• OHSU president ousts medical school dean

    The dean of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine resigned one day after the university's president called for his removal after allegations about a physician taking photos of female students in class. 
  • R1 RCM wins multiple KLAS awards for 3rd straight year

    Revenue cycle management company R1 RCM received no. 1 rankings in three Best in KLAS categories for 2024, according to a Feb. 7 company press release.
  • Groups detail new scholarship for obesity medicine studies

    Even amid the rapid rise in popularity of obesity drugs, still only 1% of physicians have formal obesity medicine training. It's a disconnect that a new scholarship established by the Obesity Medicine Association and the Obesity Action Coalition aims to shift.
  • 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.
  • Physicians rethink the annual visit

    Some physicians are reconsidering the value of the annual physical, pointing to long waits for primary care visits and studies that indicate yearly physical exams don't have a clear connection to improved health among asymptomatic patients, The Wall Street Journal reported Feb. 19. 
  • Hospitalist burnout is slightly better in 2024

    Burnout and depression among hospitalists slightly decreased year-over-year, according to Medscape's annual Burnout & Depression Report 2024.
  • Vanderbilt latest system to adopt patient code of conduct

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the latest system to adopt a patient code of conduct amid a national increase of violence against healthcare workers, the system announced Feb. 16.
  • HCA-UCF add residency, fellowship programs

    HCA Healthcare and the University of Central Florida are establishing an internal medicine residency program at HCA Florida Ft. Walton-Destin Hospital and adding a gastroenterology fellowship with Orlando VA Medical Center and HCA Florida Osceola Hospital in Kissimmee. 
  • The strategy behind Ochsner's new physician exec role

    New Orleans-based Ochsner Health hired for an inaugural role, the chief community medical officer in November, naming Yvens Laborde, MD, to the new position. Now, two-and-a-half months into the job, Dr. Laborde detailed his priorities for bettering community health across Louisiana. 
  • Trends clinical leaders, hospital execs say will shape healthcare beyond 2024

    As hospitals face new pressures and begin aligning with their 2024 strategic plans, the key focuses of many hospital leaders are the same: how AI will shape healthcare, finding workflow solutions, recruiting and retaining nurses, and combating workplace violence.
  • Physician-led group details way to reduce burnout, ease rural care burdens

    The National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, a nonprofit that provides accessible, ongoing certification in medical specialties, has released a plan aimed at reducing clinician burnout and burdens in rural care.
  • University of Georgia to start a medical school

    The University of Georgia plans to establish an independent medical school, a significant step for a state in the lower quartile for active physicians per capita. 
  • Mass General physicians return to Steward hospital

    Orthopedic and gastrointestinal physicians at Mass General Brigham have returned to their posts at two Steward hospital campuses after a two-week hiatus, a Mass General Brigham spokesperson confirmed to Becker's. 
  • What 54% of physicians want enough to take a pay cut

    Many physicians feel conflicted in their personal lives due to the demands of the job, and more than half say they would take a pay cut for a better work-life balance, according to Medscape's "2024 Physician Lifestyle & Happiness Report." 
  • Indiana State PA program submits plan to end probation

    Terre Haute-based Indiana State University's physician assistant program has submitted a plan to an accreditation commission to end its probation and resume enrolling students, NBC affiliate WAWV reported Feb. 7.
  • Supervising physician fined in case of NP using 'Dr.' title

    The supervising physician for a California nurse practitioner with a doctorate who called herself "Dr. Sarah" was fined for improper supervision.
  • American College of Emergency Physicians launches 'medical Netflix'

    The American College of Emergency Physicians has launched an artificial intelligence-powered learning platform for physicians and emergency medical professionals for continuing education and quick reference to emergency medicine best practices.
  • The board assessment most physicians are choosing

    About 80% of board-certified internal medicine physicians are choosing to take the longitudinal knowledge assessment over the traditional maintenance certification exam, according to an opinion piece published in JAMA.
  • Mass General physicians consider return to Steward

    After Mass General Brigham pulled physicians out of two Steward hospital campuses in late January, the Somerville, Mass.-based system might send them back once surgical equipment is restocked, a spokesperson confirmed with Becker's. 
  • US has named 100+ counties as physician shortage areas for 40+ years

    More than 180 areas in the United States have been federally designated as primary care shortage areas for at least 40 years, according to an analysis of federal data from KFF Health News. 
  • 'We've got a lot of good retention': Keck Medicine of USC leaders discuss leadership programs, strategies

    As many hospitals and health systems continue battling staffing shortages, high turnover rates and burnout, Los Angeles-based Keck Medicine of USC is tackling these issues head-on.

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