Career Dev

Use the Teach-Back Method to Confirm Patient Understanding

Editor’s note: “Everything We Say and Do” is an informational series developed by SHM’s Patient Experience Committee to provide readers with thoughtful and actionable communication tactics that have great potential to positively impact patients’ experience of care. Each article will focus on how the contributor applies one or more of the “key communication” tactics in… [Read More]

Locums

VIDEO: Locum Tenens in Hospital Medicine

Dr. Geeta Arora is a locum tenens hospitalist; James Levy is a PA who hires locums as the VP of Human Resources for Indigo Health Partners in Northern Michigan. They share their experiences navigating “freelance hospital medicine,” from both the medical practice and business perspective.

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Does U.S. Healthcare Need More Diverse Leadership?

Throughout its history, the United States has been a nation of immigrants. From the early colonial settlements to the mid-20th century, most immigrants came from Western European countries. Since 1965, when the Immigration and Nationality Act abolished national-origin quotas, the diversity of immigrants has increased. “By the year 2043,” says Tomás León, president and CEO… [Read More]

Everything You Want to Know About Living with a Hospitalist

As a hospitalist, patient satisfaction is top of mind. Then there’s another group of people whose satisfaction is also paramount: your family. What do they have to say about life with a hospitalist? You’re about to find out! The Hospitalist asked family members of David Pressel, MD, PhD, a pediatric hospitalist at A.I. DuPont Hospital… [Read More]

Clarifying the Roles of Hospitalist and PCP

Editor’s note: “Everything We Say and Do” is an informational series developed by SHM’s Patient Experience Committee to provide readers with thoughtful and actionable communication tactics that have great potential to positively impact patients’ experience of care. Each article will focus on how the contributor applies one or more of the “key communication” tactics in… [Read More]

Keys to Success on the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine Exam

The next sitting for the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine maintenance of certification (MOC) exam is November 10. As you prepare for your MOC exam, follow these key steps to success: Enroll in the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine MOC program by August 1 at www.abim.org. Schedule a seat for the exam before August 15… [Read More]

New Community-Based Palliative Care Certification to Launch

The industry’s first certification for home health and hospices that provide top-caliber community-based palliative care services in the patient’s place of residence is being launched by The Joint Commission. “As healthcare continues to evolve and the Affordable Care Act is beginning to impact the industry, one of the things that has come to light is… [Read More]

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WATCH: Mentoring in Hospital Medicine

Drs. Vineet Arora and Hyung “Harry” Cho offer  insight on how mentorship—giving, and receiving—is an essential part of all stages of an hospitalist career, in academic or community-based HM.

Tracy Cardin, ACNP-BC, SFHM

SHM Seats Its First Non-Physician Board Member

New Society of Hospital Medicine board member Tracy Cardin, ACNP-BC, SFHM, isn’t on the board because she’s a nurse practitioner (NP). But that doesn’t make her election as the first NP or physician assistant (PA) as a voting member of SHM’s oversight panel any less momentous. “I can’t describe to you how passionately I believe… [Read More]