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In the news: 3 recent articles about physician burnout

Posted by Stephanie Tyburski on October 17, 2019

"In the news" posts include a collection of news clippings about a specific topic. This weeks "In the news" topic is physician burnout.  

Physician burnout is a public health crisis according to a 2018 paper published through a collaboration between The Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Harvard Global Health Institute. 

Read on to see the latest news about physician burnout. 

 

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2019 Nobel Prizes announced this week, including award for medicine

Posted by Stephanie Tyburski on October 08, 2019

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on Monday, October 7. 

The award went to William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, and Gregg L. Semenza for their pioneering research into how cells adapt to changing oxygen levels in our environment and bodies. According to the Nobel committee, "The seminal discoveries by this year’s Nobel Laureates revealed the mechanism for one of life’s most essential adaptive processes. They established the basis for our understanding of how oxygen levels affect cellular metabolism and physiological function."
 

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The doctor is in (my news feed): Patients are using social media to find a doctor

Posted by Stephanie Tyburski on October 03, 2019

If you're trying to attract new patients to your growing practice, you may have wondered how people find and evaluate new providers these days. According to the Healthcare Consumer Insight & Digital Engagement survey from Binary Fountain, 51% of consumers use social media to search for providers — a staggering 621% increase from 2017.

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Commitment to accessible care: Opposing changes to public charge laws

Posted by Christine Murphy on August 27, 2019

Recently, the Trump administration finalized its changes to the federal immigration policy known as the "public charge rule" for legal immigrants in need of public assistance. According to the National Immigration Law Center, The term “public charge” is used in immigration law to describe someone who is dependent on the government support. Though the term is currently in use, the proposed new rule would broaden the definition. These changes would mean that enrollment in public benefits, such as Medicaid, and food and housing assistance, would be a reason to deny permanent citizenship to the United States. 

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Don't fear failure: Amazon's philosophy of innovation & health care

Posted by Christine Murphy on August 01, 2019

Last July, I wrote about my experiences working in Silicon Valley during the dot-com boom and what Amazon has to teach us about innovation

It's a year later, and Amazon is still on everybody's mind. Recently, CNBC published an article about what Peter Neupert, former CEO of Drugstore.com, learned from Amazon's business practices when he shadowed Jeff Bezos. 

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