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  1. 11 practice data breaches from the 1st half of the year

    Here are 11 major practice data breaches from the first half of 2023: 
  2. The majority of US physicians feel overtaxed

    Three-fourths of physicians feel as though they are currently being overtaxed, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physicians and Taxes"report, which surveyed over 1,200 physicians across 29 specialties. 
  3. Eastern Carolina Emergency Physicians merges with Emergency Care Partners

    Eastern Carolina Emergency Physicians has merged with Emergency Care Partners, a national provider of emergency medicine and emergency department management services for hospitals in Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, Florida, New York, Illinois and North Carolina.

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Patients are demanding simpler care experiences. See how leading systems are meeting this expectation — while also reducing staff burden — here. 
  1. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island names chief medical officer

    Farah Shafi, MD, has been named chief medical officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island.
  2. 8 physician leaders in the headlines

    Here are eight physician leadership updates Becker's has reported on since June 27:
  3. How physicians should prepare for the next 10 years of healthcare: AMA

    Here are two ways physicians and health systems can prepare for the next decade of healthcare and cost cutting, according to a July 13 report from the American Medical Association:
  4. Top private equity deals by value of physician practices

    Here are the top 10 private equity deals by the value of physician practices between 2012 and 2021, according to data from the American Antitrust Institute's report "Monetizing Medicine: Private Equity and Competition in Physician Practice Markets":

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. Top private equity firms by number of physician practice deals

    Here are the top private equity firms by number of physician practice deals between 2012 and 2021, according to data from the American Antitrust Institute's report "Monetizing Medicine: Private Equity and Competition in Physician Practice Markets," published July 10:
  2. Private equity acquisitions of physician practices up sixfold in a decade: Report

    Physician practice acquisitions involving private equity firms have increased by more than six times over the past 10 years, according to data from the American Antitrust Institute's report "Monetizing Medicine: Private Equity and Competition in Physician Practice Markets."
  3. Physicians are moving away from small practices: 3 things to know

    Over the last 10 years, physicians have migrated away from small practices, according to a survey conducted by the American Medical Association shared with Becker's July 12.
  4. Tennessee orthopedic surgeon shot, killed by patient in exam room

    Benjamin Mauck, MD, has been identified as the physician shot and killed by a patient at Campbell Clinic July 11 in Collierville, Tenn.

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. March of Dimes names 1st physician president, CEO

    Elizabeth Cherot, MD, has been named the president and CEO of the March of Dimes. She is the organization's first physician leader.
  2. Physician practice ownership on the decline

    Physicians are less likely to work in private practice now than they were 10 years ago, according to a newly released analysis of physician practice agreements from the American Medical Association. 
  3. Lee Health's Heart Institute names chief physician executive

    Malissa Wood, MD, has been appointed chief physician executive of the South Florida-based Lee Health Heart Institute, Lehigh Acres Citizen reported July 10.
  4. Mount Sinai nursing team 1st in system earn gold-level designation

    The nursing team and staff at New York City-based Mount Sinai Morningside's cardiac catheterization lab have earned the American Association of Critical-Care's gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence, becoming the first gold-level unit in Mount Sinai Health System. 
  5. Medtronic's alleged kickback scheme at VA hospital unveiled

    An unsealed whistleblower lawsuit alleges that sales representatives from medical equipment company Medtronic operated a yearslong bribery scheme inside of a veteran's hospital in Kansas, according to a July 12 report from CNBC.
  6. The smartest practice moves from 2 physician leaders

    In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, physicians are constantly adapting and refining their practice strategies to provide the best care possible. 
  7. Physican's lawsuit tests Indiana's noncompete law

    David Lankford, DO, a pediatric intensivist, is suing his former employer, Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Health Network, to exit his noncompete agreement, Indiana Public Media reported July 10. 
  8. Healthcare workers growing increasingly concerned about personal safety

    About 69 percent of healthcare workers are concerned about aggressive and erratic behavior from patients and visitors, according to the 2023 "Workplace Safety" survey from Verkada, which surveyed 1,000 frontline workers across banking, retail, hospitality and healthcare. 
  9. What to consider before adding a partner to your medical practice

    Adding a partner to your physician-owned practice can have several benefits, including increased revenue, an expanded patient population and a new set of skills. However, a mismatched partnership can cause conflict and liability, according to a July 11 report from Medscape.

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