And other news items for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and CRNAs to peruse this week
- A Medical Economics article published last Thursday highlights different ways physicians can prepare for retirement when they’re first starting out, mid-career, and close to retirement. (Working locum tenens part- or full-time at any stage of your career can provide opportunities to sock money away for your golden years, too!)
- The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants has published the 2016 Statistical Profile of Certified Physician Assistants (PAs), the most comprehensive data on the practice. More than 94 percent of certified PAs provided input for creation of the annual report, which looks at factors ranging from income to languages other than English that are spoken with patients.
- As announced via press release last week, the American Medical Association and the Regenstrief Institute have unveiled a new training program to ensure medical students get experience using electronic health records (EHRs) before they graduate. The Regenstrief EHR Clinical Platform, which has already been adopted by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, will be dispersed by the AMA and Regenstrief to medical schools throughout the United States.
- Medical News Today highlights measures that primary care physicians can take to not only support their patients, but also their communities when parents are hesitant to get their children started on the recommended vaccine schedule.
- Last week David Geier, MD—a clinician serving on the “social media in high-end practices” panel at an upcoming Becker’s conference—participated in a Q&A with Becker’s Spine Review to highlight the ways physicians can make the most of their social media use and how it could benefit their practice.
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