Dr. Frost addressed more than 2,000 hospitalists at HM12
Pat Conway has a bold vision for healthcare, and hospitalists role in the system
Part-time physicians report higher work satisfaction, less burnout, and greater work control
Janet Nagamine says hospitals need to be more flexible with schedules; Iris Grimm says work-life balance differs from person to person
Ethan Cumbler, Vineet Arora, and Dwayne Gard
Individual hospitalists can mitigate strain and dissatisfaction by assessing their life and goals, and developing a work-life balance that is right for them.
SHM’s annual meeting, held April 1-4 at the San Diego Convention Center, drew thousands to educational sessions, CME-eligible pre-courses, and plenary addresses.
Team Hospitalist delivers key takeaways from the annual meeting’s clinical tracks
Hospitalists looking for realtime advice on the business side of medicine came away from HM12 last month with brown bags full of tips.
“Veterans Administration Acute Care 30-Day Mortality Model: Development, Validation, and Performance Variation” poster wins honor.
Nearly 150 HM-focused innovations abstracts were submitted for the 2012 Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes poster competition at HM12, and more than 60 of the submitters were invited to display posters in San Diego.
This year’s pre-course lineup included the MOC test preparation, hands-on classes in medical procedures and ultrasound usage, and a debut class on “How to Improve Performance in CMS’s Value-Based Purchasing Program.”
SHM Public Policy Committee Chair Ron Greeno, MD, MHM, outlined how accountable care organizations are designed to change the healthcare payment paradigm.
The crossroads of patient safety, QI, and the use of technology from medical devices to iPhones was a major theme at SHM’s annual meeting, April 1-4 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Four hospitalists have joined Team Hospitalist, the only reader-involvement group of its kind in HM.
Online calculator helps prevent post-op respiratory failure; new drug for long-term treatment of PE; benefits of triple therapy for COPD; knee-length compression stockings as good as thigh-length for PTS; video monitoring improves hand hygiene; asymptomatic bacteriuria often misdiagnosed as UTI; CT accurate for lower GI bleeding diagnosis; switch from albuterol to lavalbuterol to reduce tachycardia not recommended.
What is the association between childhood urinary tract infections and chronic kidney disease?
Uncomplicated cystitis is one of the most common indications for prescribing antimicrobial therapy to otherwise healthy women, but wide variation in prescribing practices has been described.
In addition to the annual meeting, SHM and its partners bring hospitalists the very best in education, professional development, and networking in the form of in-person meetings.
Analysis of the 2011 SHM/MGMA State of Hospital Medicine report.
Jeff Dickerson, MD, Ignacio Calvo, MD, nurse practitioner Abe Keating, Eric McFarling, MD, Emily Hebert, MD
Are hospitalists eligible for health information technology incentives under stage 2 of meaningful use?
A recent addition of patient-safety metrics has rekindled skeptical questions about the validity, purpose, and effectiveness of public healthcare quality report cards.
Efforts to create a greater sense of urgency over patient satisfaction within the hospitalist service at the Cleveland Clinic using an eight-step model for changing organizational culture were outlined in an abstract presented at HM11.
Approximate number of million-dollar hospitalization bills in Northern California hospitals in 2010.
Both incidence and deaths related to the bacterial infection Clostridium difficile have reached an all-time high, according to the CDC.
In January, the American Medical Association announced a redesigned website for its Practice Management Center, a resource designed to help physicians manage their practice more effectively.
A study concludes that Hospital Compare, the government’s national hospital quality data reporting system, has produced no reductions in 30-day mortality rates for heart attacks and pneumonia.
I think it’s about time that we physicians take a stand and try to change some of the ridiculous word games going on in Medicare reimbursement circles.
Letter in response to "10 Things Hospitalists Should Know about Infectious Disease."
Game on with SHM’s Complex Medically Ill Project
We all must strive to consistently hold ourselves, and each other, personally accountable for embracing the work necessary to realize HM’s potential to be a true healthcare reform effector.
As an introduction to my new role as physician editor, I should explain why I took this on. Simply stated: I drank the Kool-Aid. I firmly believe in the power and future of hospital medicine.
Ideally, all communication about the hospitalist as an individual and the whole system of hospitalist care should help reassure the patient. Sadly, many people at the hospital unwittingly do the opposite.
Generally, when the ED doctor thinks that a patient warrants admission, then, in their mind, the case then belongs to you, not them.
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