Photographs from Hospital Medicine 2015, which took place March 29-April 1 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md. Photos by Manuel Noguera
Excerpts from our interview with Team Hospitalist member David Weidig, MD, director of hospital medicine for Aurora Medical Group in West Allis, Wis., about best practices for multi-site hospital medicine.
SHM founder Win Whitcomb, MD, MHM, chief medical officer of Remedy Partners of Darien, Conn., talks about the annual practice management pre-course in an ever-changing healthcare landscape.
New SHM President Robert Harrington Jr., MD, SFHM, talks about his views on hospital medicine, the society and the value of diversity and teamwork.
Session: Multi-site Hospitalist Leaders: Unique Challenges/What You Should Know HM15 Presenter/Moderator: Scott Rissmiller, MD Summation: This standing-room-only session was the result of a popular HMX e-community, which has become an active discussion board. As hospitals and health systems continue to consolidate across the country, there has been a rapid growth of multi-hospital systems. The role of… [Read More]
Hm15 Presenters: Chuck Ainsworth, MD, MCC,; Dan Virnich, MD, MBA; Roberta Himebaugh, MBA, SFHM; Robert Hickling, MHA; Sendil Krishnan, MD Summation: The presenters, a group of physicians and administrators for hospital medicine groups, explored three dyad models. These three models were: Office of the Executive, where there is one senior executive and a junior executive;… [Read More]
HM15 Presenters: John Nelson, MD, MHM; Daniel Hanson, MD, FHM; Darren Thomas, MD Summation: The presenters, from three entirely different geographic regions across the U.S., walked the audience through several different innovative hospitalist staffing models, from staffing in a multi-hospital system to integrating of advanced practice clinicians to deploying staggered staffing techniques to match the… [Read More]
HM15 Session: Putting Your Nickel Down: The What, Why, and How of Implementing Physician Value-Based Purchasing in Your Practice Presenters: Stephen Besch, Simone Karp RPh, Patrick Torcson MD MMM SFHM, Gregory Seymann MD SFHM Summation: HHS has set a goal of tying increasing percentages of Medicare payments to quality or value through alternative payment models,… [Read More]
HM15 Session RAPID FIRE PANEL: Hot Topics in Practice Management Updates on Key Issues, Including the Key Characteristics of an Effective HMG HM15 Presenters: Roy Sittig MD SFHM, Jeffrey Frank MD MBA, Jodi Braun Summation: Speakers covered timely topics regarding the Accountable Care Act, namely Medicaid Expansion and Bundled Payment arrangements; and reviewed the seminal paper… [Read More]
Jasen Gundersen, MD, MBA, SFHM, talks about mentors and assessing your personal qualities to be a good leader.