• How Geisinger, Cleveland Clinic, others are responding to negative patient reviews

    While many healthcare organizations agree patients should be able to voice their concerns, hospitals and health systems have begun looking for ways to mitigate the effect of negative provider reviews on various online physician rating platforms such as Yelp or Healthgrades that do not involve seeking litigation against the individual commenter, STAT News reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Video allegedly shows UHS behavioral health facility staff assaulting young patients: 8 things to know

    Internal surveillance videos from Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services, a behavioral health facility in Birmingham, Ala., reportedly show several instances of Hill Crest healthcare professionals violently assaulting young hospital patients, according to a BuzzFeed News investigation.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Is Minnesota the site of the next 'boom' in healthcare?: 5 takeaways

    Ten years ago, researchers and medical professionals headed to Cleveland to find and employ the workers and space they needed to pursue their healthcare passions. Cleveland has since become home to the Cleveland Clinic, one of the United States' largest healthcare systems, as well as a plethora of medical technology offshoots. However, healthcare experts wonder which city will house the next "boom" in healthcare, and if that city could be Rochester, Minn., according to MPR News.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Fostering physician motivation: Compensation is just the beginning

    Like most employees, physicians benefit from a supportive environment. Unfortunately, many hospitals and health systems rush right past creating such an environment, instead immediately asking newly employed physicians to increase production, optimize in-house referrals, reduce emergency department use, pay more attention to cost, and support other initiatives.  By Stuart J. Schaff, CVA, CHFP, Senior Manager -
  • Physicians join AMITA Health effort to offer affordable services

    AMITA Health and “a fairly sizable number” of its physicians have joined an online marketplace that allows consumers paying out of pocket to shop for discounts on services such as diagnostic imaging and colonoscopies, according to Thor Thordarson, AMITA Health executive vice president and chief operating officer.  By MDsave.com -
  • Tri-City Medical Center board member sues board for excluding her from meetings

    RoseMarie Reno, RN, chairwoman of the San Diego-based Tri-City Healthcare District board, is suing the board for allegedly excluding her from closed-door meetings she says she had a right to attend, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.  By Leo Vartorella -
  • 10 states with the most, fewest female physicians in 2016

    In 2016, Massachusetts had the highest percentage of female physicians, in comparison to Utah, which had the lowest percentage of female physicians, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges.  By Alia Paavola -
  • 2 Chicago health systems suspend ties to Outcome Health following WSJ allegations

    Two Chicago health systems are suspending plans to further engage with Outcome Health in light of recent allegations employees at the Chicago-based technology and advertising startup manipulated pricing and sales information and that the company engaged in fraud and breach of contract, the Chicago Tribune reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • 10 states that retain the most, fewest physicians post residency

    California retained 70.4 percent of the physicians that completed residency in the state, in comparison to New Hampshire, which retained only 28.1 percent of residents in 2016, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges.  By Alia Paavola -
  • HCA to work with Tennessee medical school in 'historic' partnership

    Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare is partnering with Meharry Medical College, also in Nashville, to allow Meharry medical students to train at an HCA facility in Tennessee.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Growth of healthcare administrators outpaced physicians, increasing 3,200% between 1975-2010

    While the number of practicing physicians in the U.S. grew 150 percent between 1975 and 2010, the number of healthcare administrators increased 3,200 percent during the same period, according to data cited by athenainsight.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Georgetown medical school student runs 7 marathons on 7 continents in 3 years

      Nick Stukel, a medical student at Washington, D.C.-based Georgetown University School of Medicine, completed a lofty goal last month: competing in at least one marathon on all seven continents, according to the Omaha World-Herald.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Caribbean medical school damaged by Hurricane Maria relocates to Tennessee

    A medical school severely damaged by Hurricane Maria in September will relocate 1,400-plus students and staff to Harrogate, Tenn.-based Lincoln Memorial University's facilities in Knoxville, Tenn., medical school officials announced Nov. 8.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Can the advanced practice clinician fix healthcare?

    Any discussion centered on improving healthcare quality and access never takes long to arrive at a single, foundational challenge: A drastic, worsening physician shortage.  By Carrie Kozlowski, Co-founder and COO at Upfront With Ezra Garfield, Intern at Upfront and Bachelor’s candidate at the University of California, Berkeley -
  • LA Times: California isn't coming down on anti-vaccine physicians

    After implementing a strict vaccination law last year, California has not penalized any physicians for writing patients unnecessary medical exemptions, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.  By Emily Rappleye -
  • How one Missouri hospital treats patients with 0 beds

    Physicians and nurses at Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy Virtual Care Center carry out all of the same tasks healthcare personnel at traditional hospitals undertake: checking a patient's vital signs, recording notes, even conducting exams and engaging in small talk. However, the patients do not travel to the facility to receive care, because the hospital has no beds, Politico reports.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeon receives 'hundreds' of death threats after posting viral picture

      A Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center resident physician claimed he has received "hundreds" of death threats after a photograph of him taking a knee to fight discrimination went viral in September, according to Weny News.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Stanford medical school to hire 1st 'inclusion, culture strategy manager'

    Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine's Office of Faculty Development and Diversity is looking to hire a manager of inclusion and culture strategy, the first position of its kind, according to a job posting on the medical school's website.  By Alyssa Rege -
  • Only 47% of physicians own stake in private practices: 5 things to know

    Less than half of physicians (47.1 percent) hold equity in their private practices as of 2016, which is down from 57 percent who reported owning a stake in 2000, according to a Medscape report.  By Julie Spitzer -
  • North Carolina physician to run 5 marathons in 5 days to raise money for patients

    A Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare Systems physician, who usually goes the extra mile for his patients, will go a few extra miles during the next five days as he competes in five marathons, according to WCNC.com.  By Alyssa Rege -

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