
  2. 25% of US medical students are debating dropping out: Survey

    One-quarter of medical students in the U.S. are considering quitting their studies, a figure that compares to 12% worldwide, according to a report by Elsevier Health.
  3. The most popular physician specialty by state

    Here are the most common specialties by state and in the District and Columbia, according to recent data from KFF:
  4. How much does it cost to employ a physician?

    The average cost of employing a provider full time in the third quarter of this year was $611,194, representing a rising cost of labor, according to data from Kaufman Hall.

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. The new ACS president on restoring optimism in medicine

    Henri Ford, MD, dean and chief academic officer of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and an internationally recognized pediatric surgeon, was recently named the 104th president of the American College of Surgeons.
  2. Legislators open probe into FDA drug shortage protocol

    House Republicans wrote a letter to the FDA seeking an explanation for ongoing supply chain issues and drug shortages, The Hill reported Nov. 3. 
  3. Number of adults with medical debt in collections drops

    Recent changes in reporting of medical debt has eliminated medical debt in collections from approximately 15 million Americans in the last year, according to data from Urban Institute, a nonprofit research organization.
  4. The bipartisan bills aimed at the physician crisis shortage

    The physician shortage is limiting access to care for millions of Americans and requires swift action before the shortage grows even more, the American Medical Association reported Nov. 6.

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. Florida physician group acquires concierge medicine practice

    Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches has acquired Boca Raton, Fla.-based concierge medicine practice Colton and Kaminetsky.
  2. New Jersey medical group adds 5 physician practices

    Marlton, N.J.-based Consensus Health has added five physician practices to its medical group.
  3. Value-based payment adoption reduces burnout in family physicians: Study

    Family physicians who have adopted value-based payment models reported less burnout, according to a recent study from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  4. Physician pay behind inflation in Q3

    The median compensation earned by physicians in the third quarter was $358,753, up $7,253 compared to the same period last year, according to data from Kaufman Hall.
  5. Bozeman Health names chief medical officer

    Chris Spoja, DO, has been named chief medical officer of Bozeman (Mont.) Health, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Nov. 2.
  6. How much do employed physicians earn through seeing patients?

    The average revenue earned by physicians and advanced practice providers via treating patients is on the rise, according to data from Kaufman Hall.
  7. Biden administration to address rural health needs: 4 things to know

    The Biden administration has proposed an action plan focusing on the improvement of health services in rural communities and assisting rural healthcare providers to stay open.
  8. Would female physicians choose medicine again?

    Seventy percent or more of female physicians across at least 14 specialties said they would choose medicine again if they had to start their career again, according to Medscape's 2023 "Female Physician Compensation Report."
  9. CMS axes physician pay

    CMS will cut overall physician pay by 1.25% in 2023, according to its 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule released Nov. 2. 

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