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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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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 ordered for the future of patient care.…

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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 years old. The provisional CPT codes are…

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