June 2022

America’s 25 healthiest communities, per US News

By Erica Carbajal for Becker’s Hospital Review A New Mexico county for the third consecutive year took the top spot in U.S. News & World Report and CVS Health’s 2022 “Healthiest Communities Rankings.” This marks the fifth annual edition of the rankings. The rankings are based on an analysis of nearly 3,000 U.S. communities. Communities are scored…

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10 specialties with the most physicians at $5M+ net worth

By Patsy Newitt for Becker’s Hospital Review Plastic surgery is the specialty with the most physicians most likely to report net worth exceeding $5 million, according to Medscape’s “Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2021.” The report, released June 10, includes responses from 13,000 physicians in more than 29 specialties. The 10 specialties: Plastic surgery: 26 percent Orthopedics:…

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Hospitals to experience financial strain over the next decade, report says

By Susan Morse for Becker’s Hospital Review Hospitals will experience a slowing of inpatient admissions but an increase in the length of adult inpatient stays, the latter being fueled in part by long COVID-19 and a rise in chronic conditions, according to a new report from Vizient and its subsidiary Sg2. This will lead to greater financial…

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Ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations up 94%

By Naomi Diaz for Becker’s Hospital Review Ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations globally increased by 94 percent year over year, according to a 2022 report from cybersecurity firm Sophos. The report surveyed 5,600 IT professionals and included interviews with 381 healthcare IT professionals from 31 countries. Five things to know: In 2021, 66 percent of healthcare organizations…

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The history of physician burnout

By Jina Sawani for Lab Blog According to a 2022 Medscape poll, burnout rates among physicians are steadily increasing. The publication defines burnout as a “long-term, unresolvable job-related stress that leads to exhaustion, cynicism and feelings of detachment.” This mental health concern endemic to medical professionals inspired Sam Schotland, M.A., a second-year medical student at the University…

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