Bob Wachter, MD, MHM, chief of the division of hospital medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, talks about Accountable Care Organizations, trends in managed care, his new book, and why hospitalists need to think, at times, like Machiavelli.
Steven Z. Pantilat, MD, SFHM, medical director of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine palliative care service, explains palliative care is not end-of-life care, and the role hospitalists should play in palliative cases.
Josiah Halm, MD, and Sahitya Gadiraju, DO, assistant professors of general internal medicine at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, discuss the breadth of care provided to cancer patients, a risk assessment being developed there on readmission risk, and factors in care that go beyond the medical.
This month in our issue, our first cover story features “10 Things Oncologists Want Hospitalists to Know.” Dr. Josiah Halm, a hospitalist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, talks about the center’s pilot program that has built a collaborative model for hospital medicine and oncology. Colleague Dr. Sahitya Gadiraju says… [Read More]
When the outbreak first started, and in the months that followed, Ebola virus dominated American headlines. The disease made its way from West Africa, infecting nurses in Spain and the U.S., and questions arose over how to keep healthcare providers and the public safe. The answers to these questions are not limited to Ebola. Hospitalists… [Read More]