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Telehealth for Burnout; When Ransomware Attacks

Welcome to this week’s edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the Web to help you learn what’s next.

  • Social media can help practices connect with patients, but using these forums may be intimidating for some providers. These simple strategies can help your practice find the right voice on social media — Social media 101 for small medical practices (Health eCareers)
  • Samant Virk, MD, describes how telehealth can help curb burnout, by “embracing the right technology — tools that prioritize our patient relationships and help us do the job we were meant to do — can certainly save us from those that create barriers and add to burnout.” — Simultaneously reduce burnout and boost your bottom line (Physicians Practice)
  • A recent analysis found that the U.S. healthcare system has paid out at least $157 million over the past few years due to ransomware attacks — Ransomware Damage To U.S. Healthcare Industry Passes $150 Million In Four Years (Forbes)
  • Assessing the flow of money and medical staff on a regular basis is one way to continue to grow your business. That approach, along with a handful of others, can keep your practice healthy — 5 tips for growing your medical practice (Medical Economics)

Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation’s largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare staffing. Lisa has worked in healthcare staffing for more than 19 years.