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Apply for SHM Fellowship

Have you been a practicing hospitalist for five years, a member of SHM for three years, and an attendee at an SHM annual meeting? If so, you may be eligible to set yourself apart as a leader in the hospital medicine movement who is committed to quality, improved outcomes, and exceptional patient care. Physicians, nurse… [Read More]

New Tool Kit Available for Treating Patients with VTE

To ensure hospitalists have the latest information about diagnosis, treatment, and transition of hospitalized patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE), SHM has developed: An online tool kit, including a literature review; implementation guide; and other references, materials, and tools such as discharge instructions and checklists A webinar series with free CME These resources are now available…. [Read More]

SHM Launches Enhanced SHM Learning Portal

You asked, we listened: Introducing the enhanced SHM Learning Portal! The SHM Learning Portal, the online learning home for hospitalists with all eLearning initiatives in one place, just launched a brand-new responsive design in March 2016. Feedback gathered by the Learning Portal team in the summer and fall of 2015 was used to develop a… [Read More]

Survey Helps Assess Engagement of Your Hospital Medicine Group

Engaged hospitalists drive quality care, and SHM has the tools to help you assess the level of engagement of hospitalists in your hospital medicine group. SHM offered a Hospitalist Engagement Benchmarking Service in 2015 and analyzed engagement of approximately 1,500 hospitalists. The survey can help open conversations about everything from relationships with the C-suite to… [Read More]

SHM Welcomes Member No. 15,000

As part of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s “Year of the Hospitalist” celebration of the 20th anniversary of the hospital medicine specialty, SHM recently welcomed its 15,000th member, Marilyn Glauber, MD, a hospitalist at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, N.Y. Now with 15,000 members and growing, SHM continues to change the face of… [Read More]

New SHM Members – May 2016

N. Abel, MD, Alabama A. Aboutalib, California A. Afzal, MD, FACP, California J. Allison, California K. Anand, MD, California K. Andruchow, APN, California A. Anter, DO, California M. Aresery, MD, California L. Atkins, MD, California N. Bassi, MD, PhD, California H. Briggs, MD, PhD, California E. Burgh, California C. Caulfield, MD, California P. C. Mohan,… [Read More]

Improve Your Treatment of VTE

It is estimated that 250,000 to 600,000 patients are diagnosed and hospitalized annually with venous thromboembolism (VTE), the third most common cardiovascular illness after acute coronary syndrome and stroke. An estimated 300,000 VTE-related deaths occur in the U.S. each year, which exceeds the total number of deaths from breast cancer, prostate cancer, AIDS, and traffic accidents… [Read More]

Annual Meeting Highlights Latest Research, Project Completion

One of the things that Jennifer Feighner, MD, cheerfully came away with at HM16 was how to better complete a task that is distinctly uncheerful but also important to any high-performing hospital: how to collect the data of the dead. The quality improvement session “Reducing Inpatient Mortality: A Standardized Approach to Identify Preventable Deaths” demonstrated still… [Read More]