• 4 in 5 clinicians want hospitals to address climate change

    Around 80% of clinicians care about the actions their hospitals and health systems are taking to address climate change, and 60% feel strongly enough to consider it a factor that affects whether they would take a job, according to a Jan. 24 report from The Commonwealth Fund.
  • The workplace initiatives that reduced burnout, per physicians

    Physicians said increasing compensation and adding support staff were the two workplace initiatives that would most effectively reduce burnout, according to a Jan. 24 Medscape report.
  • 25 physician specialties with the most burnout

    Burnout and depression have fallen 4 percentage points and 3 percentage points, respectively, in the last year, according to a Jan. 24 Medscape report.
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  • Physicians aren't 'off' on PTO: Study

    The majority of physicians struggle to unplug from work even when taking paid time off, contributing to higher burnout rates, according to a new study published by JAMA Network Open.
  • Massachusetts hospital implements code of conduct policy

    Milford (Mass.) Regional Medical Center has adopted a new code of conduct policy that targets disrespectful behavior from patients and visitors. 
  • 4 tips for physicians going to the business side of healthcare

    Whether physicians sink or swim in healthcare's business side boils down to four differences between clinical and nonclinical operations, according to a Jan. 22 Harvard Business Review article by Sachin H. Jain, MD.
  • CDC urges more blood testing for PFAS chemicals

    The CDC on Jan. 18 issued updated guidance for clinicians regarding exposure to per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, urging them to consider a patient's individual history and possible exposure to the chemicals and to order blood tests as needed to detect both recent and past exposures.
  • Make technology like banking to tackle physician frustrations, Northwell leader says

    As physician burnout and shortage rates continue, health leaders are looking toward improved development of technologies like virtual care to help reduce physician feelings of frustration. 
  • Jeep Wrangler owners coordinate rides to get physicians to work amid snow

    A Facebook group of Jeep Wrangler owners in Alabama have organized themselves to coordinate rides for physicians and nurses amid snowfall, ice and inclement weather across the Tennessee Valley, WAFF 48 News reported Jan. 17.
  • Duquesne opens medical school

    Pittsburgh-based Duquesne University opened its College of Medicine on Jan. 17.
  • Nevada university plans $500M expansion to offer medical degree program

    Roseman University of Health Sciences is exploring a $550 million campus expansion plan that would include the addition of a medical degree program, according to a Jan. 16 report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. 
  • How this chief nursing officer plans to strengthen workplace culture

    For Cherie Smith, PhD, RN, fostering enthusiasm in the workplace is the top priority for 2024.
  • 70% of physicians work during vacations: 6 notes

    About 20% of physicians took less than one week of vacation in the previous year and 70% reported working on their days off, a study found.
  • Pennsylvania hospital gets surgical residency program extension

    The accreditation for Upland, Pa.-based Crozer-Chester Medical Center's surgical residency program has been extended after the ACGME previously announced it had been removed and that the program needed to close by Jan. 12. 
  • Man stabbed in New York hospital emergency department

    One man was stabbed by another individual while in the waiting room at Syracuse, N.Y.-based Upstate University Hospital on Jan. 9, a hospital spokesperson told Becker's.
  • Jefferson hospital to close residency program

    Jefferson Einstein Hospital in Philadelphia is implementing a two-year phased closure of its pediatric residency program, according to a Jan. 11 statement provided to Becker's.
  • Where physicians want AI most

    Nearly two-thirds of physicians said they see the advantages of using artificial intelligence, but only 38% said they were using it, according to an American Medical Association survey.
  • Pennsylvania hospital loses accreditation for general surgery residency

    Upland, Pa.-based Crozer-Chester Medical Center's surgical residency program's accreditation has been removed by the ACGME, with the program needing to close by Jan. 12. 
  • Viewpoint: How hospitals may be violating inmate care rights

    Many hospitals have a culture that too often neglects incarcerated patients' rights and leads to worse outcomes, Dan Resnick, MD, an internal medicine resident at Atlanta-based Emory University School of Medicine, and Mark Spencer, MD, an internal medicine physician at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, wrote in an opinion piece published on Medpage Today on Jan. 6.
  • Experts advocate for a digital shift in medical education

    Continuing COVID-19 research, other emerging disease threats, and questions about just when the next pandemic may strike as well as concern over the nation's preparedness for it are still top of mind for many healthcare professionals. But in a field where emergencies happen daily, and drastic changes can occur overnight, will these unceasing aspects translate into medical education curriculums fast enough? 

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