Tag Archives: Doctors

Anne Arundel Health System’s acquisition of Doctors Community Health System finalized

Maryland-based Anne Arundel Health System has signed a definitive agreement, along with Doctors Community Health System, to merge and form a new entity, with the new health system as yet unnamed. While full integration is expected to take a couple of years, a name for the new health system will be unveiled this summer. WHAT’S… Read More »

Uptake remains low, but doctors of all ages interested in telemedicine

Dive Brief: Adoption of telehealth may be ticking up, with the number of physicians reporting telemedicine as a skill rising 20% per year over the past three years, according to a new study from professional medical network Doximity. Age had no correlation with physician use of telehealth. The San Francisco-based network, which counts 70% of U.S.… Read More »

Doctors significantly over-allocated times to perform joint replacements, study shows

Dive Brief: The physician-led Relative Value Scale Update Committee over-allocated the time required to perform knee replacement surgeries by 23% and hip replacement surgeries by 18%, according to a new Health Affairs study. Time over-allocations were even greater when previously implanted joints were being repaired or replaced. More than 80% of original replacements and more than… Read More »

Doctors need nutrition education, says commentary – Medical Xpress

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Nutrition knowledge is essential for today’s physicians, according to a JAMA Internal Medicine commentary published July 1. The commentary—authored by Neal Barnard, MD, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine—points out that overweight, diabetes, heart disease, and many forms of cancer are driven by unhealthful diets, and that most doctors… Read More »