physician shortage crisis

Three Perspectives on the Physician Shortage Crisis: An HCE Original Report (Part 3 of 3)

April 29, 2016
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As we wrap up our look at the different perspectives on the physician-shortage crisis, we turn to rural healthcare. In Part 1, we learned that academic medical centers like the Cleveland Clinic are concerned with how the shortage will affect them in the long-term and are planning accordingly. In Part 2, we detailed the views […]

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Three Perspectives on the Physician Shortage Crisis: An HCE Original Report (Part 2 of 3)

April 27, 2016
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On Monday, we began a three-part series on the differing perspectives among healthcare leaders regarding the physician-shortage crisis. In Part 1, Rob Coulton, executive director of professional affairs at the Cleveland Clinic, explained how academic medical centers are confronting the shortage from a long-term perspective. Today, we continue our series with Marissa Schimmel, director of […]

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Three Perspectives on the Physician Shortage Crisis: An HCE Original Report (Part 1 of 3)

April 25, 2016
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The national physician-shortage crisis has been covered extensively by healthcare media, but this coverage is often limited to the latest projections about the severity of the crisis and speculation about how it will impact different regions of the country. Recently, HCE decided to dig a little deeper into this subject by talking with three healthcare […]

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How Technology Will Ease the Physician-Shortage Crisis

November 20, 2013
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The future of health care is here, and it is technology. As alluded to in a previous article, many experts believe technology is one of the solutions to the physician-shortage crisis, and a recently released Health Affairs study backs this up. The study found that if 30 percent of community-based physicians’ offices had a fully […]

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4 Market Solutions to the Physician Shortage Crisis

November 19, 2013
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We’ve all read stories and studies about the looming physician-shortage crisis and how it’s going to strike in full between 2020 and 2025. But it would be a mistake to assume that enterprising entrepreneurs are sitting on the sidelines alongside hospitals and health systems just waiting for this to happen, writes Andis Robeznieks at Modern […]

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Fitting Physicians into Your Organization’s Culture

October 31, 2013
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How do you prevent physician turnover at your organization, especially with our country’s raging physician-shortage crisis endangering operations? Well, there’s no simple answer, of course, but an article over at MDNews contains some insight as to why so many physicians and medical professionals are burnt out and looking to change jobs. Reporter Jennifer Webster cites […]

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Question: Are Physician Extenders Filling in the Physician Shortage Gaps?

October 18, 2013
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Many healthcare organizations are well-versed in the ongoing conflict between physician extenders and physicians over expanded authority for nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Physician extenders claim that allowing them more independence in caring for patients will help meet the challenges posed by the worsening physician-shortage crisis. According to Maggie Fox of NBC News, this is […]

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California Nurse Practitioners Experience Major Legislative Setback

September 6, 2013
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The precarious legal situation in the ongoing battle to expand the powers of nurse practitioners in California has reached a point of immovability, reports Melanie Mason in the Los Angeles Times. Democrat Sen. Ed Hernandez’s bill, which was designed to give NPs the power “to practice without the direct supervision of a physician,” didn’t make […]

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Survey: Primary-Care Physicians Now Comprise Most In-Demand Specialty

August 29, 2013
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For years, if not decades, those considering a career in the medical field were told to, “Avoid primary care.” “You’ll work long hours for shoddy pay” went the reasoning. Then came, in no particular order, the physician-shortage crisis, healthcare reform, value-based care, quality outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety, population health, etc. etc. etc. Now, the […]

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Question: Should the United States Ease Licensing Standards for Foreign-Trained Physicians?

August 28, 2013
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Is the United States purposely making it difficult for foreign-trained physicians to become eligible to practice here? And if so, is this blocking out a potential source of relief to the persistent, wrenching physician-shortage crisis? These are the questions that spring to mind upon reading Catherine Rampell’s article from the New York Times News Service. […]

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