Practice Management


Cut Costs, Improve Quality and Patient Experience

“Now that’s a fire!” —Eddie Murphy This is the final column in my five-part series tracing the history of the hospitalist movement and the factors that propelled it into becoming the fastest growing medical specialty in history and the mainstay of American medicine that it has become. In the first column, “Tinder & Spark,” economic… [Read More]


LISTEN NOW: Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Collaboration

This month’s podcast features Dr. Ken Epstein, chief medical officer for Hospitalist Consultants, a division of ECI Healthcare Partners; and Dr. Ken Heinrich, regional director with ECI Healthcare Partners and chief medical officer for emergency services for the ECI Advisory Group, discussing their ongoing work helping emergency physicians and hospitalists form collaborative teams. The focus… [Read More]


Primary-Care Physicians Weigh in on Quality of Care Transitions

A new study on transitions of care gives hospitalists a view from the other side. Published recently online in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the authors surveyed 22 primary-care physician leaders in California-based post-discharge clinics and asked them about ways to improve care transitions. Physicians’ responses focused on several areas that need work, most notably… [Read More]