March 28th 2023
The top news stories in primary care today.
March 27th 2023
Some sectors fare better than others, but health care employment is most recovered from the big drops that occurred during COVID.
March 24th 2023
Hospitals know they need digital solutions, but don’t know the best way forward
Addressing barriers for women doctors could reduce pay gap while expanding the workforce, researchers say.
Exclusive report on how much physicians earn
Long COVID: Government funding is a start
Congressional action could help.
Five trends for health systems in 2023
Adaptability and flexibility will be needed to deal with for challenges next year.
Long COVID: A physician becomes the patient
Long COVID effects are ‘eye-opening and shocking’.
Physician leadership is needed now more than ever
Today’s health care environment presents outstanding opportunities for physicians to develop lasting improvements in care delivery by demonstrating and providing leadership.
Are physicians drinking to cope with stress and burnout?
A meta-analysis looks at alcohol use among physicians
Effective writing tips for physicians
Written communication skills are important for interacting with both patients and colleagues.
How inflation affects patient health: 7 consequences
Physicians report how patients cope when prices go up around the world.
Physician payment in 2023: Alternative payment models
The 5% alternative payment models need extension.
Physician payment in 2023: Understanding statutory PAYGO
And another 4% pay cut on the horizon?
How to select a practice location
When it comes to picking a practice space and location, it is not as simple as geography; experts suggest that physicians need to consider demographics, income flow and even their future goals to be competitive.
Who will provide primary care?
In a world where NPs and PAs are taking on more responsibilities, will the primary care physician fit in — or be left out?
Burnout as a global problem for primary care physicians
Commonwealth Fund posts results of international survey of 10 developed countries.
Will health care worker shortages get worse?
Could a better economy lead to more retirements?
Who’s competing with physicians for nurses?
Hospitals need to fill their nursing ranks.
Who’s competing with physicians for office workers?
When office or medical staff leave for better pay.
7 Ways to find more work-life balance as a physician
In this day and age, overworking has become the norm, but that doesn’t mean it should be.
It’s a challenge to recruit and retain support staff
Market forces are affecting how physicians can find and keep staff.
Tired of being a physician? Run for congress
Survey shows that 64% of Americans would vote for their physicians if they were on the ballot
Bootcamp Fall 2022: Debunking the myths of membership medicine
A misconception physicians have is that their patients are not looking for a different type of care. However, research shows this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Is primary care in critical condition?
Primary care physicians are overworked, and patients are going elsewhere for care. Experts say help is on its way for primary care in the United States — but so is an onslaught of new demands.
Why improving communication can reduce physician burnout
Secure communications platforms can help reduce the hassle of trying to communicate with physicians, other care providers, staff, and patients.
What do younger doctors want from their careers?
Because practicing medicine in 2022 looks very different than practicing medicine 40 or even 20 years ago, younger doctors are setting different priorities for their careers than their older peers.
National plan aims to boost health care worker wellbeing
Seven priority areas established to strengthen the health care workforce
Three ways to better negotiate your physician employment contract
Know the market and be reasonable when requesting changes.
Report: Burnout driving physicians from their jobs
Demand for docs is higher than ever, but physicians are fleeing burnout
Preparing financially for retirement, part 2
Part two of our occasional series on physician retirement planning.
Logistics and marketing your direct care practice
Focusing on details like hiring, supplying and marketing for your practice are key.
15 metropolitan areas with the most primary care physicians per 100,000 people
Local level data needed to understand gaps in services, analyst says.
MGMA 2022: Burnout among doctors continuing to rise, survey finds
Despite prevalence, few institutions have formal programs for addressing burnout.
Opening your business as a direct care practice
Opening a new medical practice can be intimidating. Opening as direct care does remove some of the hassle.
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