Tag: doctors


How can hospitals improve staff retention? Tech and training, experts say

March 17, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

Worries over the state of the American medical workforce has been a dominant theme at the HIMSS annual healthcare conference, overshadowing the typical futuristic discussions about the potential of technology in the industry. Attendees in Orlando this year instead returned […]

Innovation, Research

Doctors and nurses with addictions often denied a crucial recovery option

September 19, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Dr. Wesley Boyd, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard, has spent years working with state programs that help doctors, nurses and other health care workers who have become addicted to opioids get back on their feet professionally. He supports […]


America’s aging population is leading to a doctor shortage crisis

September 6, 2019


MESA, Ariz. — As America’s population ages and demand outpaces supply, a physician shortage is intensifying. Projections from the Association of American Medical Colleges say the U.S. will see a shortage of 46,900 to 121,900 physicians by 2032 in primary […]


The Unspoken Causes Of Physician Burnout

July 8, 2019

Via: Forbes

According to a recent Harvard report, physician burnout is “a public health crisis that urgently demands action.” Half of all doctors report troubling symptoms: depression, exhaustion, dissatisfaction and a sense of failure. These physicians are twice as likely to commit […]


Nearly 90% Of Doctors Say Social Determinants Impede Care Of Patients

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Nearly 90% of U.S. physicians say at least some of their patients have a social condition that poses a serious impediment to their health whether it be unemployment, lack of education or drug addiction, a new nationwide survey of doctors […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Consumers hungry for more digital healthcare interaction

March 6, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Rising demand for digital interaction between consumers and doctors is paving the way for nontraditional players to upend the healthcare industry, according to a new survey. More than half of the nearly 2,500 consumers surveyed are comfortable contacting their physician […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Doctors Are Using Diseased Organs To Save Lives. Here’s How

October 26, 2017

Via: Time Health

For two long years, Tom Giangiulio jr., 58, was on the national waiting list for a heart transplant. He had cardiomyopathy, a condition that can weaken the heart muscle, and although he’d taken medication and had surgery to fix the […]


AMA demands EHR overhaul, calls them ‘poorly designed and implemented’

September 12, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Primary care physicians spend more than half of their workday typing data on a computer screen and completing other EHR tasks, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin and the American Medical Association. Researchers gleaned their findings from […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

3 ways to improve patients’ medication adherence

August 28, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

Getting patients with chronic illnesses to take their prescribed medications so they stay well can be a big challenge for doctors. There are many reasons why an estimated 80% of patients with chronic conditions don’t stick to their care management […]


Personal branding for doctors: Being yourself can enhance your practice

June 23, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

People draw conclusions from every instance of your name being mentioned. Your brand is the way you are currently perceived as a doctor, but branding is not marketing. Put simply, personal branding is about being authentic and delivering value. Branding […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

The Future of Patient Engagement

May 2, 2017

Via: Patient Experience

Young adults are the patients and caregivers of tomorrow. And, collectively, they represent the future of patient engagement. They are researching, networking, and socializing every day through their mobile devices. Does your practice have a responsive or mobile-friendly website ready […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Could smartglass rehumanize the physician patient relationship?

March 7, 2017

Via: The Medical News

How does the smartglass-based physician productivity platform Augmedix work? Augmedix is a Google Glass-powered remote scribe service that frees doctors from 3 hours of mandated charting and documentation each day. Before entering the exam room, a physician dons a pair […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

A Good Thing Happens When Doctors Start Talking To Their Patients

March 2, 2017

Via: Forbes

Visiting the doctor can sometimes feel like being slammed down on an assembly line: Make co-pay. Check vitals. Diagnose the problem. Get a prescription. Next! The fee-for-service model of American medicine doesn’t put much value on long doctor’s visits, which […]


Physician burnout: Latest impact on hospitals

January 19, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Physician burnout is still a significant problem for hospitals, and it’s not getting much better. In fact, it may be getting worse. A new Medscape survey shows exactly which physicians in your facility are feeling the effects of burnout the […]


U.S. Doctors Still Over-Prescribing Drugs

December 7, 2016

Via: MedlinePlus Health News

Despite evidence that certain drugs aren’t always necessary, doctors are still prescribing these treatments, a new survey of doctors reveals. Antibiotics are by far the drugs most frequently used in situations where they’ll provide no value for patients. The survey […]


Doctors Swamped by ‘E-Medicine’ Demands

June 30, 2016

Via: MedlinePlus Health News

Doctors say they’re drowning in electronic paperwork, feeling burned out and dissatisfied with their jobs thanks to countless hours spent filling out computerized medical forms, researchers report. Electronic health records are a cornerstone in the effort to modernize medicine. But, […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient Experience Perfection in 16 Minutes or Less

June 29, 2016

Via: Patient Experience

The secret to improving “the patient experience” is delivering what the patient wants most in every physician encounter. Clinical excellence? Yes, certainly. (That’s sort of a given.) A friendly smile? Sure. Empathy? Naturally. Authoritative confidence? Yep. Eye contact. Connectivity booster. […]


Why Doctors and Drug Companies Shouldn’t Be Friends

June 21, 2016

Via: Time

A new study reveals that doctors who got a free meal from a pharmaceutical company were more likely to prescribe amedication that the drug company was promoting. The pricier the meals, the more prescribing rates for the drugs went up. […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Report: Patient Satisfaction Tanks After 20-Minute Doctor Wait Time

March 25, 2016

Via: HitConsultant

When it comes to waiting for a doctor’s appointment, most patients are waiting 19 minutes, 19 seconds – which is just good enough to keep patients happy with their service, according to Vitals 7th annual wait time report. The report […]

Patient Experience

Patients Are Increasingly Using Digital Health to Supplement Doctor Visits

March 14, 2016

Via: HitConsultant

Consumers are increasingly leveraging online resources to both prepare for appointments and validate physician recommendations – moving beyond diagnosis to become more active in the treatment decision, according to new findings released from the Sixth Annual Makovsky/Kelton “Pulse of Online […]