Mobile devices put information in the palm of your hand. For hospitalists, this presents real opportunities to engage patients, improve care, and streamline hospital workflows. Two hospitalists who were early adopters of mobile tech in their practices, Dr. Henry Feldman of Beth Israel Deaconess and Dr. Richard Pittman of Emory University/Grady share their lessons learned,… [Read More]
DAVID PRESSEL, MD, PHD, FHM, medical director of inpatient services at Nemours Children’s Health System, talks about the nature of violence in hospitals and a training program he has helped put into place at his center.
DAVID LICHTMAN, PA, a hospitalist and director of the Johns Hopkins Central Procedure Service, explains the complicated set of factors used by individual hospitals to determine which procedures fall under the scope of their HM practitioners.
Although patients with blood clots are oftentimes not admitted to the hospital, there are some exceptions. Monal Shah, MD, physician advisor for Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and the former section head of hospital medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, discusses some exceptions.
Adam E. Fall, MD, SFHM, who recently worked as the senior regional medical director for hospital medicine at TeamHealth in Chattanooga, Tenn., discusses the importance of allowing nuance and gradation to govern patient care in the treatment of thromboembolism in an era where hospitalists can be overly reliant on electronic medical records.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Fourth in an occasional series of reviews of the Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts series by members of Team Hospitalist. Summary Hospital Images: A Clinical Atlas is a collection of 76 clinical cases discussing actual patient scenarios with accompanying clinical case questions, images, and evidence-based discussions. Cases are presented in the same manner a… [Read More]
EDITOR’S NOTE: Third in an occasional series of reviews of the Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts series by members of Team Hospitalist. Summary Older patients comprise an increasingly large part of the population we serve as hospitalists. We are all very familiar with the standard medical problems—congestive heart failure, COPD, or stroke—that these individuals present to… [Read More]