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Hospitalist Career Articles of Interest
Apple Technology Taking Over Healthcare in Major Hospitals
Apple is leading the way in healthcare technology, compared to its rivals Google and Samsung. Many of the nation’s top hospitals are using or will soon be using Apple’s HealthKit pilot program, which is supposed to help physicians monitor patients with chronic diseases and illnesses. This technology will help increase detection and prevention of certain conditions and can help improve quality while also reducing costs.
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Some Hospitals Refocus Marketing Strategies on Women
The U.S. Department of Labor states that women make over 80 percent of healthcare choices, so some hospital administrators are reorganizing their structure to focus on marketing to women. Some advocates think this will help attract more families and improve satisfaction ratings, yet some critics worry the shifting healthcare market will diminish the long-term success of this kind of marketing strategy. Those hospitals and facilities that do place a strong emphasis on women’s care have been receiving great feedback.
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Do you feel burned out in your specialty?
According to the 2015 Medscape Physician Lifestyle Report, 46 percent of physicians surveyed felt they were burned out, which increased since 2013. The most burned-out physicians were from Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, HIV/Infectious Diseases, Radiology, OB/GYN, Neurology and Urology.
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