Since President Trump took office and even before, he has focused on how he will change the Affordable Care Act, enacted under former President Obama. In the first year of his presidency, he was able to make small steps, but an overarching change or replacement plan has not yet happened. You may wonder what changes he is thinking about and how that will affect Wisconsin residents like you.
You may think that when you go to the doctor in Wisconsin that it is your doctor making all your healthcare decisions. You may be surprised to learn that is not always what happens. In many cases, the decisions made about what medications to give you, what procedures to do, what tests to order and other practices are being made or at least heavily influenced by your insurance company. This is something that is very disturbing when you consider these companies are not staffed by doctors and medical staff.
One of the hottest job opportunities in the medical field right now appears to be nurse practitioners. According to standings compiled by U.S. News and World Report, nurse practitioner jobs rank within the top five in terms of best occupations generally and in health care specifically. The pay is high. So is demand. Indeed, solid employment growth is projected for years to come.
Gender bias is not acceptable. Unfortunately, it exists and the healthcare industry is not immune to its effects. Myriad surveys have shown that even as more women are becoming doctors, they continue to suffer pay inequity compared to men. They also suffer bias within their professional ranks, with research finding that female surgeons more likely than male surgeons to see referrals decline after a single negative patient outcome.
What terms their employment contract ends up containing can have major impacts on a doctor’s future. It can have major implications for both their personal and professional goals. So, what happens during contract negotiations can be of great significance for a physician.
Doctors from different states vary in many ways. This includes in how common the use of electronic health records is among them. While EHR use has been growing in prominence over the past several years here in the U.S., it hasn’t done so at a uniform pace across the country.
Among the common tasks for doctors these days are those related to keeping electronic health records (EHRs). These tasks can take up a fair amount of a doctor’s time. Just how much time? A recent study suggests that it is typical for primary care physicians to use almost half of their work day on EHR-related matters.
How much stress a nurse is feeling can impact them considerably, both at work and at home.
Doctors work hard to provide high-quality health care to their patients. What is the overall quality of Wisconsin’s healthcare system? A study points to it being the highest quality system in the whole country.
Among the ways doctors vary from each other is in their work environment. For example, some doctors work at hospitals, while others are based from offices.