Two medical students who participated in SHM’s inaugural Student Hospitalist program, Mimi Zander, now a second year student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City, and Frank Zadravecz, a second year student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, share their thoughts about their part in the future of… [Read More]
Seize the opportunity to present your research, innovative ideas, and clinical stories to a national audience at HM16. Visit the submission site for full details. To ensure success, SHM strongly recommends that you complete your submission well ahead of the deadline of Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at 11:30 p.m. EST. For details, visit www.hospitalmedicine2016.org.
The year 2015 brought the repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) and new rules for advanced care planning reimbursement. It saw hospitalists take the lead on improving the two-midnight rule and respond to a global infectious disease scare. Looking ahead, 2016 promises to be another year of momentous change in healthcare. And, it’s a… [Read More]
More than 14,000 hospitalists are now members of SHM, and we expect to welcome the 15,000th member early in 2016. SHM will celebrate this milestone for the hospital medicine movement at Hospital Medicine 2016, so stay tuned to learn the identity of the 15,000th member!
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a hospitalist friend or colleague? Think about a stainless steel SHM coffee tumbler or a cozy SHM hoodie. All SHM merchandise is currently 10% off. To start your SHM shopping, click “eStore”.
Hospitalists care for patients with the most serious, chronic, and complex illnesses. As a result, they are often faced with the daunting task of counseling their patients to help them clearly define their end-of-life wishes. The mere subject of death is met with apprehension and avoidance, but its inevitability warrants an early discussion. End-of-life care,… [Read More]
On November 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled to publish its final OPPS rule for 2016. One of the biggest impacts for hospitalists is the update to the two-midnight rule. Here are six areas of interest to hospitalists: 1. The two-midnight rule became effective just over two years ago, on… [Read More]
Even before HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), hospital leaders and clinicians were striving to provide not only high quality care, but a place patients choose to meet their future healthcare needs. Just this week, US News and World Report published an article entitled “The Patient Wish List.” Although not a list… [Read More]