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  1. Private equity deals for physician practices soar

    Hospitals are typically thought of as the most common medical group and ASC buyer. But that's not the case anymore. Hospitals aren't even among the top three buyers for the last four years, according to an American Hospital Association analysis of the Levin Associates 2023 report.
  2. 10 largest physician groups by number of locations

    Here are the 10 largest medical groups based on their number of locations, according to a new analysis from Definitive Healthcare provided to Becker's:
  3. 10 largest physician groups by Medicare charges

    Here are the 10 largest physician groups based on their total Medicare charges, according to a new analysis from Definitive Healthcare provided to Becker's: 

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. 21 states cut mental health questions from MD licensing process

    Since May, 21 states have removed broad mental health and substance abuse questions from medical licensing applications, according to a July 10 report from Medscape.
  2. 12 physician fraud cases to know

    Here are 12 major physician and healthcare fraud cases since June 13: 
  3. 11 healthcare layoffs to know

    Here are 11 major healthcare layoffs that have been announced since June 5: 
  4. 5 moves pointing to private equity growth in June

    Here are five moves pointing to private equity growth that Becker's reported on in June:

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. National services organization appoints inaugural chief medical officer

    National services organization Endeavors has appointed Priti Mody-Bailey, MD, as its first chief medical officer.
  2. 6 stats on the physician workforce

    Here are six stats to know on the physician workforce, according to the Association of American Medical College's 2022 Physician Specialty Data Report:
  3. 10 best states to practice medicine | 2023

    Physicians Thrive has released their ranking of the top 10 best states to practice medicine.
  4. Physician sues Indiana medical group over noncompete agreement

    David Lankford, MD, an Indiana-based pediatric intensivist, filed a lawsuit against Lutheran Medical Group to prevent his former employer from enforcing a noncompete agreement, according to a report in The Journal Gazette.

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. Physician retirement outlook: 10 things to know

    A new report on physician retirement from Jackson Physician Search outlines data from the hundreds of administrators and physicians across the country who participated in their Physician Retirement Survey.
  2. Columbia Athletics names wrestling program alum head team physician

    David Trofa, MD, has been appointed head team physician for the athletics program at Columbia University in New York City.
  3. Emergency room physician becomes 1st to join West Virginia's opioid settlement board

    West Virginia emergency physician Tony Kelly, MD, has become the first director of the West Virginia First Foundation board, according to a July 5 report from MetroNews.
  4. Connecticut limits physician noncompete agreements

    Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed into law an act that amends the state's noncompete law for physicians and adds further restrictions, effective as of July 1, according to a July 3 report from JD Supra.
  5. Indiana increases restrictions on physician noncompete agreements

    Indiana's Senate Enrolled Act 7, which aims to further restrict physician noncompete agreements in the state, went into effect July 1, according to a July 3 report from JD Supra.
  6. Bayhealth receives federal funds to address physician shortage

    Bayhealth has received $500,000 to support its graduate medical education programs and address the physician shortage in Kent County, according to a July 4 report from Delaware Public Media.
  7. Miami Valley Hospital names first physician president, COO

    Chad Whelan, MD, has been named the first physician president of Miami Valley Hospital as well as system chief operating officer.
  8. What the SCOTUS affirmative action decision means for diversity in medicine: 3 physician leaders react

    The Supreme Court ruled June 29 that U.S. universities and colleges cannot include race as a factor in admissions, saying such policies violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment, according to The New York Times.
  9. 10 takeaways on the state of telemedicine

    Here are 10 takeaways for physicians to know from the Doximity 2023 "State of Telemedicine Report":

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