It is no secret that physicians and healthcare professionals are constantly bombarded by new healthcare updates or legislative changes that could greatly impact their profession. However, finding out about these trending topics from a reputable source is not always an easy task, especially given their already busy schedules.
In our current digital age, anyone with a keyboard and an opinion can create viral digital content regarding any specialty with a click of a mouse. With this instantaneous ability to produce news, a simple Google search for a particular topic can return thousands of results.
To ease this strenuous process, we narrowed down our top five websites and blogs that all physicians should consider reading to gather more information on topics from across the healthcare spectrum:
Given the ever-changing healthcare industry, it is nearly impossible for physicians and medical professionals alike to remain aware of all legislative changes and updates. HealthBlawg, a blog written and owned by David Harlow, focuses on healthcare policy, data privacy and digital health law as it impacts the overall industry. Harlow also interviews leading healthcare professionals and provides the audio recording in a podcast format for his listeners and readers.
This well-known website offers esteemed physicians and medical professionals to pen their thoughts on various healthcare hot topics and wellness tips. Although some of their wellness tips seem aimed toward the general public, it is universally helpful to all individuals, including physicians and medical personnel within the workplace.
Physician on Fire is arguably one of the most unique physician-centric websites, offering tailored information regarding financial independence, early retirement and, of course, medicine. Started by an anonymous physician who retired early at the age of 41, Physician on Fire is an honest approach to the perks and downfalls of retirement and how to best focus on financial freedom while not actively employed.
This digital news outlet focuses on trending healthcare topics and offers industry professionals a fresh take on issues circulating throughout the healthcare spectrum. Kaiser Health News has also taken a progressive digital approach by offering their subscribers audio podcasts as a method of taking in news. These podcasts typically consists of various panelists’ favorite health stories of the week.
Named social media’s leading physician voice, Dr. Kevin Pho is a practicing, board-certified internal medicine physician, national media commentator, co-author and keynote speaker. On his blog, Dr. Pho and his various guest commentators break down the convoluted topics surrounding the industry and offer a fresh and professional insight into the healthcare realm. He also made our top 10 list of physician accounts to follow on Twitter!
In addition to the above list, you should also subscribe to the Intermedix blog to stay up-to-date with all new healthcare topics and conversations.
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