• The fastest growing physician demographics: FSMB

    The physician workforce has grown 23 percent since 2010, and women and those with DO degrees represent the fastest-growing demographics, a physician census found.
  • American Physician Partners' looming closure leaves hospitals scrambling

    American Physician Partners' planned closure on July 31 has left more than 150 hospitals and health systems with just two weeks to secure new emergency or hospital medicine services. 
  • 3 ways to advance toward The Joint Commission's new equity certification

    Not even one month since it launched a new voluntary Health Care Equity Certification Program, The Joint Commission is seeing vast interest in it and has received multiple applications since its July 1 announcement.
  • Improving hospital margins by reducing care variation

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  • San Diego hospitals form task force to address violence against staff

    Rising violence against hospital employees has led workers from multiple San Diego hospitals to create a task force to address the growing problem, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported July 23. 
  • Oregon hospital workers still feel unsafe months after OSHA stepped in

    After the Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Oregon State Hospital $54,000 in October for failing to prevent workplace injuries, attacks on the hospital's workers have not decreased, according to the Statesman Journal.
  • Why this medical school is teaching residents to use chatbots for diagnosis

    Physicians at Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are teaching students to use artificial intelligence chatbots to help diagnose cases, The New York Times reported July 22.
  • Discharge delays have a chokehold on America's hospitals

    Patients are staying longer than they need to in hospital beds, leading to adverse health issues, capacity issues and delayed access to those beds for incoming patients, and this issue is only getting worse, experts at the American Hospital Association told Becker's.
  • 1 dead, 5 injured in vehicle crash in hospital parking garage

    One person was killed and five others injured after a car crashed into pedestrians in the parking garage of Washington, D.C.-based MedStar Georgetown University Hospital July 20, The Washington Post reported.
  • The benefits, drawbacks of part-time physicians

    While some leaders credit part-time work with keeping physicians in the fields, they grapple with how best to keep morale up while still providing patient care.
  • Physician turnover jumped 43 percent in 8 years: 4 notes

    New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine researchers found that the annual rate for physician turnover increased by 43 percent between 2010 and 2018, though it decreased slightly in 2020.
  • Physician-owned private practices are drying up: AMA

    Between 2012 and 2022, physicians working in private practices decreased by 13 percent, an American Medical Association report found.
  • Connecticut to require hospital nurse staffing committees

    Beginning Oct. 1, Connecticut hospitals will be required to implement several nurse staffing measures including having organized plans on file, establishing a staffing committee and must meet certain reporting requirements or face civil penalties, according to Littler law firm's analysis of a new state law.
  • 'There's a bunch of sludge': How efficiency can keep physicians happy

    Technology is meant to make things easier, but "it's a great irony that when we were on paper charts, things were more efficient," Doug Bruce, MD, chief clinical integration officer at Cleveland-based MetroHealth, recently told Becker's.
  • An absurd data gap in healthcare

    There are no national estimates of physician turnover, which makes one new assessment of the rate at which physicians left their practices over a decade noteworthy. 
  • Nurse practitioners sue California over restricted use of 'doctor'

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  • American Physician Partners to close

    American Physician Partners, a medical staffing company based in Brentwood, Tenn., is closing and planning to transition its hospital contracts, according to Bloomberg. 
  • 'Physician leader': An often poorly defined term

    The number of physician leaders within an organization has expanded alongside healthcare's growing footprint and rising complexity, resulting in a vast patchwork of leaders with different job descriptions, expectations and standards. In the face of all this complexity emerges a simple question with no single, clear answer: What is a "physician leader"?
  • Cedars-Sinai performed more than 600 organ transplants in last year

    Cedars-Sinai's organ transplant program had its busiest year on record with 616 successful transplants for better patient outcomes, according to a July 17 news release shared with Becker's.
  • Patient outcomes are path to reducing physician burnout, 1 CMO says

    Physician burnout will continue to be "a serious threat to patient care" until the nation moves from a volume-based system to a value-based system, Ben Kornitzer, MD, chief medical officer at Austin, Texas-based Agilon Health, wrote in an opinion piece posted July 15 on kevinmd.com.
  • Physicians and taxes: 6 notes

    The top tax breaks physicians use are charity contributions (70 percent), contributing to pre-paid 401(k) plans (60 percent) and interest on mortgage loans (52 percent), according to a recent Medscape survey.

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