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HM16 Session Analysis: Maximizing Collaboration With PAs & NPs: Rules, Realities, Reimbursement

Presenter: Tricia Marriott, PA-C, MPAS, MJ Health Law Summary: Ms. Marriott brought humor to a detailed #HospMed16 presentation on the rules of reimbursement and Medicare requirements for physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The session was packed with information regarding the Medicare regulations relating to PAs and NPs, as well as information from state… [Read More]

HM16 Session Analysis: Health Information Technology Controversies

Presenter: Julie Hollberg, MD Summary: Dr. Julie Hollberg, the chief medical information officer for Emory Healthcare, presented an overview of three pressing health information technology (IT) concerns at Hospital Medicine 2016, the “Year of the Hospitalist.” These issues are the use of copy-and-paste functions in electronic charting, alert fatigue, and patient access to electronic charts…. [Read More]

HM16 Session Analysis: Reinforcing Practice Culture, Maximizing Engagement Through Effective Communication

HM16 Presenters: Dr. Scott Rissmiller, Dr. Steve Deitelzweig, Dr. Jerome Siy, Dr. Thomas Mcllraith, and Dr. Michael Reitz Summary: This session at #HospMed16 explored lessons learned from five hospitalist leaders across the country about improving hospitalist practice through enhancing hospitalist engagement, group communication, and leadership development. It was proposed that the “new” value equation is… [Read More]

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10 Questions You Should Consider for Specialist Consultations

Caring for patients in the inpatient setting is complex and often requires consultation from specialists. Yet the actual skill of obtaining a consult is rarely taught. Medical students and residents usually learn by trial and error, becoming targets of frustrated consultants and suffering humiliation and much anxiety. To facilitate communication between the primary team and… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Awards Three with Exclusive ‘Masters in Hospital Medicine’ Designation

SAN DIEGO—The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) today named three new Masters in Hospital Medicine at HM16, the largest meeting dedicated to the hospital medicine specialty. The Master in Hospital Medicine (MHM) designation was introduced in 2010 to honor those who have uniquely distinguished themselves in hospital medicine through excellence in the field and healthcare… [Read More]

HM16 Session Analysis: Physician Engagement in Quality Improvement

Presenter: Jordan Messler, MD, SHFM Summary: The main objective of this lecture was to understand the culture that often limits physician engagement. It also offered insights on how to best understand motivators for engagement, and tried to focus on strategies to improve and create an environment for physician engagement. Despite strong evidence, there remains a… [Read More]

HM16 Session Analysis: Infectious Disease Emergencies: Three Diagnoses You Can’t Afford to Miss

Presenter: Jim Pile, MD, Cleveland Clinic Summary: The following three infectious diagnoses are relatively uncommon but important not to miss as they are associated with high mortality, especially when diagnosis and treatment are delayed. Remembering these key points can help you make the diagnosis: Bacterial meningitis: Many patients do not have the classic triad—fever, nuchal… [Read More]

HM16 Session Analysis: Hospital Quality, Patient Safety Update for 2015

HM16 Presenters: Mangla Gulati, MD, FACP, FHM, and Ian Jenkins, MD Summary: There is some evidence that hospital adverse events may be decreasing. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) report of Partnership for Patients data found that there were 1.3 million hospital-acquired conditions prevented from 2011-2013, translating to 50,000 lives saved and $12 billion… [Read More]

Start Thinking about Hospital Medicine 2017

Thanks to all who attended HM16 in San Diego! From the featured speakers—Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, and faculty—to the attendees and staff, it would not have been such a success without you and your enthusiasm. Join us again in 2017!… [Read More]

HM16 Session Analysis: Lead Your Way to Success: Five Key Lessons for Hospitalists

Physicians Nasim Afsar, MD, SFHM, and Eric Howell, MD, SFHM, presented key leadership lessons to a standing-room-only audience at Hospital Medicine 2016, the “Year of the Hospitalist.” The value of leadership and management skills is important in every day decisions from co-management of patients to motivating your teams. Dr. Afsar and Dr. Howell went into detailed… [Read More]