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SHM Members Can Share Their Success Stories on Social Media

From care transitions to antibiotic stewardship, SHM members are making strides to improve the care of hospitalized patients, and we want to hear your success stories. That’s why we’ve made it easy for you to let SHM—and the social media world—know how you are improving patient care as part of healthcare’s fastest growing specialty. Share… [Read More]

Changes to Healthcare that Hospitalists Should Expect in 2016

On the heels of last year’s repeal of the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, 2016 promises to be a year of significant changes for the healthcare system. These changes will require providers to focus not just on the immediate pressures and requirements coming from Medicare, of which there are many, but also to look down… [Read More]

New SHM Members – January 2016

S. Godfrey, Alabama W. Mohamed, MD, Alabama S. Paladugu, MBBS, Alabama E. Razzouk, Alabama S. Bommena, MD, Arizona L. Ledbetter, NP, Arizona R. Nambusi, MD, Arkansas S. Asarch, California J. Barber, California M. Bikhchandani, California B. Boesch, DO, California C. Brown, California A. Bui, California E. Collier, California L. Demyan, California S. Dowlatshahi, California M…. [Read More]

Hospitalists Can Lend Expertise, Join SHM’s Campaign to Improve Antibiotic Stewardship

The CDC estimates that drug-resistant bacteria cause approximately 23,000 deaths and about two million illnesses each year in the U.S.1 Such unfavorable statistics encouraged the White House to convene a forum on antibiotic resistance in June 2015. The White House Forum on Antimicrobial Stewardship brought together more than 100 health leaders.2 Antimicrobial stewardship has been… [Read More]

Hospital Medicine Exchange Adds Mobile App to Mark Its 3rd Birthday

Three years ago, SHM launched Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX), an online collaborative forum designed to foster thoughtful discussions related to the hospital medicine movement, facilitate networking among SHM members, and house shared resources and best practices in the field. In celebration of this milestone, SHM has unveiled a new native mobile app for HMX, ensuring… [Read More]

Healthcare Policies Affecting Hospitalists, Hospitalized Patients Advance in 2015

Laws and regulations regularly impact hospitalists and hospitalized patients, which is why SHM’s Advocacy Department and Public Policy Committee (PPC) work on behalf of SHM membership, the hospital medicine movement, and its patients. This year has seen significant positive movement within several key policy areas for all of these groups. Some of these issues have… [Read More]

Top Trends at Society of Hospital Medicine for 2016

Ready or not, 2016 is almost here, and SHM is gearing up for another year jam packed with exciting, enriching opportunities for hospitalists and their teams. Here are 10 things to have on your radar as we head into the new year. 1 Hospital Medicine 2016: March 6–9, 2016 This year’s annual meeting in San… [Read More]

HM16 RIV Abstract Submission Deadline Dec. 1, 2015

Seize the opportunity to present your research, innovative ideas, and clinical stories to a national audience at HM16. Visit the submission site for full details. To ensure success, SHM strongly recommends that you complete your submission well ahead of the deadline of Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at 11:30 p.m. EST. For details, visit

Hospitalists Can Join SHM’s New ‘Fight the Resistance’ Campaign

In June, Eric Howell, MD, SFHM, SHM’s senior physician advisor, attended a White House forum on antibiotic resistance. That day, SHM committed to empowering hospitalists to fight antibiotic resistance through better prescribing behaviors. In a blog post on The Hospital Leader, Dr. Howell wrote, “This isn’t limited to a single hospital. There are now more… [Read More]