SHM has a new committee – the patient experience committee. Dr. Burke Kealey, current SHM President and associate medical director for hospital specialties at Health Partners in St. Paul, Minn., talks about how the patient experience committee grew from the work of an SHM task force.
Patient-safety guru Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, senior vice president for patient safety and quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, talks about hospitalists’ role in improving the American healthcare system.
HM15 Course Director Efren Manjarrez, MD, SFHM, talks about getting new and younger hospitalists involved in the annual meeting, as well as how to get the most out of the largest hospitalist-focused confab in the nation.
This month, we preview the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual meeting, HM15, coming to National Harbor, Md. from March 29 through April 1. HM15 course director Efren Manjarrez shares his approach to planning for hospital medicine’s premier event, and tells us how SHM’s diversity goals are mirrored at the meeting. Amidst our comprehensive HM15 highlights… [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]