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    No. 1 challenge for CIOs: Tight tech labor market forces ‘a salary reckoning’

    By Giles Bruce for Becker’s Hospital Review IT staffing remains a major challenge for hospital systems, as they compete with tech companies for skilled employees in the midst of a tight labor market, several CIOs told Becker’s. Workforce was identified as the No. 1 health IT issue, according to a recent…

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    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…

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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…

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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…

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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:…

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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.,…

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    Is telemedicine an answer to physician burnout and staffing shortages?

    By Bill Siwicki for Healthcare IT News With the huge initial swell in the use of virtual care in the rearview mirror, many industry experts – from health plans to big tech and practicing clinicians – are considering whether a doubling down on telehealth is just what the doctor…

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    AMA Announces CPT Update for Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

    From For the Record The American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced an editorial update to CPT, the nation’s leading medical terminology code set for describing health care procedures and services, that includes new product and administration codes assigned to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months through 5…

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