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Society of Hospital Medicine Opens Enrollment for Practice Administrators’ Mentor Program

SHM’s Practice Administrators Committee piloted a mentor/mentee program in January 2014 as a way to assist those who were new to practice administration and/or to hospital medicine. SHM is continuing with the program and is now accepting enrollment for the fall of 2015. The committee first learned of the interest among practice administrators in a… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Website Boasts Resources, Guides

SHM’s website offers a wealth of downloadable guides and toolkits, authored by the national experts on topics like: End-of-life care; Opioid monitoring; Antibiotic resistance; Post-acute care; VTE; Pain management; and Coronary heart disease (CHD).

Start Planning Now for Hospital Medicine 2016

Plan your schedule today to attend HM16 in San Diego, March 6-9, 2016. Hospital Medicine 2016 has been updated to meet the educational needs of hospitalists of all stripes, with new sessions and pre-courses, as well as entirely new tracks on the most cutting-edge topics in the movement. New tracks planned: post-acute care, health IT… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Awards, Committee, Board Nominations Due October 16

Hospitalist Maintenance of Certification Exam Prep Tool Available Online

Studying for the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine Maintenance of Certification Exam? SHM’s new online test prep tool is now available! SPARK is the only test prep resource designed specifically for hospitalists and the American Board of Internal Medicine Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine MOC exam. Unlike other test prep tools, this focuses on topics… [Read More]

Hospitalists Can Earn CME Credits for Acute Coronary Syndrome Performance Improvement

Approximately 1.7 million patients are hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and 600,000 die of an acute myocardial infarction. Although ACS is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, a broad range of clinical strategies can affect outcomes if implemented effectively. In addition, quality improvement (QI) strategies implemented around ACS can improve performance on quality… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Hosts Future of Hospital Medicine Event Series

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) hosts a series of special events for students and residents on campuses throughout the country. Learn more about these networking receptions featuring nationally recognized hospitalists speaking on careers in hospital medicine. Jefferson University Hospital Oct. 21, 5-6:30 p.m. Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Room 101 233 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, Pa…. [Read More]

How Veterans Affairs Healthcare Services Are Like Accountable Care Organizations

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, an accountable care organization (ACO) is defined as a “group of doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to their Medicare patients.” The goal of an ACO is “to ensure that patients, especially chronically ill, get the… [Read More]