This channel provides news on management of staff and proper staffing levels for safe, high-quality healthcare system. Physician and clinician workforce shortages have become growing challenge for hospitals, with burnout also now affecting nearly all medical workers. Topics include medical staffing issues, statistics, compensation how to improve clinician morale and the workplace environment, and ways to combat clinician burnout.

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How to deal with workplace bullying and discrimination in cardiology

Ritu Thamman, MD, provided an in-depth look at some of the issues women still encounter in the cardiology workplace, including bullying and barriers to promotion.

August 21, 2023
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Surgeon sues hospital after being fired for discussing TAVR concerns with media

The vascular surgeon was fired after telling the media about a cardiologist who allegedly performed transcatheter aortic valve replacement without the proper credentials. He is now suing the hospital for wrongful termination and defamation.

August 8, 2023
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Key takeaways in cardiac ultrasound from ASE 2023

James Kirkpatrick, MD, discussed some of the biggest trends and themes he saw at the American Society of Echocardiography's 2023 annual meeting.

July 3, 2023
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Fewer stress tests, more high-risk procedures: How working at a hospital influences cardiologists

Cardiologists employed by a hospital appear to be more likely to pursue cardiac catheterization or angioplasty than independent cardiologists.

May 4, 2023

Cardiologist is officially the highest-paying job in the US

Almost all of the country's top 25 highest-paying jobs are physicians, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

April 28, 2023
Private equity-backed cardiology group partners with additional healthcare investment firm.

Florida-based network of outpatient vascular centers partners with 2 private equity investment firms

American Vascular Associates believes the new investments from Petra Capital Partners and Canopy Capital Partners should help it keep up with the rising demand of outpatient treatment options. 

April 27, 2023
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AI specialists focused on cardiology bring in industry veteran to be executive chairman of the board

Scott Huennekens, who has more than 25 years of experience in the medical device industry, is the second addition Elucid has made to its board of directors in the last six months. 

April 25, 2023
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Medtronic laying off undisclosed number of employees to reduce costs

“These decisions are never easy, and we’re taking great care to treat all impacted employees with dignity and respect," the company told Cardiovascular Business in a statement.

April 19, 2023

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Surgeons at NYU Langone Health successfully transplanted two genetically engineered pigs hearts into recently deceased humans in June and July.

Machine learning is playing a key role in predicting all major forms of drug cardiotoxicity, potentially helping reduce late-stage clinical trial failures.

Heart attack patients aged 65 and up stay hospitalized longer than those aged 65 or under—yet the seniors ring up significantly smaller bills per stay. The bad news is that the “savings” likely come in the form of fewer percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs, aka angioplasties) to open blocked heart arteries nonsurgically.

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