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Leveraging direct-to-consumer telehealth to improve provider productivity

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The perfect storm is brewing: the looming physician shortage, provider burnout and an aging population may combine to create a future in which access to timely healthcare is threatened — unless the healthcare industry takes steps to enhance provider productivity.

The United States could see a shortage of up to 122,000 physicians by 2032, according to a 2019 report1 from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). To some extent, the physician shortage is a result of the feelings of burnout and fatigue that are pushing some physicians out of medicine. According to the AMA,2 despite improvements in the past three years, burnout levels remain much higher among physicians than other U.S. workers.

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Clinton Phillips
Clinton Phillips
Founder & CEO Medici