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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]

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]

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]

Society of Hospital Medicine Plans Events to Link Hospitalists-in-Training, HM Leaders

Whether it’s the acuity of patient conditions, interest in quality improvement, or work-life balance, more medical students and residents than ever are interested in exploring careers in hospital medicine. That’s why SHM is organizing more events to link up hospitalists-in-training to leaders in the specialty. After successful meetings this year in Chicago, Denver, and Philadelphia,… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Event Dates, Deadlines

December 17, 2015 Masters Deadline for Nominations Do you know someone who has earned a place in the “Hall of Fame” for hospital medicine? Nominations for the Master in Hospital Medicine are due next month. December 31, 2014 Membership Ambassadors All active SHM members can earn 2015-2016 dues credits and special recognition for recruiting new physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner,… [Read More]

Hospitalists’ Potential Impact in Accountable Care Organizations

The rise of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), a group of healthcare providers who are answerable for the overall care of patients assigned to them, inclusive of quality and cost, accelerated as a result of the Affordable Care Act. In September CMS announced quality and financial performance results for the 18-month reporting period showing that 53… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine’s Advocacy Efforts, Then and Now

Another year older, another year wiser. SHM’s advocacy efforts have grown immensely in the last year thanks to proactive members who understand the importance of being involved and taking action. Because of member engagement—through the online Legislative Action Center and in-person meetings with members of Congress—hospitalists are widely recognized on Capitol Hill as thoughtful resources… [Read More]