Telehealth utilization under Medicaid surged during the pandemic providing needed services to the vulnerable. Ongoing funding must be ensured
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Women in medicine are faced with heightened demands and lower than normal resources during the COVID pandemic. This can lead to burnout.
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Pat Salber, M.D., M.B.A., is a physican executive and health journalist who founded and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of The Doctor Weighs In. She was a double-boarded emergency physician at Kaiser Permanente until transitioning into a national executive position as the organization’s first Director of National Accounts. Over the course of her career, she has worked in leadership roles in almost every aspect of healthcare. She has also been a Top Voice in Healthcare on LinkedIn for 2017 and 2018. Learn more about her background.
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