ROBERT FOGERTY, MD, MPH, a hospitalist and assistant professor of medicine at Yale University, talks about how his own bout with cancer as a college senior heading to medical school helped influence his I-CARE education initiative, which introduces cost awareness into internal medicine residency programs.
CHRISTOPHER MORIATES, MD, assistant clinical professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, talks about the change in focus and priorities needed for medicine to make progress in waste-reduction efforts.
VLADIMIR N. CADET, MPH, associate with the Applied Solutions Group at ECRI Institute in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., discusses why it can be challenging for hospitals to reduce alarm fatigue and provides strategies to address this growing problem.
For Robert Fogerty, MD, MPH, it’s more than just a story. It’s a nightmare that he only narrowly avoided. Now a hospitalist at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., Dr. Fogerty was an economics major in his senior year of college when he was diagnosed with metastatic testicular cancer. Early in the… [Read More]
In this issue of The Hospitalist, ECRI Institute’s Vladmir Cadet discusses alarm fatigue, Dr. Christopher Moriates talks about reducing waste by eliminating overtreatment, and Dr. Robert Fogerty stresses the need to build awareness of the financial impact of treatment from the start of a doctor’s medical training.
It only takes one idea to help change the face of medicine and, recently, Forbes posted an article outlining a small startup pharmacy that could change the way we get our medication. Manchester, N.H.-based Pill Pack takes the whole mail-order pharmacy to a new level. Medication management can be a major issue for seniors and… [Read More]
The long awaited permanent repeal of the poorly designed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) came just in time to avert the 21.2% Medicare physician payment cut that would have taken effect on April 1st, 2015. The SGR formula was first enacted in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 with the intent to control Medicare spending on… [Read More]
Session: Multi-site Hospitalist Leaders: Unique Challenges/What You Should Know HM15 Presenter/Moderator: Scott Rissmiller, MD Summation: This standing-room-only session was the result of a popular HMX e-community, which has become an active discussion board. As hospitals and health systems continue to consolidate across the country, there has been a rapid growth of multi-hospital systems. The role of… [Read More]