MDLinx, an informational healthcare website that provides free, unbiased, medically related content in 36 specialties, recently collaborated with its physician subscribers to raise money for St. Jude Research Hospital for Children, via a physician survey.
MDLinx pledged a $2.00 donation per physician response, up to $2,000. Thanks to more than 1,000 physician survey respondents, over half of whom are primary care providers, the maximum donation was achieved. MDLinx awarded a $2,000 check to the St. Jude Research Hospital for Children in January.
“Thank 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,” states Aki Tomaru, CEO of M3 USA, parent company of MDLinx. “MDLinx is proud to offer the donation to St. Jude as one more way that we contribute to better health.”
MDLinx surveyed physicians about how they handle their practice’s hours and operations during the holidays. In an era when physician burnout is 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. “People get sick every day,” said one respondent. Most physicians did not report feeling any detriment to staying open, indicating that it’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, in addition to the latest news, healthcare trends, and other physician surveys.
“Our mission at MDLinx is to efficiently provide doctors with the latest medical knowledge, in the format most comfortable to them, whether that’s on our website, or via newsletter, or social media,” Tomaru adds. “The 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.”
MDLinx and M3 USA are part of M3, Inc. which has comprised a healthcare community spanning 70 countries, creating the world’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.
The MDLinx award-winning website keeps busy healthcare professionals current on the latest medical news and information by sorting, ranking, and summarizing articles and journal summaries, quizzes and certification and maintenance of certification examination tools keep ongoing medical education engaging.
About M3 Group
The M3 Group operates in the US, Asia, and Europe with over 4 million physician members globally via its physician websites, including mdlinx.com, m3.com, doctors.net.uk, vidal.fr, medigate.net and medlive.cn. M3 Inc. is a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (jp:2413) with subsidiaries in major markets including the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Japan, South Korea, and China. M3 Group provides services to healthcare and the life science industry, including market research, medical education, ethical drug promotion, clinical development, job recruitment, and clinic appointment services.