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To Battle Burnout, Jerome C. Siy, MD, CHIE, SFHM, Instructs Hospitalist Leaders to Engage, Communicate, and Create a “Culture”

Studies show nearly one in three hospitalists will experience long-term exhaustion or diminished interest in their work.1 Burned out physicians have low empathy, don’t communicate well, and provide poor quality of care. Not only does burnout lower quality of care, it is also costly and affects physicians’ personal lives. Unfortunately, despite more than a decade… [Read More]

Outgoing SHM President Burke Kealey (center) awards SHM CEO Larry Wellikson (left) and Brad Flansbaum (right) with plaques for their MHM inductions at HM15 in National Harbor, Md.

Society of Hospital Medicine Welcomes New Fellows Class

Last month, more than 230 hospitalists were inducted as Fellows in Hospital Medicine (FHM), Senior Fellows in Hospital Medicine (SFHM), and Masters in Hospital Medicine (MHM) by SHM at the 2015 annual meeting at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. This year represents the largest fellows class in history, with… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine's HM15 Meeting Draws Thousands

Society of Hospital Medicine’s HM15 Meeting Draws Thousands

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Cherry trees weren’t the only things that blossomed around Washington last month. SHM’s annual meeting, with roughly 2,500 attendees, featured 100 educational sessions, a day of Congressional lobbying, and plenaries from the “Checklist Doctor” and the Dean of Hospital Medicine. Pre-courses, the popular poster competition, and updates on everything from anticoagulants to VTE… [Read More]


Hospitalists Have Stake in Improving Quality, Patient Safety

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Don Lee, MD, MPH, is building what one might call an analog quality improvement (QI) project focused on reducing readmissions. What the medical director for clinical integration at Columbia St. Mary’s in Milwaukee does is work with patient navigators to make follow-up phone calls after discharge to get ahead of potential issues. What… [Read More]


Hospitalists Raise Healthcare Issues on Capitol Hill

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Armed with blue folders chockablock with agendas, talking points, and fact sheets, about 100 hospitalists boarded three charter buses and descended on Capitol Hill last month like a swarm of erudite high schoolers on a class trip. Clad in state-themed ties, suits, and dresses, the group’s goal was singular: Introduce the concept of… [Read More]

Instructor Sophia Rodgers, ACNP, (right) works with HM15 attendee David Quach during the “Medical Procedures for the Hospitalist” pre-course.

Mobile Apps Hot Topic for Technology-Minded Hospitalists

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—The conversation about hospitalists and technology can be pretty big. Rigmarole with rollout of an electronic health records (EHR) system is as much a rite of physician passage as Match Day. Administrators and C-suiters agonize over sprawling national initiatives (i.e., the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health [HITECH] Act of 2009)… [Read More]

Outgoing SHM President Burke Kealey, MD, SFHM, (far left) recognizes SHM chapter leaders at HM15: (l-r) Myra Rubio, MD, St. Louis Chapter; Kenneth Simone, DO, SFHM, Maine; Carrie Herzke, MD, SFHM, Maryland; Sowmya Kanikkannan, MD, SFHM, Philadelphia Tri-State; Rupesh Prasad, MD, MPH, SFHM, Wisconsin; Robert Gould, MD, Pacific Northwest; and Chi-Cheng Huang, MD, FHM, Boston.

Tips for Hospitalists on Finding, Working With Mentor

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—What do Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, and Frodo Baggins have in common? Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, SFHM, said each of the big screen superstars had a great mentor. Dr. Arora’s HM15 session, “Making the Most of Your Mentoring Relationships,” looked at the qualities young hospitalists should seek out in a mentor. She also… [Read More]

Salah Mohageb, MD

HM15 Q&A: How Will You Make Healthcare Safer?

QUESTION: Quality improvement guru Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, senior vice president for patient safety and quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, challenged attendees at HM15 to finish this sentence about how they will make healthcare safer: “I will…” The Hospitalist talked to a few doctors who accepted the challenge. “I will let them know… [Read More]