How can medical students learn from improv work?

The technical aspects of practicing medicine are undoubtedly the most vital. But the interpersonal aspects of being a physician cannot be forgotten. By Erin Dietsche -

Why 100 Florida Hospital physicians are learning 'table manners' at Gettysburg

Physicians from Orlando-based Florida Hospital are getting schooled in military history — and it's helping them lead differently.  By Emily Rappleye -

National healthcare staffing firm buys locum tenens company

CHG Healthcare Services, a Salt Lake City-based healthcare staffing company, acquired Global Medical Staffing, also based in Salt Lake City.  By Emily Rappleye -

CMS may allow NPs, PAs to provide home care

CMS issued a proposal in the Federal Register that would increase Medicare patients' access to services by permitting nurse practitioners and physician assistants to provide home care.  By Emily Rappleye -

Henry Ford Health System partners with nonprofit to serve LGBTQ community

Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System is partnering with the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park, Mich., to provide primary care services for runaway, homeless and at-risk members of the LGBTQ community.  By Alyssa Rege -

Worker falls off scaffolding at Harvard Medical School

A construction worker fell three stories from scaffolding in Boston's Longwood medical area, reports the Boston Herald. By Erin Dietsche -

Infographic: Physician on-call pay

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Physicians disciplined for misconduct still earn large consulting fees from pharma, medical device makers

Despite having histories of misconduct, thousands of U.S. physicians have received payments from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers for serving as public speakers and advisers, NPR reported, based on analysis by ProPublica. By Tamara Rosin -

40% of physicians 'behind schedule' in saving for retirement

Although "a comfortable retirement" remains a universal personal financial goal for physicians, many of them are not as prepared as they'd like to be, according to American Medical Association Insurance's 2016 study on physicians' financial preparedness.  By Kelly Gooch -

These 4 physicians were appointed 2016-17 White House Fellows

The White House Monday appointed four physicians to its class of 2016-17 Fellows.  By Emily Rappleye -

10 things to know about hospitalists

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the title "hospitalist," or physicians whose work centers around a location of care — the hospital — rather than a disease, patient type or organ. Here are 10 things to know about the role and how it has evolved over the past two decades.  By Emily Rappleye -

Arkansas medical school to open amid physician shortage

A new medical school is coming to Arkansas as the state’s aging physician community and medical residency funding issues continue to create a physician shortage, reports the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.  By Kelly Gooch -

Board of regents approves of UA medical school external probe

During an Aug. 19 meeting, the Arizona Board of Regents said it plans to hire an external expert to evaluate a number of its concerns about the University of Arizona's two medical schools, reports. By Erin Dietsche -

Administrators: Move over to let your physicians drive innovation

My research colleagues at Advisory Board asked 55,000 physicians, "What drivers correlate most with physician engagement?"  By Michele Molden, MBA, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Consulting, Advisory Board -

Merger on the horizon for Mich. physician groups

Two major independent physician organizations in western Michigan are poised for a potential merger in 2017 under a clinically integrated network, according to a report from MiBiz.    By Emily Rappleye -

11 cities recognize 'Day of Solidarity' for physician suicide prevention

Physicians in almost a dozen cities across the country came together Saturday to help prevent physician suicide.  By Emily Rappleye -

Body donations to US medical schools are up

Although many shied away from it for years, more and more individuals are leaving their bodies to medical schools, The Associated Press reports. By Erin Dietsche -

4 things to know about hospital-employed OB/GYN growth at Elmhurst Memorial Medical Group

The three obstetricians/gynecologists at River Forest, Ill.-based Partners in Women's Health have joined Elmhurst (Ill.) Memorial Medical Group to provide services at EMMG clinics.  By Morgan Haefner -

How to diagnose, intervene and succeed in combating physician burnout

Physician burnout levels hover around 50 percent across most specialties, according to surveys from Medscape, the American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic. These surveys also indicate burnout is steadily increasing among physicians due to a combination of factors, including long hours, bureaucratic tasks and reduced face time with patients.  By Staff -

Taking a MACRA view of physician independence

Physician compensation has certainly been a hot industry topic over the past few years.  By Chadwick Prodromos and Michael Nissenbaum -

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