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Society of Hospital Medicine Pediatric Committee Updates at HM15

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]

Enhancing Physical Exam Skills, and Strategies to Teach Them

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]

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Choosing Wisely in Hospital Medicine: Accomplishments and What the Future Holds

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]

Striving For Optimal Care: Updates in Quality, Value, and Patient Satisfaction

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]

LISTEN NOW: My iPad Went to Medical School

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]