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Pharma á la carte 04/21/23

A gathering of some interesting Pharma and healthcare related news from around the web for 4/21/23

More hospitals, health systems begin to walk back mask mandates

Several health systems including Cleveland Clinic, Corewell Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Advocate Health Care and several Michigan-based systems are some of the latest to announce reversal of masking policies, joining dozens of other hospitals and systems nationwide. READ MORE.

Disruptor or Distraction? What you need to know about cash-pay pharmacies

Cash-pay pharmacies have received a lot of media attention lately as more patients—both with and without insurance — use them. One reason why cash-pay pharmacies have grown in number and popularity is that insured patients have found cash-pay pharmacies may offer lower prices for common, generic medications than their in-network pharmacy copay. READ MORE.

The Healing Power of a Good Day by Wendy Harpham, MD

As a clinician, what does a “good day” look like for you? If you don’t have a ready answer, you’re not alone. Recently, I floundered despite my decades of navigating quality-of-life issues after cancer. Intrigued, I set out to define what a “good day” meant for me, and I succeeded. READ MORE.

Leading with Compassion has Research-Backed Benefits

With burnout rising, employee engagement falling, and and people continuing to quit their jobs even in the midst of economic uncertainty, organizations must sharpen their focus on employee retention. While compensation and benefits are an important part of retaining employees, the source of lasting loyalty to an organization is typically something deeper. READ MORE.

More hospitals looking at pharmacy staff burnout

“The online survey, which polled nearly 1,500 hospital pharmacy leaders, found 34 percent of hospitals and health systems are measuring burnout syndrome levels, an 11 percentage point jump from 2018”. READ MORE.

Last modified: April 27, 2023