• The health crisis hospitals can't afford to ignore, per AMA's president

    A burnout crisis has emerged among physicians that has widespread implications for clinicians and patients alike, Jack Resneck Jr., MD, American Medical Association president, wrote in an article March 9 on the organization's website. He added that changes must begin at the health system level.
  • Viewpoint: Why physicians are turning to side hustles

    The world of medicine is changing, and more physicians are turning to side hustles as an outlet and safety net, Peter Kim, MD, an anesthesiologist who started a blog to help other physicians start side businesses, wrote March 9.
  • Kaiser exec: 3 ways to ease healthcare workforce shortage

    As the nation's hospitals and health systems continue to seek solutions to an ongoing shortage of healthcare workers, Anthony Barrueta, the senior vice president of government relations for Kaiser, says simply focusing on hiring is not enough.
  • Improving hospital margins by reducing care variation

    Reducing care variation is key to better outcomes & margins. Build a strategy that helps physicians do it here.
  • 8 states considering scope of practice changes

    Eight states are considering changes to advanced practitioners' scope of practice and practice requirements to address the ongoing staffing crisis.
  • Viewpoint: Improve physician resiliency with a 'badness' plan

    "Badness" events build the invisible graveyard of every physician's career, but with a plan, physicians can be prepared to manage emotional distress, Maryna Mammoliti, MD, wrote in a March 5 post on Medpage Today's kevinmd.com.
  • Access to healthcare in New Mexico is 'drying up'

    New data reveals that New Mexico is in need of nearly 10,000 healthcare workers — ranging from physicians to nurses — in order to "bring the state up to national standards," Searchlight New Mexico found.
  • 23% of physicians are depressed, survey finds

    Nearly a quarter of U.S. physicians have symptoms of depression, yet many are hesitant to seek professional help, according to Medscape's ''Physician Burnout Report'' published March 3.
  • Tampa General Hospital receives international recognition for safety

    Tampa General Hospital in Florida announced March 2 that it has received international qualifications in two key areas from the DNV, a global certification, assurance and risk management provider.
  • 27% of physicians in Massachusetts to leave medicine in 2 years

    The Massachusetts Medical Society surveyed 500 physicians, finding some "not wholly surprising but distressing" news, WBUR reported March 2.
  • States slow to adopt 'physician associate' term

    The American Academy of Physician Associates adopted the title "physician associate" for the PA profession in May 2021. At the time, it acknowledged there would be a significant number of regulatory requirements that needed to be put in place before the new title would be broadly adopted.
  • How physicians can partner with 'Dr. Google'

    The use of the internet for medical information was only accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to more conflicting and erroneous advice for patients to be confused by in some cases, according to a March 2 article by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  • A rising tide to change credentialing questions on physician mental health

    Credentialing applications for physicians have long included a question about whether or not they had ever received mental healthcare. Now some are advocating for that question's removal.
  • Expanding medical residency programs may help curb physician shortage

    Arkansas is in dire need of physicians and nurses, but the shortage is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, maybe not even by 2035, the state's hospital association reports.
  • Why physicians may hide mental illness

    Nearly half of physicians reported feeling they met the criteria for a psychiatric disorder during medical school but did not seek treatment, possibly due to mental health stigma, Medscape reported.
  • Physician rejects board settlement over COVID-19 misinformation claims

    A Texas physician accused of spreading COVID-19 misinformation has rejected a disciplinary settlement with the state medical board, The Texan reported March 1. 
  • Viewpoint: Hold medical conferences in states where abortion is legal

    After Roe v. Wade was overturned in June, patients seeking abortion care traveled to states where the practice was still legal. Some physicians say medical groups should do the same when planning conferences.
  • Viewpoint: Physicians should shift the way they talk about diabetes

    Nearly 38 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes. It is a chronic health condition physicians receive copious training around, yet treating patients without stigma-centric language is not part of it, according to Mihail Zilbermint, MD, a physician at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
  • 33 states where physicians can earn multistate licenses

    Thirty-three states have joined the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which provides physicians a voluntary, expedited pathway to practice in multiple states.
  • Alabama hospital's medical group to employ 44% more physicians this year

    Cullman (Ala.) Regional Medical Center's 35-physician medical group plans to employ 20 more physicians this year, according to The Cullman Times.
  • 29 physician specialties ranked by happiness

    Physicians' happiness varies greatly by specialty, with plastic surgeons reporting the most contentment outside of work, a Feb. 24 Medscape report found.