Earlier research has shown a pervasive gender pay gap in U.S. physician compensation. A study published in December showed that through a simulated 40-year career, male physicians earn an average adjusted gross income that is about $2 million higher than female physicians.
Finding the right business model to support the clinical mission among these challenges is critical but highly challenging. Enhanced use of data and data analytics, however, can help address these challenges both short and long term. Here are the three things healthcare executives should prioritize in 2022.
For the past several months, the federal government has tried a variety of measures aimed at helping workers and families cope during the pandemic. But government measures apparently aren’t going far enough in the healthcare sector, where thousands of nurses have reportedly left the profession due to fears and concerns around the pandemic.
Jeff Ciaramita, MD, was promoted to senior vice president and chief physician executive of Mercy Clinic in October. Mercy Clinic is a large medical group with more than 4,000 providers. The Mercy health system is based in Chesterfield, Missouri, and operates more than 40 hospitals in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
HealthLeaders recently spoke with Scott Allen, MD, the new CMO of UConn Health about a range of issues, including clinical quality, aligning physicians with population health initiatives, and the primary factors for CMO success.
In the newest Women in Healthcare Leadership podcast episode, Amy Compton-Phillips shares Seattle-based health system Providence’s COVID-19 learnings, how to improve patient safety and quality, and offers leadership advice.
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted workforce shortages at health systems and hospitals across the country. On Sept. 1, the American Nurses Association urged the federal Department of Health & Human Services to declare a nurse staffing crisis and to take immediate steps to implement solutions. Last week, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health announced that the Lebanon, New Hampshire-based health system had raised its minimum rate of pay for all positions from $14 per hour to $17 per hour to address workforce shortages.
The past year has disrupted the normal cycle of planning and execution. Checkups and elective procedures were down during COVID-19, and now that case numbers are returning to pre-pandemic levels, there is the potential for a surge in volumes. The low volumes during COVID-19 will average together with the higher volumes as people emerge from the pandemic. From a planning perspective, things will likely return to the trajectory they were on a year ago.
The Family Presence Policy Decision-Making Toolkit for Nurse Leaders, a free resource, was developed by a stakeholder group consisting of nurses, healthcare executives, quality and safety experts, and patients and family caregivers convened by Planetree International, a not-for-profit organization that partners with healthcare organizations to create cultures of person-centered care.
The study originated before the pandemic began, and was focused on responding better to disasters and catastrophes in general. Once the pandemic struck, “we realized that we needed to expand the scope of what we were doing, and to bring in even more expert voices,” said Mary R. Grealey, president of the HLC.