During a session at the Society of Hospital Medicine’s HM15 annual meeting, SHM Pediatric Committee chair Kris Rehm, MD, outlined a number of the committee’s current endeavors. They include: 1) American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Certification for Pediatric Hospitalists. Since 2010 a leadership group has worked on certification options. In 2013, determination was made that… [Read More]
HM15 presenters: Joshua D. Lenchus, DO, FACP, SFHM, and Nilam Soni, MD, FHM Summary: Drs. Lenchus and Soni focused on the forces that are driving the value and success of established procedure teams in hospital medicine groups (HMGs). These stem from a need to rapidly address the growing shortage of skilled internists who can perform… [Read More]
Day Four highlights from HM15, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) annual meeting in National Harbor, Md., just outside Washington, D.C.
HM15 presenters: Verity Schaye, Michael Janjigian, Frank Volpicelli, Susan Hunt. Performing a physical exam is the standard of care for evaluating patients. It has been shown to have higher diagnostic utility than many technology based tests. The physical exam is the Gold Standard for dermatological and mental status assessment for which technological tests are not… [Read More]
John Bulger, DO, MBA reviewed the components of the Choosing Wisely campaign and SHM’s recommendations in an era where providing high value cost-conscious care is key to optimizing the health of our patients. Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the ABIM foundation to foster communication between physicians and patients about common tests and procedures that… [Read More]
In this session, Drs. Michelle Mourad and Christopher Moriates took a systematic approach to answer quality questions that we commonly encounter in our hospitalist practice. They reviewed current evidence including meta-analyses and systematic reviews to arrive at an answer for various quality-related questions. These are summarized below: What are the common features of interventions that… [Read More]
Day Three highlights from HM15, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) annual meeting in National Harbor, Md., just outside Washington, D.C.
Day Two highlights from HM15, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) annual meeting in National Harbor, Md., just outside Washington, D.C.
Day One highlights from HM15, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) annual meeting in National Harbor, Md., just outside Washington, D.C.
Mobile devices put information in the palm of your hand. For hospitalists, this presents real opportunities to engage patients, improve care, and streamline hospital workflows. Two hospitalists who were early adopters of mobile tech in their practices, Dr. Henry Feldman of Beth Israel Deaconess and Dr. Richard Pittman of Emory University/Grady share their lessons learned,… [Read More]