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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:  

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. 6 new chief medical officers in July

    Here are six chief medical officer appointments Becker's has reported on in July:
  2. Deadline to implement HIPAA-compliant video technology for telehealth nears

    Physicians will be required to use HIPAA-compliant video technology for telehealth services by Aug. 10.
  3. Kansas university, medical school form admissions partnership to address physician shortage

    Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan., has formed an admissions partnership with Kansas Health Science Center-Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Wichita with the goal of addressing the physician shortage, KFDI reported July 22.
  4. Delaware becomes second state to enact PA licensure compact

    Delaware has become the second state to adopt the physician assistant licensure compact, which would make it easier for physician assistants to practice in multiple states.

Managing Patient Throughput with AI: Unlocking Capacity

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  1. Independence Health System names leadership team

    Independence Health System, the organization formed by the merger of Butler (Pa.) Health System and Greensburg, Pa.-based Excela Health System, has named its next chief medical officer and president of the physician and provider network.
  2. Congress pushes CMS to finalize plans to streamline prior authorization

    Congress is urging CMS to finalize a federal regulation that would overhaul prior authorization requirements within Medicare Advantage.
  3. The majority of physicians give medical advice to friends

    The vast majority of physicians (95 percent) give medical advice to their friends outside of the office, according to a July 20 report from Medscape, which surveyed more than 1,500 physicians across 29 specialties. 
  4. Boston Medical Center physicians rally for higher pay

    Resident physicians at Boston Medical Center held a rally July 20 to call for better compensation.

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. Hendricks Regional Health appoints chief medical officer

    Ryan Van Donselaar, DO, has been named chief medical officer of Danville, Ind.-based Hendricks Regional Health.
  2. U.S. physician workforce tops 1 million

    The physician workforce reached 1,044,734 in 2022, according to a census conducted by the Federation of State Medical Boards and published July 18 in the Journal of Medical Regulation.
  3. The decline of physician ownership: 9 things to know

    The number of physicians working in private practice decreased by 13.4 percent from 60.1 percent in 2012 to 46.7 percent in 2022, according to a report from the American Medical Association.
  4. Former Optum Health CEO to become UnitedHealth Group chief physician

    Optum Health's former CEO Wyatt Decker, MD, is transitioning into the role of chief physician at UnitedHealth Group.
  5. 34 states that help physicians pay off student debt

    While the average physician will leave medical school with six figures of debt, a number of states offer some type of medical loan forgiveness for physicians based on factors including income and practice setting. 
  6. Community Health Plan of Washington hires chief medical officer

    Demetria Malloy, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer and chief health officer of Community Health Plan of Washington, a nonprofit managed care organization.
  7. Stanford physicians rally for higher pay amid contract negotiations

    Resident and fellow physicians at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, Calif., held a rally July 19 for better wages and support amid contract negotiations, Palo Alto Online reported July 18.
  8. 5 questions to ask before switching to private practice

    When considering entering private practice, there are several considerations for physicians to make, including the operational advantages and pitfalls of running your own practice. 
  9. How to get rural physicians to stay in their communities

    About 20 percent of the U.S. population lives in a rural area, yet just 11 percent of physicians practice in these regions, according to a report by the Health Policy Institute at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. 

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