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  1. Female residents face more burnout than their male counterparts — here's why

    Female physicians are more likely than their male counterparts to experience burnout, according to a paper published in the Kansas Journal of Medicine. 
  2. 9 leadership updates in June

    From awards to appointments, here are nine leadership updates Becker's has reported on since June 1:
  3. 6 Walgreens moves in 6 weeks

    Here are six Walgreens moves that Becker's has reported on since May 17:

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. Novant Health names Dr. Pam Oliver chief medical officer

    Pam Oliver, MD, has been named executive vice president and chief medical officer of Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health.
  2. 10 best states for affordable, accessible healthcare

    The Commonwealth Fund found Massachusetts has the most accessible and affordable healthcare, according to the "2023 Scorecard of State Health System Performance" report.
  3. 7 CMS moves since April affecting physicians

    Here are seven CMS moves made since April physicians should know:
  4. 6 CVS moves in 6 weeks

    Here are six moves by CVS Health and its subsidiaries that Becker's has reported on since May 15:

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. American College of Radiology partners with AMA against expanding scope of practice for nonphysician providers

    The American College of Radiology has partnered with the American Medical Association to create advocacy resources on "scope creep."
  2. 9 in 10 practices have 'fired' a patient — here's why

    Around 9 in 10 practices have "fired" a patient before, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine and updated March 18.
  3. Missouri lawmakers introduce grant program to address physician shortage

    Missouri state lawmakers have introduced legislation that seeks to address the physician shortage in the state by funding residencies, according to a June 22 report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  4. $54M physician kickback scheme busted

    David Copeland, part owner and sales manager of a pharmacy in Florida selling compounded prescription drugs, was convicted in a $54 million physician bribery and kickback scheme, according to a Justice Department news release.

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. 10 states with the most physicians

    There are more than 305,000 physicians in the U.S., excluding anesthesiologists, cardiologists, dermatologists, emergency medicine physicians, family medicine physicians, general internal medicine physicians, neurologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, and pathologists, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. Healthcare workers face the largest financial loss of any profession from calling in sick

    Healthcare workers saw a collective forfeit of $927 million in wages last year from taking time off work due to injuries, according to research from legal funding provider High Rise Financial based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  3. California provider, management company to pay $3.8M to settle physician kickback allegations 

    Riverside, Calif.-based nursing facility Alta Vista Healthcare & Wellness Centre and its management company have agreed to pay $3.8 million to settle allegations they paid physicians kickbacks for referrals. 
  4. Georgia urgent care chain to pay $1.6M to settle false claim allegations

    Atlanta-based CRH Healthcare and Peachtree Immediate Care have agreed to pay $1.6 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting upcoded evaluation and management claims to Medicare.
  5. Senate backs post-COVID telehealth expansion

    The Senate has reintroduced a bill that would expand coverage of telehealth services through Medicare and make COVID-19 telehealth flexibilities more permanent. 
  6. Can money buy happiness? Physician net worth vs. happiness rates by specialty

    Here is the percentage of physicians who have a net worth over $5 million compared to the percentage of physicians who described themselves as "happy" or "very happy" by specialty, according to Medscape's Lifestyle and Physician Wealth reports:
  7. Eskenazi ends physician noncompetes

    Eskenazi Medical Group is eliminating noncompete clauses for its more than 100 physicians, according to a Fox 59 report.
  8. AMA votes to oppose noncompete contracts for many physicians

    The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates has voted to oppose noncompete contracts for physicians employed by for-profit or nonprofit hospitals, hospital systems and staffing company employers.
  9. Meta rolls back COVID misinformation policies, concerning public health experts

    Meta is rolling back some of its COVID-19 misinformation policies after consulting with its independent oversight advisory board.

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