Lisa Courtney’s journey into hospital medicine didn’t start with a chemistry set and didn’t take her to medical school. It started with a childhood friend and earned her an MBA. As a child, Courtney, director of operations for a multi-site hospitalist program at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Ala., knew a boy who was diagnosed… [Read More]
Cheryl DeVita, senior search consultant at Cejka Search, Inc., in St. Louis, Mo., offers advice on evaluating contracts and hospitalist groups.
Gregory Seymann, MD, discusses a Choosing Wisely program.
ROBERT FOGERTY, MD, MPH, a hospitalist and assistant professor of medicine at Yale University, talks about how his own bout with cancer as a college senior heading to medical school helped influence his I-CARE education initiative, which introduces cost awareness into internal medicine residency programs.
VLADIMIR N. CADET, MPH, associate with the Applied Solutions Group at ECRI Institute in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., discusses why it can be challenging for hospitals to reduce alarm fatigue and provides strategies to address this growing problem.
For Robert Fogerty, MD, MPH, it’s more than just a story. It’s a nightmare that he only narrowly avoided. Now a hospitalist at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., Dr. Fogerty was an economics major in his senior year of college when he was diagnosed with metastatic testicular cancer. Early in the… [Read More]
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]
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]
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]
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]