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VIDEO: The Maker Movement and Hospital Medicine

The Maker Movement, the 21st century’s upgrade of do-it-yourself that includes 3D printers and “the Internet of Things,” is showing up in hospitals in interesting ways. Clinical teams confronted with a nagging issue on the wards can work together to design and prototype physical-product solutions. Two Beth Israel Deaconess hospitalists talk about the Maker Movement,… [Read More]

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PAs, NPs Seizing Key Leadership Roles in HM Groups, Health Systems

Since hospital medicine’s early days, hospitalist physicians have worked alongside physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). Some PAs and NPs have ascended to positions of leadership in their HM groups or health systems, in some cases even supervising the physicians. The Hospitalist connected with six PA and NP leaders in hospital medicine to discuss… [Read More]

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As Summer—and Interns—Roll In, Try a Little Empathy on Your Patients, Colleagues

It’s July, the month that marks the annual rite of passage for both newly minted physicians starting their internships and somewhat-less-fresh trainees completing their residencies and moving on to the next stage of their professional journey. I would imagine that many of you, like me, spend at least a fleeting moment this time of year… [Read More]

LETTER: Emory Hospital Medicine’s Growth Sparks Establishment of NP, PA Career Track

Due to many reasons, the healthcare paradigm has shifted, dictating alternative staffing models to manage the burgeoning inpatient census of hospital-based physicians. Herein, we will briefly describe the Emory University Division of Hospital Medicine (EDHM) approach to utilizing advanced practice providers (APPs) in the care of inpatients and summarize key components of the program that… [Read More]

Hospital Medicine’s Movers and Shakers – July 2016

Several prominent hospitalist leaders have been named to Modern Healthcare magazine’s “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” for 2016. Among them are Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, MHM, a pediatric hospitalist as well as CMO and deputy administrator for innovation and quality at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA,… [Read More]

Use the Teach-Back Method to Confirm Patient Understanding

Editor’s note: “Everything We Say and Do” is an informational series developed by SHM’s Patient Experience Committee to provide readers with thoughtful and actionable communication tactics that have great potential to positively impact patients’ experience of care. Each article will focus on how the contributor applies one or more of the “key communication” tactics in… [Read More]


VIDEO: Locum Tenens in Hospital Medicine

Dr. Geeta Arora is a locum tenens hospitalist; James Levy is a PA who hires locums as the VP of Human Resources for Indigo Health Partners in Northern Michigan. They share their experiences navigating “freelance hospital medicine,” from both the medical practice and business perspective.


Does U.S. Healthcare Need More Diverse Leadership?

Throughout its history, the United States has been a nation of immigrants. From the early colonial settlements to the mid-20th century, most immigrants came from Western European countries. Since 1965, when the Immigration and Nationality Act abolished national-origin quotas, the diversity of immigrants has increased. “By the year 2043,” says Tomás León, president and CEO… [Read More]