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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

By leveraging real-time data that offers unprecedented insights into physician behavior and patient outcomes, companies can gain a competitive advantage with prescribers. PurpleLab®, a healthcare analytics platform with one of the largest medical and pharmaceutical claims databases in the United States, recently announced the launch of Alerts which translates complex information into actionable insights, empowering companies to identify the right physicians to target, determine the most effective marketing strategies and ultimately improve patient care.

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Meet the Marketplace Providers Are Using to Overcome the ‘Notorious Challenge’ of Radiology AI Adoption

About 80% of all FDA-approved healthcare AI applications are related to radiology — but due to a massive workforce shortage, radiologists don't have the time to explore, choose, validate and implement the tools available to them. Some providers are using a radiology AI marketplace called CARPL to address this problem, including Massachusetts General Hospital and University Hospitals.

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Why the AMA President Thinks Scope of Practice Expansions Are a ‘Terrible Idea’

To address the growing physician shortage, some people argue that the scope of practice should be expanded for skilled healthcare professionals like nurse practitioners and pharmacists. American Medical Association President Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld said this is a “terrible idea.” He argued that throwing other professionals into physicians' roles will have poor ramifications of patient safety. In his view, the industry should focus on uplifting strong interprofessional care teams.

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Nursing Homes Reject CMS’ Proposed Staffing Level Requirements

CMS released a proposed rule to establish staffing standards among the nation’s nursing homes. Reactions have been mixed — but mainly negative. Long-term care facilities say that they can neither find nor afford more workers. On the other hand, some lawmakers argue the proposed rule doesn’t do enough to protect care quality for patients. As for labor unions, they seem generally happy with the rule.

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How Receiving Positive Patient Feedback Can Help Boost Clinicians’ Job Satisfaction

Feedtrail believes healthcare workers become more satisfied in their roles when they’re connected to messages of patient gratitude, so it built technology to deliver that positive feedback to clinicians. The company recently announced the results of a five-month clinician retention workgroup, finding that 77% of clinicians agreed that consistently receiving positive patient messages reinforced their purpose.