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Society of Hospital Medicine Website Boasts Resources, Guides

SHM’s website offers a wealth of downloadable guides and toolkits, authored by the national experts on topics like: End-of-life care; Opioid monitoring; Antibiotic resistance; Post-acute care; VTE; Pain management; and Coronary heart disease (CHD).

Start Planning Now for Hospital Medicine 2016

Plan your schedule today to attend HM16 in San Diego, March 6-9, 2016. Hospital Medicine 2016 has been updated to meet the educational needs of hospitalists of all stripes, with new sessions and pre-courses, as well as entirely new tracks on the most cutting-edge topics in the movement. New tracks planned: post-acute care, health IT… [Read More]

Hospitalists Can Earn CME Credits for Acute Coronary Syndrome Performance Improvement

Approximately 1.7 million patients are hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and 600,000 die of an acute myocardial infarction. Although ACS is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, a broad range of clinical strategies can affect outcomes if implemented effectively. In addition, quality improvement (QI) strategies implemented around ACS can improve performance on quality… [Read More]

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ABIM-ACCME Collaboration Helps Hospitalists Earn Credit for Continuing Medical Education

Earning credit for continuing medical education (CME) is a little easier for hospitalists and other physicians. A collaboration between the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) will enable physicians who are engaged in lifelong learning to use those activities toward completion of requirements for ABIM’s Maintenance… [Read More]

Clinical Care Conundrums Provide Learning Potential for Hospitalists

At A Glance Series: Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts Title: Clinical Care Conundrums: Challenging Diagnoses in Hospital Medicine Edited by: James C. Pile, Thomas E. Baudendistel, Brian Harte Series Editors: Scott Flanders, Sanjay Saint Pages: 208 Clinical Care Conundrums is written in 22 chapters, each discussing a clinical case presentation in a format similar to the… [Read More]

Hospitalist-Led Quality Initiatives Plentiful at Community Hospitals

Community hospitals offer multiple opportunities for hospitalists to become involved in both quality assurance and quality improvement. To help steer the right approach and avoid possible missteps, it’s important to acknowledge the differences between the community and academic settings, according to two medical directors with whom we spoke. For example, in the rural, 47-bed Riverside… [Read More]