Keeping up with the latest in medical news can help you to stay ahead of the curve in many ways. You’ll know where the jobs are, (and where they aren’t). You can learn about the latest and greatest innovations and discoveries in medicine, science, and technology, which may prompt you to learn a new procedure, or new treatment for patients.
Healthcare news can help you maximize your revenue, manage your practice, or register for the next medical conference. Here are a few great sources.
General Medical and Clinical NewsBelow are three sources for general clinical developments, medical and scientific studies, and important health findings from the latest studies and clinical trials.
JAMA is largely focused on clinical developments and news in health science, not as much on the business side of the industry. However, the journal does include a section for physician job postings. JAMA is often cited by experts worldwide as an industry leader and benchmark in clinical news.
There are also some articles on the business side of medical practice, although that is not a primary focus.
MedPage Today developed this service in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Office of Continuing Medical Education.
The website also includes information broken down by specialty, as well as CME information, and political news impacting healthcare.
Medical Industry and Business News (Free Resources)Below are a few of the publications and periodicals which provide information on the healthcare industry as a whole, including the business and financial sides of healthcare, as well as medical manufacturers and healthcare services.
The American Medical News provides online information and offers a email service for you to receive weekly updates on a variety of topics including medical practice trends, graduate medical education (GME), political lobbying and advocacy, and more.
In addition to the general healthcare updates, Fierce Healthcare also has a number of sister websites focusing on more specific aspects of the healthcare industry in further detail, such as the pharmaceutical industry (Fierce Pharma), the Healthcare IT industry (Fierce HealthIT), and biotech (Fierce BioTech), to name a few.
Medical Industry and Related Business News (Paid Subscriptions Required)Below are two favorite publications of many physicians and medical management professionals. These may be delivered to your home or office in hardcopy, or you may access them online with a paid subscription.
Medical Economics provides some free information with registration on its internet news site called Modern Medicine.
As many of the other publications, Modern Healthcare also offers news alert services directly to your email inbox, such as their "Daily Dose". They offer breaking news, opinion editorials, and cover a comprehensive variety of healthcare industry topics such as Health IT, physician practice management, and more.