January 2024

Hybrid telehealth and rural care

Physcians Practice – January 24, 2024 Kara Hartl, MD This hybrid model successfully addresses the primary obstacles to high-quality care that rural patients and their doctors face. Rural American communities have always faced unique health care challenges. Rural patients tend to be older, have fewer resources, and have more health problems than their urban counterparts. […]

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12% of nurse leaders plan to leave in next 6 months

Mariah Taylor (Email) Becker’s Clinical Leadership Twelve percent of nurse leaders plan to leave their position in the next six months, according to an American Organization for Nursing Leadership Foundation study. The 2024 Longitudinal Nursing Leadership Insight Study has surveyed leaders since July 2020. The latest report, based on a survey conducted in November 2023,

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Healthcare in 2024 is ‘just kind of nutty,’ Amazon’s CEO says

Giles Bruce – Becker’s Payer Issues Amazon CEO Andy Jassy said modern healthcare is “just kind of nutty” and future generations will look back on this time wondering what we were thinking, Fortune reported. He described the 2024 experience of making an appointment sometimes far in advance, driving to the physician’s office, sitting in a

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Senators file bill to ban federally funded health coverage for undocumented individuals

Jakob Emerson – Thursday, January 18th, 2024 Becker’s Payer Issues A group of Republican senators have introduced legislation that would ban the use of federal funding to expand state Medicaid benefits to undocumented residents. Federal law already prohibits noncitizens from receiving Medicaid, but states can use their own funds to extend benefits. “If a state

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“Dying is not a failure.” Why—and how—to prepare for death.

Story by Jessica Hall – MarketWatch After several decades of working in the healthcare industry, Michael Doring Connelly saw how the insurance industry and the medical industry are often at odds with the realities of life and death. Connelly served as chief executive of Mercy Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems, from 1994

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13 major health systems partner with high schools in $250M Bloomberg initiative

Molly Gamble (Twitter) Becker’s Hospital Review Health systems and public schools are partnering in 10 urban and rural communities for a first-of-its-kind initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies that will graduate students directly into high-demand healthcare jobs. The partnerships, announced Jan. 17, mark a $250 million initiative from the philanthropic organization and a new type of

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Popular workplace wellness offerings have little effect, Oxford study finds

Erica Carbajal Becker’s Hospital Review Mindfulness apps, resilience training and other offerings that have become popular among employers over the past few years may not be the right approach to improving employee well-being, according to findings from a new survey led by a researcher at Oxford University. The findings were published Jan. 10 in Industrial

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Increasing BMI in Kids Tied to 100% Fruit Juice Consumption

— Findings support guidance limiting such beverages in young children, researcher says by Jennifer Henderson, Enterprise & Investigative Writer, MedPage Today Daily consumption of 100% fruit juice was associated with a small increase in body mass index (BMI) in children, while an association between consumption and weight gain among adults appeared mixed, a systematic review

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SMM HEALTH NURSING STRIKE LINKED TO OUTSOURCING CONCERNS

ANALYSIS  |  BY G HATFIELD  |   DECEMBER 27, 2023 G Hatfield is the nursing editor for HealthLeaders    Nurses want to work with in-house teams that they can rely on, but it’s complicated. Key takeaways from a leadership perspective, outsourcing is a tool that is used to fill gaps among nursing ranks in order to continue

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