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The Hospitalist Leader Blogger Recalls Advocating on Capitol Hill

The Hospital Leader Blogger Recalls Advocating on Capitol Hill

Editor’s note: Hospitalists of all kinds are sharing their perspectives and experiences at SHM’s official blog, The Hospital Leader, including a medical student sharing her new enthusiasm for public advocacy. For more blog posts, visit I sat in the office of a staffer to a Manhattan congressman and waited for the right moment to… [Read More]

How Hospitalists Can Support the Hospital Medicine Movement

There are all kinds of ways to show your support for the hospital medicine movement, including the following opportunities: Visit and share the new Future of Hospital Medicine website ( with medical students, residents, and colleagues. Plan to attend a Future of Hospital Medicine event in your city: Chicago: Rush University, Sept. 24 Los Angeles:… [Read More]

Observation Status Bill in Senate Doesn’t Solve Policy Problem

As you may have heard, H.R. 876, a bill unanimously passed in the House recently, requires a hospital to give adequate oral and written notification of a patient’s observation status. The bill has now moved to the Senate. “Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility Act,” known as the NOTICE Act, was sponsored… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Engagement Benchmarking Service Available

SHM’s new Engagement Benchmarking Service helps hospital medicine groups (HMGs) better understand how to engage their physicians for increased retention and performance. Now, SHM is offering the service free to SHM members as a way to build a database and familiarize HMGs with the value of the service. For details, visit

Hospital Medicine Exchange Posts Top Topics Among Hospitalists

More than 7,000 hospitalists have logged in to HMX to ask questions and share successes. These are the top topics hospitalists are discussing on HMX: PICC Line in IV Drug Users; Hospitalists Who Do Procedures; Census Cap Policies; Case Logs for Treating Patients on the Floors; and Medication Reconciliation. Join the discussion—or start your own—today… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Programs Help Improve Your Hospital

New Patient Experience Community and Resources SHM’s new Patient Experience Committee has begun convening resources and people to help hospitalists address the patient experience. In addition to new resources on the SHM website, SHM has set up an HMX community specifically dedicated to the many issues related to the experience of patients in the hospital…. [Read More]


Society of Hospital Medicine Events for Hospitalists in 2015

Pediatric Hospital Medicine July 23-26, San Antonio There’s still time to register for one of the fastest growing conferences within hospital medicine: Pediatric Hospital Medicine. For the first time ever, Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2015 will include speed mentoring, “meet the expert” breakfasts, and three new session tracks: complex care, global health, and information technology. PHM… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Learning Portal Adds Programs

Society of Hospital Medicine Learning Portal Adds Programs

Free CME is available to all SHM members, and new modules are added all the time. Here’s a sampling of the most recent online modules: Observation or Inpatient? Challenges and Successes in Implementing the Two-Midnight Rule. Primer for Hospitalists on Skilled Nursing Facilities: SHM’s first educational initiative, directed at a rapidly growing segment of work… [Read More]

Veteran's Affairs Education Programs Develop Hospitalist Leaders

Veteran’s Affairs Education Programs Develop Hospitalist Leaders

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is entrusted with three key missions: clinical care, research, and education. Although clinical care and research receive much of the publicity, the role that the VHA plays in education remains critically important to both current and future healthcare providers. As one of the statutory requirements of the Department of Veterans… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)-American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Joint Statement on Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine

Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Both the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) hold that the opportunity to participate as a Hospitalist should be granted to all physicians commensurate with their documented training and/or experience, demonstrated abilities and… [Read More]