AAMC

Preparing for the Next Pandemic Begins Now

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:19pm

This is one of several recommendations to help combat the current pandemic and prepare for future health crises outlined in the AAMC's The Way Forward Starts Now: Lessons from COVID-19 .

Key Points: 
  • This is one of several recommendations to help combat the current pandemic and prepare for future health crises outlined in the AAMC's The Way Forward Starts Now: Lessons from COVID-19 .
  • "The severity of this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic was avoidable," Grover said.
  • "Federal leadershipwith state and local cooperationcould implement many of these recommendations within the next few months and years.
  • Federal and state government relaxation of regulatory restrictions on clinical care -- regulatory, licensing, and billing requirements -- during a national emergency.

Seabreeze Management Company Hires Sharlyn Turner-Bryant as New Vice President of Human Resources

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 1:00pm

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Seabreeze Management Company, Inc. , a leading residential and commercial property management firm, today announced that Sharlyn Turner-Bryant has joined the Seabreeze team as Vice President of Human Resources.

Key Points: 
  • ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Seabreeze Management Company, Inc. , a leading residential and commercial property management firm, today announced that Sharlyn Turner-Bryant has joined the Seabreeze team as Vice President of Human Resources.
  • Sharlyn brings over 25 years of human resources experience to the Seabreeze organization.
  • Her human resources experience spans financial services, hospitality, and IT at Fortune 500 companies, including Pfizer, Pepsi/Taco Bell, and most recently, Marriott International.
  • Seabreeze Management Company is a full-service property management firm with a diverse management portfolio of over 90,000 residential and commercial properties.

OpticSurg Launches First-of-its-Kind Augmented Reality Telecollaboration Solution That Expands Provider Reach and Medical Knowledge

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 4:00pm

Leveraging augmented reality smart glasses technology, the Vision Beyond telecollaboration solution gives consulting clinicians a real-time first-person view of an onsite provider's field of vision through web-enabled devices like computers and tablets.

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  • Leveraging augmented reality smart glasses technology, the Vision Beyond telecollaboration solution gives consulting clinicians a real-time first-person view of an onsite provider's field of vision through web-enabled devices like computers and tablets.
  • The unique annotation function of Vision Beyond allows consulting clinicians to provide real-time visual direction from their devices.
  • The Vision Beyond solution superimposes a digital interface and visuals into the onsite user's real-world space enabling hands-free, instantaneous collaboration.
  • They are powered by the diverse knowledge of their team members, including surgeons, clinicians, regulatory experts, business development powerhouses, augmented reality and artificial intelligence experts, data scientists, engineers, and healthcare administrators.

Education Technology Company Sketchy Shakes Up The Test Prep Industry By Launching Visual-Spatial Studying Tool For The MCAT

Monday, August 23, 2021 - 5:00pm

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sketchy , the education technology company on a mission to make learning unforgettable for everyone, today launched a new test prep solution titled Sketchy MCAT , which is available to undergraduate students as they prepare to take the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test).

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sketchy , the education technology company on a mission to make learning unforgettable for everyone, today launched a new test prep solution titled Sketchy MCAT , which is available to undergraduate students as they prepare to take the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test).
  • The Sketchy co-founders created the company when they themselves were still students in medical school.
  • Sketchy MCAT features more than 110 Sketchy video lessons across all MCAT topics, including biology, biochemistry and physical sciences.
  • Founded by four medical students, Sketchy believes in a reimagined education system, greater access to knowledge and expanding every person's potential through learning.

symplr Acquires SpinFusion

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 12:00pm

"Adding SpinFusion to our growing workforce management portfolio is particularly important given today's challenging healthcare environment," said BJ Schaknowski, CEO of symplr.

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  • "Adding SpinFusion to our growing workforce management portfolio is particularly important given today's challenging healthcare environment," said BJ Schaknowski, CEO of symplr.
  • They empower organizations to make data-driven staffing decisions to help contain and manage labor costs, improve productivity, increase staff engagement, and positively impact patient outcomes.The addition of SpinFusion enables symplr to better address the unique and increasingly complex needs of physician scheduling.
  • We are thrilled to join symplr, a truejuggernaut in the healthcare technology space," said Matt Mendez, MD, Founder of SpinFusion.
  • "This strategic acquisition marks another milestone for symplr as SpinFusion provides highly complementary provider scheduling software, expanding the company's workforce management portfolio and staffing capabilities," said Paul Huber, Principal, and Sean Courtney, Vice President, of Clearlake.

Altisource Asset Management Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

Monday, August 16, 2021 - 7:14pm

CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands, Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altisource Asset Management Corporation (AAMC or the Company) (NYSE American: AAMC) today announced financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2021.

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  • CHRISTIANSTED, U.S. Virgin Islands, Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altisource Asset Management Corporation (AAMC or the Company) (NYSE American: AAMC) today announced financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2021.
  • Paid off the $28.4 million outstanding balance on the margin loan from proceeds of sales of equity securities.
  • In addition to the fund management and mortgage businesses more closely related to the Company's history, management has explored separate and distinct new business lines.
  • AAMCs net income to common shareholders for the second quarter of 2021 was $2.2 million compared to a net loss of $(7.8) million for the same period in 2020.

Merritt Hawkins Report: Nurse Practitioners Top List of Most Recruited Providers

Monday, August 9, 2021 - 2:00pm

Nurse practitioners topped the list of most recruited providers in the annual report on physician and advanced practitioner recruiting trends produced by Merritt Hawkins, a leading medical search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare.

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  • Nurse practitioners topped the list of most recruited providers in the annual report on physician and advanced practitioner recruiting trends produced by Merritt Hawkins, a leading medical search firm and a company of AMN Healthcare.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210809005073/en/
    The 2021 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives indicates that over a 12-month period, Merritt Hawkins conducted more search engagements for nurse practitioners (NPs) than for any other type of provider.
  • COVID-19 and other forces are changing the dynamics of physician and advanced practitioner recruiting, said Tom Florence, president of Merritt Hawkins.
  • While family physicians were second on Merritt Hawkins list of most recruited providers, primary care physicians comprised only 18% of the firms search engagements over 12 months, compared to 20% the prior year and 22% two years ago.

AAMC Releases "The Way Forward on COVID-19: A Road Map to Reset the Nation's Approach to the Pandemic"

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 8:33pm

"The nation urgently needs a decisive, coordinated strategy to save lives, restore the U.S. economy, and return our lives to a sense of normalcy."

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  • "The nation urgently needs a decisive, coordinated strategy to save lives, restore the U.S. economy, and return our lives to a sense of normalcy."
  • The AAMC road map also identifies two longer-term, larger-scale changes that will improve the overall health of our nation.
  • The second long-term action outlined in the road map is to strengthen the nation's public health infrastructure, which has been underfunded for decades.
  • On July 29, 2020, theWashington Postpublished an op-ed authored by David J. Skorton, MD, about the AAMC road map.

New Research Led by CAP Members Shows a 40% Pathology Workforce Undercount in Nationally Published Reports

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 4:00pm

The authors recommend that AAMC alter how it reports pathology workforce numbers so that it includes all physicians the American Medical Association masterfile who are actively practicing pathologists.

Key Points: 
  • The authors recommend that AAMC alter how it reports pathology workforce numbers so that it includes all physicians the American Medical Association masterfile who are actively practicing pathologists.
  • The authors recommend that all previously published reports, presentations, and other uses of the data from the AAMC be reexamined.
  • Statements based on the AAMC data that report a pathology workforce shortage or decline must be reconsidered.
  • The authors who are members of the CAP include Dr. Robboy (a former CAP president); Jason Y.