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Dr. Wachter

Start Planning for Society of Hospital Medicine’s HM15 in March

“Super Bowl” of hospital medicine is less than three months away If you haven’t registered for the largest event in the hospital medicine movement, now is the time. You can still take advantage of the early registration discount through Feb. 2. And pre-courses, many of which fill up ahead of time, are still available. For… [Read More]

Hospital Medicine Events to Plan for in 2015

Get your calendars out now and plan for a successful 2015 with SHM and the hospital medicine movement. Leadership Academy Oct. 19-22, 2015 Every day, thousands of hospitalists are confronted with challenges that weren’t addressed in medical school. Topics like effective management, leadership, finances, and physician engagement are all pressing issues for hospitalists, and, for… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine’s Learning Portal, Toolkits Offer Educational Opportunities for Hospitalists

Hospitalists are good planners. They also are doers. For hospitalists eager to get a jump on learning, earning CME credits, and improving their hospitals, there are lots of opportunities to get started now. SHM’s popular Learning Portal continues to introduce hospitalists to some of the most pressing topics through CME-accredited modules. Most recently, the Learning… [Read More]

Dr. Smith

Academic Hospitalist Groups Use Observation Status More Frequently

Insurers’ use of certain criteria to separate hospital stays into inpatient or observation status remains widespread. Observation status ensures provider reimbursement for hospitalizations deemed necessary by clinical judgment but not qualifying as inpatient care. Admission under observation status impacts the patient’s financial burden, as well, with observation admissions typically associated with increased out-of-pocket costs. Although… [Read More]

Physicians-in-Training Committee Chair Outlines SHM’s Young Hospitalist Track at HM15

For the first time, SHM’s annual meeting will feature a daylong track specifically designed for young hospitalists: medical students, residents, and hospitalists just starting their career. Darlene Tad-y, MD, chair of SHM’s Physicians in Training (PIT) Committee, explains why young hospitalists are so important to the future of the hospital medicine movement and outlines the… [Read More]

Hospital Medicine Exchange Online Conversation Starter for Hospitalists

From finding the best scheduling software to glycemic control performance measures to staffing to workloads, Hospital Medicine Exchange has become hospitalists’ first stop for questions and answers from other hospitalists on a wide range of topics. In September, hospitalists posted nearly 250 discussion starters, questions, and answers, including topics like: Resources for ABIM Maintenance of… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine To Offer New Programming, Savings, Opportunities at HM15

Now is the time to register, make travel arrangements, and book hotel rooms before the rush. Starting early means saving money: The deadline for early online registration—$100 savings—is February 2, 2015. Plus, hospitalists staying at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, the official headquarters hotel for HM15, can save another $100 off their registration… [Read More]

Ebola Post on The Hospitalist Leader Blog Widely Viewed

Brett Hendel-Paterson, MD, hospitalist and assistant professor of internal medicine and global health at the University of Minnesota, reminded clinicians on “The Hospital Leader” blog about the need to respond to news about Ebola reasonably and with compassion. “It is okay if you do not know everything about Ebola, and it is even okay to be… [Read More]