Career Dev

Instructor Sophia Rodgers, ACNP, (right) works with HM15 attendee David Quach during the “Medical Procedures for the Hospitalist” pre-course.

Mobile Apps Hot Topic for Technology-Minded Hospitalists

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—The conversation about hospitalists and technology can be pretty big. Rigmarole with rollout of an electronic health records (EHR) system is as much a rite of physician passage as Match Day. Administrators and C-suiters agonize over sprawling national initiatives (i.e., the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health [HITECH] Act of 2009)… [Read More]

Outgoing SHM President Burke Kealey, MD, SFHM, (far left) recognizes SHM chapter leaders at HM15: (l-r) Myra Rubio, MD, St. Louis Chapter; Kenneth Simone, DO, SFHM, Maine; Carrie Herzke, MD, SFHM, Maryland; Sowmya Kanikkannan, MD, SFHM, Philadelphia Tri-State; Rupesh Prasad, MD, MPH, SFHM, Wisconsin; Robert Gould, MD, Pacific Northwest; and Chi-Cheng Huang, MD, FHM, Boston.

Tips for Hospitalists on Finding, Working With Mentor

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—What do Harry Potter, Luke Skywalker, and Frodo Baggins have in common? Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP, SFHM, said each of the big screen superstars had a great mentor. Dr. Arora’s HM15 session, “Making the Most of Your Mentoring Relationships,” looked at the qualities young hospitalists should seek out in a mentor. She also… [Read More]

Salah Mohageb, MD

HM15 Q&A: How Will You Make Healthcare Safer?

QUESTION: Quality improvement guru Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, senior vice president for patient safety and quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, challenged attendees at HM15 to finish this sentence about how they will make healthcare safer: “I will…” The Hospitalist talked to a few doctors who accepted the challenge. “I will let them know… [Read More]

Dr. Harrington

Increased Diversity Strengthens Hospital Medicine

My path to the SHM presidency has been a long and winding one. After paying back some student loans courtesy of the U.S. Air Force, I joined a busy traditional family medicine practice. Routinely, we would have a census of 20-25 patients in our local community hospital on any given day, and we shared the… [Read More]