• Physician sues hospital over noncompete agreement

    An Indiana physician filed a lawsuit against Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Lutheran Medical Group to keep it from enforcing a noncompete agreement, The Journal Gazette reported July 6.
  • Colorado mental health hospital gets 2nd immediate jeopardy citation in less than 1 year

    Johnstown (Colo.) Heights Behavioral Health has been hit with an immediate jeopardy citation, the second one it has been issued since November 2022, ABC affiliate KMGH reported July 4.
  • What the affirmative action ruling means for healthcare: 5 leaders, groups react

    The Supreme Court on June 29 ruled that U.S. colleges and universities cannot consider race as a factor for admissions in a pair of decisions industry leaders say could hinder efforts to create a more diverse healthcare workforce. 
  • Improving hospital margins by reducing care variation

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  • Clinician employment, by state

    Here are the latest employment numbers of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses and physicians who are not anesthesiologists, cardiologists, dermatologists, emergency medicine physicians, family medicine physicians, general internal medicine physicians, neurologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, or pathologists. 
  • Philadelphia program triples underrepresented minorities in residency

    The University of Pennsylvania Health System and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Alliance of Minority Physicians received a grant to expand its diversity program.
  • Tennessee law lets international medical grads skip US residency

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a law April 6, allowing international medical graduates to bypass U.S. residency training and enter into practice as a licensed physician. Now, nearly one year out from when the law will go into full effect, some are expressing hesitancy and others are looking forward to the change.
  • Targeted social media harassment of physicians has risen by 40% since COVID

    Before the pandemic, around 23 percent of physicians reported experiencing targeted harassment, but new research published June 14 in JAMA from Northwestern University in Chicago, found post-COVID that number has grown to nearly 66 percent of physicians. 
  • How AI is opening the door for quicker, more accurate diagnoses

    Some view artificial intelligence as a threat to job security and quality care, but Stuart Schnitt, MD, pathologist and chief of breast oncologic pathology at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, sees AI as the tool that can lead to better patient outcomes and democratization of care.
  • How this hospital upped safety reporting 50%, per its CEO

    Hospital culture can prevent unnecessary medical errors, yet most hospitals are slow to adopt a framework that prevents adverse events, Christine Schuster, RN, president and CEO of Concord, Mass.-based Emerson Health, wrote in an opinion piece published June 25 on MedPage Today.
  • More connection, fewer prior auths and better EHRs: 9 leaders on keeping physicians happy

    Healthcare leaders have attributed physician burnout and frustration to increased paperwork burden, prior authorization, work-life balance, loss of autonomy, lack of community support and a lack of trust. While many physicians are leaving the profession, leaders are working to bring joy back to medicine.
  • Denied abortion care could spur more malpractice suits, experts say

    Medical malpractice cases may soon begin to emerge spurred by the denial of abortion care particularly for women who face life-threatening pregnancies, KFF Health News reported June 23.
  • 'Feeling like a cog in a factory': 8 leaders on what frustrates physicians

    The sources of physicians' frustration the last few years have been numerous, from administrative burdens to strained relationships with patients to dwindling autonomy. 
  • 2 Tennessee hospitals join growing call for action on gun violence

    At a press conference held June 21, representatives from Regional One Health and LeBonheur Children's Hospital, both in Memphis, Tenn., joined a growing number of healthcare leaders to publicly call on policymakers to do more to address gun violence, ABC affiliate station WATN reported. 
  • NRMP launches residency match demographic tool

    The National Resident Matching Program published its first demographic characteristic of applicants in the main residency match from 2022 and 2023 report.
  • 500+ OB-GYNs on how Dobbs decision has affected outcomes, specialty

    More than 60 percent of OB-GYNs say the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision that overturned Roe v. Wade one year ago has worsened pregnancy-related mortality and made it more difficult to manage emergencies related to pregnancy, according to a new KFF survey of 569 OB-GYNs. 
  • Indiana hospital eliminates physician noncompetes

    Indianapolis-based Eskenazi Health's medical group has done away with noncompete clauses from its physicians' contracts, enabling them to join competing hospitals or health systems without consequence, a spokesperson for the health system told Becker's.
  • Dozens of professors protest Mayo Clinic's discipline of a physician who criticized NIH

    Dozens of university professors and organizations wrote letters to Mayo Clinic protesting the suspension of a physician who publicly criticized the National Institutes of Health, CNN reported June 16.
  • Viewpoint: Should medical eponyms with Nazi roots be kept or erased?

    Medical eponyms, or conditions that are named after former physician leaders and experts in medicine, often have dark roots — and although their continued phase-out is supported by top medical groups including the American Psychiatric Association and the World Health Organization, some experts argue against this, The New York Times reported June 19.
  • The 3 groups who suffer the most harassment in academic medicine

    Atlanta-based Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University researchers found women, minorities and LGBTQ people in academic medicine experience higher rates of sexual harassment, cyber incivility and negative workplace climates — leading to worse mental health.
  • Therapy dog receives 'dogtorate' for helping healthcare workers during the pandemic

    The University of Maryland-Baltimore has awarded Loki, a 5-year-old therapy dog, a "dogtorate" for helping deliver "hero healing kits" to nurses during the pandemic, People reported June 15.

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