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Choosing Wisely in Hospital Medicine: Accomplishments and What the Future Holds

John Bulger, DO, MBA reviewed the components of the Choosing Wisely campaign and SHM’s recommendations in an era where providing high value cost-conscious care is key to optimizing the health of our patients. Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM foundation to foster communication between physicians and patients about common tests and procedures that… [Read More]

Striving For Optimal Care: Updates in Quality, Value, and Patient Satisfaction

In this session, Drs. Michelle Mourad and Christopher Moriates took a systematic approach to answer quality questions that we commonly encounter in our hospitalist practice. They reviewed current evidence including meta-analyses and systematic reviews to arrive at an answer for various quality-related questions. These are summarized below: What are the common features of interventions that… [Read More]

LISTEN NOW: My iPad Went to Medical School

Mobile devices put information in the palm of your hand. For hospitalists, this presents real opportunities to engage patients, improve care, and streamline hospital workflows. Two hospitalists who were early adopters of mobile tech in their practices, Dr. Henry Feldman of Beth Israel Deaconess and Dr. Richard Pittman of Emory University/Grady share their lessons learned,… [Read More]

Learn & Lead

Leadership 101: Basic skills for early-career hospitalists

There are many practical skills you should hone if you are interested in becoming a team leader in your hospital medicine group—among them the ability to engage others, to effectively conduct an efficient meeting, and to meet project deadlines. But more basic than that, says Jasen Gundersen, MD, MBA, CPE, SFHM, president of the Acute… [Read More]


Hospitalists Gear Up for HM15

Hospital medicine will descend on Washington, D.C., again. At least 2,500 attendees are expected at SHM’s annual meeting, HM15, which kicks off March 29 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. The four-day conference—SHM’s third in the nation’s capital in six years—ends April 1 and encompasses: Seven pre-courses on March… [Read More]

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Movers and Shakers in Hospital Medicine, March 2015

Sam Bagchi, MD, is the new senior vice president/chief medical officer for Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Bagchi comes to Methodist from Vanguard Health Systems’ New England region, where he served as chief medical informatics officer and medical director of utilization management. Before Vanguard, he served as director of hospital medicine and associate… [Read More]