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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 10 takeaways on the state of telemedicine

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

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. Physician pay increases, ranked by specialty

    Internal medicine reported the highest pay increase of any specialty featured in the AMGA's Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey.
  2. Physicians caught up in $2B kickback scheme

    Eleven people were indicted in a $2 billion telemedicine fraud scheme focused on orthotic braces and pain creams, according to the Justice Department.
  3. Primary care pay up 6.1%

    The 36th annual 2023 Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey from AMGA reports a 6.1 percent increase in primary care compensation, compared to 1.5 and 1.6 percent increases for medical and surgical specialties, respectively.
  4. 9 policy moves in June physicians should know

    Here are nine policy moves physicians should know that Becker's has covered 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. Dr. Anthony Fauci joins Georgetown School of Medicine faculty

    Anthony Fauci, MD, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has joined the faculty at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
  2. Florida physician group buying, reopening closed hospital 

    A physician group plans to purchase Healthmark Regional Medical Center, a hospital in Defuniak Springs, Fla., that closed in March 2022, reported June 28. 
  3. More physicians leave hospital after CEO was fired 

    Three physicians have left Norton (Kan.) County Hospital after the 25-bed hospital fired former CEO Brian Kirk. 
  4. Physicians still facing high burnout, job stress, low satisfaction rates

    The overall physician burnout rate reached 53 percent in 2022, according to the American Medical Association's Organizational Biopsy report, published June 23. While burnout has fallen from its peak in 2021, other key performance indicators in the report highlight physicians' dissatisfaction with medicine. 

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. 8 initiatives to address physician suicide, per Medscape

    One in 10 physicians contemplate or attempt suicide annually, according to Medscape's "Physician Suicide Report" for 2022.
  2. 6 workforce updates in June physicians should know

    Here are six workforce updates for physicians to know that Becker's reported on in June:
  3. New York updates physician group acquisition policy: 8 things to know

    The New York state Legislature has introduced new reporting requirements for healthcare acquisitions and transactions, which will go into effect Aug. 1, according to a June 23 report from JD Supra.
  4. Texas physician assistant pleads guilty to practicing without a license

    Brownsville, Texas-based physician assistant Fernando Mendez faces 10 years in prison after admitting to practicing medicine without a license, ABC affiliate KRGV reported June 27. 
  5. MetroHealth names chief physician executive

    Richard Blinkhorn, MD, has been appointed executive vice president and chief physician executive and clinical officer of Cleveland-based MetroHealth.
  6. 9 Amazon moves from June that physicians should know

    Here are nine Amazon moves physicians should know that Becker's reported on in June:
  7. Physician sues HCA hospital for libel

    David John Hetzel, MD, sued Asheville, N.C.-based Mission Hospital, owned by HCA Healthcare, in early June, alleging libel against his former employer, according to a report in Citizen Times.
  8. What happens to physician pay after private equity investment

    There are many factors to consider when bringing on a private equity investor for a medical practice or ASC; one of the big areas is physician pay.
  9. Banner's plan to solve physician shortages

    Banner Health and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix are expanding the Graduate Medical Education programs with 229 additional residency and fellowship programs, according to a June 22 release.

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