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Multi-Site Hospitalist Leaders: HM15 Session Summary

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]

HM15 Session Analysis: The Physician-Administrator Management Dyad

Hm15 Presenters: Chuck Ainsworth, MD, MCC,; Dan Virnich, MD, MBA; Roberta Himebaugh, MBA, SFHM; Robert Hickling, MHA; Sendil Krishnan, MD Summation: The presenters, a group of physicians and administrators for hospital medicine groups, explored three dyad models. These three models were: Office of the Executive, where there is one senior executive and a junior executive;… [Read More]

HM15 Session Analysis: Innovative Hospitalist Staffing Models

HM15  Presenters: John Nelson, MD, MHM; Daniel Hanson, MD, FHM; Darren Thomas, MD Summation: The presenters, from three entirely different geographic regions across the U.S., walked the audience through several different innovative hospitalist staffing models, from staffing in a multi-hospital system to integrating of advanced practice clinicians to deploying staggered staffing techniques to match the… [Read More]


HM15 Session Analysis: End-of-Life Discussions

HM15 Session: Facilitating End-of-Life Discussions: Prognosis in Advanced Illness Presenter: Julia Ragland, MD, FHM Summation: Discussion of Prognosis in Advance Illness is a key component of informed decision-making and should be undertaken during a “Sentinel Hospitalization” and at times of other “triggers”.  End-of-Life discussions are critical for providing the best care for patients with advanced diseases…. [Read More]

Mobile Apps to Improve Quality, Value at Point-of-Care for Inpatients

HM15 Presenters: Roger Yu, MD, Cheng-Kai Kao, MD, Anuj Dalal, MD, and Amit Pahwa, MD Summary: The panel of high-tech doctors helped a standing-room-only crowd navigate numerous apps to be used at point-of-care. Groups worked through case studies utilizing applicable mobile apps. Examples and most useful apps, including occasional user reviews, follow: Provider-to-Provider Communication, HIPAA… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Pediatric Committee Updates at HM15

During a session at the Society of Hospital Medicine’s HM15 annual meeting, SHM Pediatric Committee chair Kris Rehm, MD, outlined a number of the committee’s current endeavors. They include: 1) American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Certification for Pediatric Hospitalists. Since 2010 a leadership group has worked on certification options. In 2013, determination was made that… [Read More]