Thank you to the more than one thousand physicians from the MDLinx community who helped contribute to St. Jude Research Hospital for Children by responding to our survey.
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. February 06, 2018
MDLinx, an informational healthcare website that provides free, unbiased, medically related content in 36 specialties, recently collaborated with its physician community to raise money for St. Jude Research Hospital for Children, via a physician survey. More than 1,000 physicians, over half of whom are primary care providers, responded to the survey. MDLinx awarded a $2,000 check to the St. Jude Research Hospital for Children in January.
â€œThank you to the more than one thousand subscribers from MDLinx who contributed to St. Jude Research Hospital for Children by responding to our survey about holiday business practices,â€� states Aki Tomaru, CEO of M3 USA, parent company of MDLinx. â€œMDLinx is proud to offer the donation to St. Jude as one more way that we contribute to better health.â€�
MDLinx surveyed physicians regarding their typical method for handling their medical practiceâ€™s hours and operations during the holidays. In an era when physician burnout is reportedly on the rise and taking an increasingly substantial toll on the healthcare workforce, the survey revealed some potentially concerning trends.
More than half (60%) of practices remain open during the holidays, primarily to take care of patients. â€œPeople get sick every day,â€� said one respondent. Most physicians did not report feeling any detriment to staying open, indicating that itâ€™s simply part of the business of being a physician.
Of the practices which do close for the holidays, physicians report using that time to spend with family, for vacation, or just to relax and recharge for the year ahead. While patient care was the primary reason to stay open during holidays, some practices remain open to catch up on administrative work or CME, which is one of many services MDLinx provides to physicians.
â€œOur mission at MDLinx is to efficiently provide doctors with the latest medical knowledge, in the format most comfortable to them, whether thatâ€™s on our website, or via newsletter, or social media,â€� Tomaru adds. â€œThe information found on MDLinx.com is intended to help keep doctors informed so that they can make the best decisions possible, ultimately improving patient care.â€�
MDLinx and M3 USA are part of M3, Inc. which has comprised a healthcare community spanning 70 countries, creating the worldâ€™s largest healthcare panel of physicians and medical professionals. This healthcare community includes individual providers, as well as healthcare facilities and pharmaceutical companies, who participate in market research, medical recruitment, multi-channel marketing and promotions, through a variety of clinical relationships and digital platforms including MDLinx, a top physician specialty site reaching more than 660,000 verified physicians.
Established in March of 1999 in Washington, DC, MDLinx is a free informational healthcare website that presents unbiased medical and related content in 36 clinical specialties. MDLinx connects healthcare professionals and patients to the newest medical research and articles to provide the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries with highly targeted interactive education, content, marketing, and medical research solutions.
MDLinx is a leading provider of online marketing solutions to the healthcare industry, including targeted online advertising, content licensing, market research, and an industry-leading physician and advanced practice career center. These solutions enable pharmaceutical, biotech, and healthcare clients to align offline strategies with online initiatives.
About M3 Inc.:
The M3 Inc. operates in the US, Asia, and Europe with over 3.5 million physician members globally via its physician websites such as mdlinx.com, m3.com, research.m3.com, doctors.net.uk, medigate.net and medlive.cn. M3 Inc. is a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TYO:2413) with subsidiaries in major markets including USA, UK, Japan, S. Korea, and China. M3 Inc. provides services to healthcare and the life science industry. In addition to market research, these services include medical education, ethical drug promotion, clinical development, job recruitment, and clinic appointment services. M3 has offices in Tokyo, Washington D.C., Fort Washington, PA, Oxford, London, Beijing, and Seoul.
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