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.
- Is the telehealth bubble going to pop after the pandemic? Some experts argue that telehealth expansion is here to stay, but the details of how exactly the technology will be integrated into patient care over the long-term still needs to be ironed out — The hazy post-pandemic future of telehealth (Healthcare Dive)
- Physician burnout — an issue long before COVID-19 — has only gotten worse during the pandemic. Here’s how healthcare leaders can begin to approach this burnout problem — Transform organizational cultures to reduce physician burnout (Physicians Practice)
- Do your patients understand their medical bills? A recent survey found almost 50% do not — Nearly half of patients still don’t understand their medical bill (HealthLeaders Media)
- “[I]n some strange and oblique ways, the events of 2020, involving COVID-19, have actually really helped us move down those paths of improving value in ways that we really were not anticipating,” David E. Skarda, MD, senior medical director of the center for value-based surgery at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, said in a recent webinar. In the session, several physician leaders highlighted key opportunities and challenges surgeons have faced during the pandemic — Surgery amid the COVID-19 crisis and beyond: 5 thoughts (Becker’s Hospital Review)
- Amazon’s virtual medical clinic, Amazon Care, recently announced plans to broaden its client base beyond the company’s Seattle offices to employees throughout Washington state, and may be looking to extend these services beyond employees as well — New job listings for Amazon’s internal telemedicine service, Amazon Care, hint at expansion (CNBC)
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 20 years.