Hopefully, many of you were able to attend the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual meeting this year in San Diego. (I know at least 4,000 of you made it!) Each year, the annual meeting is a time of catching up with hospitalists from around the country (many of whom I only see once a year)… [Read More]
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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, formerly a hospitalist in Boston, said in a keynote speech that hospitalists have more power than they think to improve public health. The Hospitalist asked HM16 attendees: As a hospitalist, how empowered do you feel in having a positive impact on public health, and how do you try… [Read More]
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, talks about the role hospitalists can play in public health.
Alyssa Stephany, MD, then assistant professor at Duke and now section chief of pediatric hospital medicine at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, talks about the evolution in training stemming from her experience in the HM16 RIV competition. This year, she oversaw a study for which resident Jennifer Ladd, MD, won an award for pediatric clinical vignette.
RIV winner Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc, assistant professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, talks about his research on the costs and complications associated with PICC line use.
Jordan Romano, DO, a hospitalist at Massachusetts General Hospital, talks about lessons gleaned at HM16 on the importance of taking small steps toward your goals of getting published and how burnout can be relative.
One of the things that Jennifer Feighner, MD, cheerfully came away with at HM16 was how to better complete a task that is distinctly uncheerful but also important to any high-performing hospital: how to collect the data of the dead. The quality improvement session “Reducing Inpatient Mortality: A Standardized Approach to Identify Preventable Deaths” demonstrated still… [Read More]
SAN DIEGO — Think beyond your four walls, speakers told hospitalists at HM16. When it comes to public health and public policy, with your experience and knowledge, your input is simply too valuable not to share, they said. During several sessions at the SHM annual meeting, hospitalists were urged to understand that they could influence… [Read More]
SAN DIEGO — To talk to Nancy Allen, MD, a locum tenens physician who works in Portland, Me., is to get a sense of that head-spinning sensation you can have in the digital age. For hospitalists, it’s an endless stream of patients, diagnoses, documentation, and performance metrics. Following an HM16 session here, it’s also an… [Read More]
Standing adjacent Poster 391 in a loud, crowded meeting hall, Monika Wells, MD, MPH, a resident in internal medicine at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, chatted with a colleague. A few feet away, a group of doctors and healthcare professionals huddled dramatically, just barely out of earshot. The fate of Dr. Wells’ scientific abstract… [Read More]