Beware the data in relation to their intended purpose, hospitalist-researcher says
Patients, families must be engaged, empowered in med-rec process
Ted Tsomides discusses four elements that lead to med-rec confusion; Blake J. Lesselroth talks about EHRs and the “true record”
Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS, FACS, director of Somerset, Ky.-based Health Watch USA, discusses the lingering difficulty in changing the culture of medicine to embrace such proven HAI interventions as basic hand hygiene and checklists
Hospitalists are well-positioned to lead measured, team approaches to snuff out common hospital-acquired infections
“Med rec” translates to effective communication at every transition of care; experts say hospitalists should own the initiative
Hospitalists can help prevent hospital-acquired infections
Procalcitonin-guided therapy decreases antimicrobial duration in ICU patients; High residual platelet reactivity increases risk of cardiovascular events among patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing PCI; Conservative treatment of necrotizing pancreatitis is associated with improved outcomes; Cardiac MRI complements clinical findings in diagnosis of stress cardiomyopathy; Increased risk of potentially inadvertent medication discontinuation following acute-care hospitalization; Clinical exam...
Annual meeting is rich with opportunity to build new contacts, find resources
IOM report highlights health IT promise and problems
Short for “Coding Optimally by Documenting Effectively for Hospitalists,” CODE-H can improve the confidence that practice leaders and administrators have in their documentation and coding efforts through a comprehensive, eight-month program that includes webinars and a variety of other support resources.
The 2011 State of Hospital Medicine report offers insights into the operation of academic hospital medicine practices and how they compare with their nonacademic peers.
Robert Wachter, MD, MHM; Maggie Shatilla, MD; Jeffrey Sperring, MD; Gunjana Bhandari, MD; Bert Puckett Wall, MD
What is the epidemiology of 15-day readmissions to a children’s hospital?
Boston hospitalist foresees great change for growing field
2012 forecast: More coordinated, more accountable, more efficient care
Help stave off repeat hospital visits by engaging in frank discussions with the patient or nursing-home facility staff about the goals of care
Emory School of Medicine’s Division of Hospital Medicine supports faculty development training in the areas of administrative leadership, quality improvement and research, and education and training
Report counts proportion of each state’s hospitals with access to organized palliative-care programs
The Institute of Medicine identifies potential harm that could stem from a digital healthcare system
Hospitalists can be at the forefront of the changes needed to reduce costs and improve profitability
You have a voice, so cast a vote for SHM’s board of directors
…to embrace children's books, Twitter, and Kim Kardashian
Documentation improvement, regulatory acumen key maximization of Medicare dollars
How physician pay varies within a single site
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