At Physician Factor, we're passionate about supporting the knowledge transfer and shared expertise among physicians to drive improvements across healthcare, as well as career development. Here we spotlight news and trends of interest to physicians in our network.

What is Physician Factor? This knowledge exchange network is a dedicated portal for physicians seeking opportunities to contribute their expertise and input in exchange for compensation and supplemental income.

16May 2022

How Digital Health is Reshaping Patient Care in 2022

It pays to take a cleareyed look at the powerful potential that existing and emerging digital technologies offer for improving the quality of patient care in 2022 and beyond. Here are five ways that digital health is reshaping the health care environment.

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09May 2022

How Physicians Can Gain Their Patients’ Trust

Physicians are charged with the tremendous responsibility of caring for patients. Within this dynamic, patients believe that physicians will act within the best interest of their health and will uphold patient privacy. The nature of this physician-patient relationship places patients in a vulnerable position, requiring them to place a great deal of trust in their doctors. According to a literature review published in the Journal of Healthcare Communications, patients expect their physicians to be compassionate, honest, empathetic, and dependable. These expectations require patient confidence and reliance.

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03May 2022

How to Increase Clinical Efficiency with Smaller Staff

Physicians are adjusting operations and learning ways to increase efficiency. Born out of necessity, these strategies are helping offices to streamline to meet a new challenge – returning to pre-pandemic patient numbers with a smaller staff.

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25Apr 2022

How to Successfully Navigate Remote Patient Monitoring

U.S. healthcare providers are increasingly turning to wearable devices and remote patient monitoring (RPM) technology to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. This is spurring healthcare industry newcomers and legacy players alike to rush to develop new wearables and functionality. Early indications show that RPM holds promise in advancing value-based care. But healthcare providers and practice managers need to consider several factors before they begin to integrate RPM and wearables into their practices and decision-making processes.

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18Apr 2022

How Group Practices Can Plan for Partial Retirements

Over the next decade, two out of every five practicing US physicians will be over the age of 65, according to a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges. It is likely that some of the nation’s clinicians will clearly consider partial retirement within group practice settings.

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11Apr 2022

Report: 90% of Nurses Considering Leaving the Profession in the Next Year

Shawn Sefton, RN, talks about the results of a new survey of RNs, the key problems it identified – and how technology can help, rather than exacerbating burnout. She has experienced first-hand the operational, staffing and scheduling challenges that plague the U.S. nurse workforce, having worked as a nurse and in various nurse leader roles for decades.

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04Apr 2022

Digital Patient Engagement Tackles the Labor Crisis, Improves the Patient Experience

The detrimental effects of COVID-19 changed health care, possibly forever. Patients are demanding more control and a safer, simplified experience. For health care workers, the pandemic has led to increased burnout, concerns about workplace safety and staffing shortages that threaten not only patient care, but also the entire provider ecosystem. Nearly 30% of health care workers are considering leaving their profession altogether, and nearly 60% reported impacts to their mental health stemming from their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a 2021 Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation survey. And, this unprecedented labor shortage trend is expected to continue through 2022 and beyond according to predictions released by Moody’s.

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28Mar 2022

Legally Terminating a Physician-Patient Relationship

Medical writer Dr. Naveed Saleh suggests that physicians may choose to terminate care when prioritizing patients’ needs conflicts with a physician’s moral code, causing challenges in their personal life. The AMA also advocates for the preservation of a physician’s right to act within the realm of what their conscience dictates is ethical and appropriate to maintain each individual physician’s integrity.

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21Mar 2022

Why the Future of Health Care is Mobile

The majority of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are not mobile friendly, and especially in the behavioral health industry, slower adoption rates are holding the industry back. Today, as companies spend billions of dollars and thousands of hours developing lifesaving medicine and surgical equipment, basic technology adoption continues to be an issue. The health care industry is notorious for clunky, outdated software. These antiquated systems tend to create unnecessary administrative burden, are vulnerable to security risks, and are not mobile friendly.

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14Mar 2022

6 Reasons Patients Benefit from Virtual Care Offerings

Virtual care – the use of technology to deliver health care – has been part of the patient care landscape for years, but its popularity has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. What do people need to know about virtual care? Here are six key takeaways.

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