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A law firm hired to investigate the situation reviewed more than 300,000 pages of documents and conducted more than 250 hours of interviews. 

Malissa Wood, MD, associate chief of cardiology for diversity and equity at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains the role of health equity in cardiovascular care and what her health system is doing to address it. 

As the world grapples with the potential downsides of generative AI, a global group of healthcare researchers is warning of health perils that could emanate from well beyond clinical settings.

Doctor wearing a COVID N95 mask in the hospital. #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Sarscov2

Healthcare wage growth during COVID lagged behind other industries despite pandemic burden

The average wages for U.S. healthcare workers rose less than wages in other industries during 2020 and the first six months of 2021, despite the healthcare workforce shouldering the heavy burden of fighting the pandemic.

March 11, 2022
Medicare money payment physician. The CardioVascular Coalition and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions have both issued new statements highlighting their issues with the 2024 MPFS proposed rule. 

Primary care physicians and specialists both suffered modest salary declines during COVID-19

About 72% of doctors said their pay dropped due to COVID-19, with 8% forced to close shop entirely, according to new data from financial planning firm Physicians Thrive.

January 27, 2022
overnight night shift attending radiologist burnout. A new policy statement from the American College of Cardiology highlights the importance of career flexibility—including the ability to change hours or work responsibilities when necessary—for cardiologists of all ages. 

Most doctors would trade a salary reduction for more free time

About 80% said they were happy prior to the pandemic, with about 6 in 10 now feeling that same way outside of work, according to new survey data.

January 17, 2022
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Physician salary gender gap tops $36K

Male physicians starting out make more than $36,000 than their female counterparts on average, according to a new study in Health Affairs that compared starting compensation.

January 28, 2020

High-salary medical specialists are in higher demand than primary care physicians

More hospitals and healthcare providers are seeking medical specialists compared to primary care physicians––and many of these roles comes with the highest starting salaries in the industry.

July 9, 2019

CHIME: Organization, title and more impact CIO salary

Healthcare CIOs earned an average base salary of $208,417 in 2012, according to a recent survey conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). However, the survey found that compensation for IT leaders varied widely based on several factors, including size and type of organization, title held by the respondent, and reporting relationships.

February 27, 2013

CMIO 2012 Compensation Survey: Small Salary Shifts and Less Satisfaction

Our third annual CMIO Compensation Survey offers some interesting insights on the job and the people serving in the role. Several CMIOs share their thoughts on the numbers, including the shift to younger CMIOs, less satisfaction with salaries and more CMIOs looking for a new job.

January 25, 2012

Take the CMIO salary survey; win a $100 gift card

It's time for the annual CMIO Compensation Survey. CMIOs and other health IT leaders are invited to help CMIO compile a comprehensive view of the trends in the industry and the factors that are most important when determining salary. Three participants will win a $100 Visa gift card.

December 7, 2011
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