A pair of rural South Carolina hospitals that may soon shutter their doors is the latest example of the pressure on rural hospitalists, says a veteran HM director. But hospital closures also give rural hospitalists the opportunity to carve out a niche doing medical work that best serves their community. Marlboro Park Hospital and Chesterfield… [Read More]
News that the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) will reboot its controversial Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program is an opportunity for hospitalists to help shape their own professional development, according to former ABIM chair and hospital medicine pioneer Robert Wachter, MD, MHM. A year ago, ABIM moved from an MOC every 10 years to… [Read More]
SHM has a new committee – the patient experience committee. Dr. Burke Kealey, current SHM President and associate medical director for hospital specialties at Health Partners in St. Paul, Minn., talks about how the patient experience committee grew from the work of an SHM task force.
Patient-safety guru Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, senior vice president for patient safety and quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, talks about hospitalists’ role in improving the American healthcare system.
SHM Public Policy Committee Chair Ron Greeno, MD, MHM, talks about policy issues facing hospitalist, and how “Hill Day 2015″ works as an advocacy tool.
HM15 Course Director Efren Manjarrez, MD, SFHM, talks about getting new and younger hospitalists involved in the annual meeting, as well as how to get the most out of the largest hospitalist-focused confab in the nation.
This month, we preview the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual meeting, HM15, coming to National Harbor, Md. from March 29 through April 1. HM15 course director Efren Manjarrez shares his approach to planning for hospital medicine’s premier event, and tells us how SHM’s diversity goals are mirrored at the meeting. Amidst our comprehensive HM15 highlights… [Read More]
SHM’s annual meeting returns to Washington, D.C., next month. For the third time in six years, HM15 will take place at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., and that means thousands of hospitalists will converge on the nation’s capital to learn and lobby. Posters, plenaries, and presentations aplenty will fill… [Read More]
SHM is introducing the Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant, an award of $500 a week for the summer to cover salary support for a student project related to patient safety/quality improvement or other areas relevant to the field of hospital medicine. For medical students, residents, and physicians early in their careers, there has never been a… [Read More]
Last year was a banner year for the hospital medicine movement: Hospitalist Vivek Murthy, MD, was confirmed as the U.S. Surgeon General, hospitalists across the country were recognized for their leadership of quality improvement, and a record number of hospitalists came together in Las Vegas to share successes, challenges, and knowledge at HM14, SHM’s annual… [Read More]