Tag Archives: COVID-19

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.

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.

The Evolution of Symptom Trackers in Primary Care

Patient tracks symptoms using mobile app.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the potential for sales trackers in population health management. What advancements have we made already, and how can these help primary care physicians in the future?

Healthcare Groups Champion Law to Advance Value-Based Care

Healthcare leaders sign paperwork or letter.

Leading national healthcare organizations recently signed a joint letter to Congress in support of the Value in Health Care Act of 2021. How do the bill’s reforms aim to advance value-based care and reduce health inequities?

Study: Patient Volumes Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Provider checks patient's heartbeat using stethoscope.

New data indicates some specialties’ outpatient volumes are rebounding to prepandemic levels. However, many patients have avoided care during the pandemic. What does the data tell us about how care teams can engage patients to increase visit volume?

Data Shows Worsening Burnout Rates Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Stressed doctor takes a break.

New data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the rate at which certain medical professionals are reporting burning out. According to the study by Medscape, the burnout rate in primary care has dropped from 51 to 47 percent, but other specialties and female physicians have risen in risk.

Investing in Primary Care

Despite having influence in over 90 percent of healthcare costs, the U.S. only invests 5 percent of the total budget in primary care. How can we invest in primary care to increase access and enhance the patient experience?

2020 in Hindsight: Hard Lessons in Adaptability, Support, and Communication

The unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed many opportunities for improvement in healthcare. Privia Health CEO Shawn Morris examines how 2020 spurred the industry to rethink adaptability, support, and communication moving forward.

CMS Finalizes Policies to Expand Care Options and Settings

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced policy changes to expand at-home care, outpatient procedures, and telehealth. How might these new guidelines help hospitals facing a surge of patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic?



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