The American Medical Association is strongly urging California Governor Gavin Newsom to veto a bill that would allow nurse practitioners (NPs) to practice without physician supervision.

Of 127 hospital executives involved in a successful merger or acquisition over the past five years, more cited “ability to survive” than any other reason for making the move.

During his ABC News town hall Tuesday night, President Donald Trump suggested a COVID vaccine may be FDA-approved by early to mid-October. “[W]e’re within weeks of getting it,” he said. “Could be three weeks, four weeks.”

Yet still, the past eight years have seen the highest rate of turnover in healthcare C-suites since ACHE started compiling the report in the 1980s.

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The lobbying group said it's beginning to receive more questions and concerns from members about the administration's rapid process.

Stepping into the fray on broad societal issues “takes physicians into realms where they have no expertise—and thus risks eroding public trust in the medical profession,” a distinguished physician suggests.

That’s according to the latest every-other-year survey out of the Physicians Foundation, released Tuesday. 

Nearly 95% of around 500 healthcare executives working for provider organizations believe concentrating on population health is key to ensuring long-term success. But only a small slice of them have been turning intentions into actions.

U.S. residency programs in emergency medicine have no trouble attracting, training and preparing the next generation of outstanding ER physicians. The problem is that a paltry percentage take their clinical skills where the need is greatest. 

CEOs of hospitals and health systems may find they need to compete more aggressively to hold onto their CMOs, as industries that never employed medical officers in the past are needing them now.

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