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Surgeon General’s Burnout Advisory Brings Overdue Attention to Longstanding Issue

It’s an age-old adage that’s been exacerbated over the last few years: How can you be expected to take care of others when you don’t have time to take care of yourself? Yet, regardless of their exhaustion and burnout, healthcare workers must show up every day prepared to provide care for others. Most providers feel that the relentless demand leaves them with little choice.

For Patients and Providers, Divide on Telehealth Continues to Deepen

In today’s busy world, the convenience of telehealth holds great promise. With just a couple clicks and a brief chat, we’re able to check off our check-ups easier than ever and get on with our day. But as telehealth continues to become more acceptable to patients, there’s a group of people who aren’t quite as eager to move healthcare in a more digital direction, and their title may surprise you: Doctors.

Cut Yourself Some Slack: Why Physicians Should Rethink the Idea of Efficiency

As documentation demands reach an all-time high and burnout continues to tighten its grip on the healthcare industry, momentum is building for the notion that doctors need time to “slack” to be effective.

stressed doctor with mask

How has the Pandemic Changed Our Views on Work-Life Balance?

With all the monumental changes to peoples’ lives brought about by the pandemic, several ripple effects took hold.  Without long commutes, people were home in time for dinner with their families, for their kids’ bedtimes, and for walks and bike rides and conversations. People had more time to take a breath and be together. Although it took a global health crisis, an obvious realization occurred: A healthy work-life balance is no longer just a nice perk. It’s now a mandatory requirement for all workers.

Women Wanted: What are Hospitals Doing to Attract Female Physicians?

When it comes to seeking out high-quality employees, many businesses will spare no expense to ensure they find the best. As the saying goes, “Your human talent is your most important talent.” This is never more relevant than in the hospital setting.

A Premium Price to Pay: The Rising Costs of Burnout Among Clinicians

“We keep focusing on resilience training and wellness when we should be focusing on plans to increase support within the health care workforce.” These are the thoughts of a physician struggling with burnout—a worsening concern among clinicians today as the world continues to navigate its way out of a global pandemic.

Every Minute Matters: How to Get the Most out of Your Virtual Scribe Relationship

So, you’ve decided to make the leap toward more time and hire the services of a Virtual Scribe. Smart move, but to make sure you get all that you can out of your new professional relationship, there are a few steps to consider before officially getting things underway.

A Turn Toward Virtual: How Has Medical Documentation Changed with Telemedicine?

While telemedicine was around long before March 2020, it has never been more prominent than it is right now. As the world continues to find its way through the global pandemic, social distancing and virtual connections have become our new way of life.

An Efficient Endeavor: How to Increase Your Practice’s Productivity in 2022

If greater efficiency is something you’re striving for in 2022, you’re not alone. A large majority of New Year’s resolutions revolve around making better use of one’s time—whether at home or in the office. According to data from YouGovAmerica quoted in an article by Forbes, about a quarter of Americans will make resolutions, with 20% realistically believing they will actually accomplish them.

Women in White Coats: What Trends Are We Seeing with Female Physicians?

Times, they are a-changin’. And within a large majority of today’s operating rooms and medical offices, so is the gender of many practicing physicians. The increasing number of women donning the white coat has seen a gradual, yet steady, shift over time—and it’s a shift that is only ramping up with each passing year.