More: The Rundown by inforMD

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month celebrates the achievements and contributions of women across cultures. Studies show the pivotal role that female physicians and providers play in their patients’ care. We’re grateful for the opportunity to support female physicians and the excellent care they provide!

Volume — Not Value — Still Drives Physician Compensation

Despite value-based care’s ongoing evolution and progress, data shows that the bulk of physician compensation still comes from fee-for-service arrangements. However, mutually beneficial, capital-efficient partnerships may help counter this trend and advance the “volume-to-value” transition.

Study: Suicide Rate Decreased in 2020

Despite the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the overall suicide rate in the U.S. decreased in 2020 compared to 2019. While these results are optimistic, physicians should continue to screen patients for depression and suicidal ideation.

Study: Evidence of Racial Bias Found in EHR Notes

A new study published in Health Affairs found evidence of racial bias in electronic health record (EHR) notes at an urban academic medical center. Researchers believe clinician training and changes to the care delivery model can help address the problem.

Study: Physician Earnings Increased in 2021

Doximity’s annual report on physician compensation concluded that, on average, physician compensation increased in 2021. However, the growth was not even between genders or care settings. Learn how the pandemic has affected career plans and the potential impact on the physician shortage.

Healthcare Leaders Report Growing Interest in Remote Patient Monitoring

Woman checking smartwatch for remote patient monitoring (RPM) purposes.

Recent research shows that the majority of healthcare leaders believe remote patient monitoring (RPM) will create a “new standard of care” over the next two years. However, less than half of surveyed physicians currently use the technology. What strategies can help spur the adoption and utilization of this promising technology?

Study: Physician Turnover Linked to Higher EHR Proficiency

Several studies have linked physician burnout with excessive electronic health record (EHR) use. A new study shows that, counterintuitively, a physician’s EHR proficiency may also lead to turnover. Why is this, and what can office managers do to help prevent it?

Unvaccinated COVID-19 Hospital Admissions Cost Taxpayers Billions

Studies show that between June and August 2021, unvaccinated COVID-19 hospitalizations cost taxpayers nearly $5.7 billion. However, the vaccine hesitancy rate is decreasing in the U.S.

Study: Opioid Overdoses Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Studies predict that the rate of opioid overdoses will increase as COVID-19 cases recede. New studies show that telehealth and proactive care management can help physicians mitigate the risk for patients with opioid use disorder.



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