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Why So Many Doctors Are Advising Startups

For entrepreneurs, physicians’ growing interest in health tech is a huge boon for their businesses. Having a well-respected doctor on the team offers legitimacy (and a path to funding), and it is paving the way for them to tackle bigger and more complex problems. “I see too many entrepreneurs steering clear of the real medical challenges,” says Weiss. “But I say now is the time. Don’t think about the market in a year. Think about what can be accomplished in the next 10 years.”

Nurses Say Stress Interferes With Caring For Their Patients

Almost one-quarter of ICU nurses have symptoms of PTSD, studies find, and other nurses are seriously stressed at work, too. Some hospitals are trying to come up with ways to help them cope.
“If the work environment at a particular hospital is bad, just adding more nurses won’t address the problem, Aiken says. As an example of what hospitals can do, she points to magnet hospitals, a form of voluntary accreditation from a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association that looks at nursing culture, training and work practices, including issues such as not having a nurse lift patients alone, a significant cause of disability for nurses. There are about 400 certified magnet hospitals in the U.S.