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  1. Former Adena chief of surgery alleges wrongful termination, defamation in suit

    James Manazer, MD, the former chief of surgery at Adena Health System in Chillicothe, Ohio, is suing the health system for wrongful termination and defamation, according to an NBC4 report.
  2. Washington physician's license restricted for ivermectin prescriptions 

    A Washington physician has had his license restricted after the state's medical commission found he prescribed ivermectin to five patients for COVID-19, The Chronicle reported July 26. 
  3. The top 66 LGBTQ+ physicians for 2023, per Castle Connolly

    Castle Connolly has named the top 66 LGBTQ+ physicians in the U.S. for 2023 in partnership with Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality. 

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  1. Patient Square Capital launches patient impact institute, appoints managing director

    Kelvin A. Baggett, MD, has been appointed managing director of Patient Square Capital's newly established EMPIRIC Institute.
  2. 15 skills every student should have when entering medical school

    While medical school will teach students many of the clinical skills needed to be a physician, there are certain skills, including social skills and communication skills, every student should have in their toolkit when entering medical school, according to a July 27 article on the American Medical Association website.
  3. 10 states with the longest emergency room wait times

    Patients in Maryland will wait the longest on average before being treated in an emergency room setting, according to a new study conducted by and sent to Becker's on July 27 that analyzed the average wait time from when patients arrive at the emergency room to when they are called in to be treated. 
  4. American Osteopathic Association names next president

    Ira Monka, DO, has been named the 127th president of the American Osteopathic Association.

Managing Patient Throughput with AI: Unlocking Capacity

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  1. 5 pay statistics physicians should know

    Here are five statistics that paint a picture of the current state of physician compensation.
  2. 5 recent moves addressing the physician shortage

    Here are five recent efforts by universities, states and health systems to address the physician shortage that Becker's has reported on since June 22:
  3. Diversity lacking in US medical school faculty, department chair positions

    The Association of American Medical Colleges has published its breakdown of U.S. medical school faculty and department chairs by race and ethnicity in 2022, and it shows a lack of Black, Hispanic and Asian representation, according to a July 26 report from Stat News.
  4. Number of active primary care vs. specialist physicians by state

    There are 514,410 active primary care physicians and 562,705 active specialist physicians in the U.S., according to May data from KFF.

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. States ranked by healthcare access, affordability

    Here are the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked by healthcare access and affordability, according to data from the Commonwealth Fund:
  2. Physician turnover rate increased 43% in 8 years

    The annual physician turnover rate increased by 43 percent between 2010 and 2018, according to recent data published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
  3. 6 common reasons patients sue physicians

    Surgical errors, medication errors and anesthesia errors are some of the most common reasons patients sue their physicians, according to an article by law firm Morris James published July 11 on JDSupra. 
  4. Age breakdown of practicing US physicians

    The Federation of State Medical Boards has released data from its 2022 Physician Census, which provides a comprehensive compilation of physician license and demographic information. 
  5. Hospital Sisters Health System appoints chief physician executive

    Kevin Lewis, MD, has been appointed senior vice president and chief physician executive of Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System, which has 17 locations across Illinois and Wisconsin.
  6. 6 focus areas to boost physician well-being, per the AMA

    Here are six areas for health systems to focus on to improve physician well-being and address burnout, according to a July 25 report from the American Medical Association:
  7. Hackensack Meridian Health adds chief medical officer

    Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health named Gregory Rokosz, DO, chief medical officer for Old Bridge (N.J.) Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, N.J.
  8. Consensus Health adopts 5 New Jersey physician practices

    Consensus Health Medical Group has added five New Jersey-based independent medical practices, which adds eight physicians and six locations to its network, according to a July 24 news release shared with Becker's.
  9. Apple's hand in healthcare: 8 updates in 4 months

    As artificial intelligence continues to take off in the healthcare industry, major players, including Apple, are trying their hand at healthcare. Here are eight major updates from the tech giant in healthcare since March 27:  

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