As the “patient-centered medical home” model gains steam, hospitalists should know what’s coming
In addition to the lack of specialist backup, recruiting doctors to fill hospitalist positions in rural settings can be a major challenge.
Unit-based rounding solves New Mexico group’s ills, boosts hospital’s bottom line
The main components of the PCMH and how they’ve been implemented in real practice
If the "patient-centered medical home" model does what it intends to do fewer people will likely be hospitalized.
Hospitalists can use flexibility and creativity to design HM programs that meet the unique needs of small or rural hospitals.
The obstacles faced by healthcare providers and patients in rural areas are vastly different than those in urban areas.
Recruitment of high-quality physicians is always a challenge. That’s where SHM can help.
Researchers estimate that it could take 10 years to get reliable results
Attorney encourages rural HM groups to learn rules, take advantage of resources
Dr. Martin Johns explains how rural hospitalist groups can overcome challenges and why physician assistants are key to that success
Kevin Eichhorn, MD, hospital medicine chief at Dean Health System in Wisconsin, discusses the hospitalist’s role in the patient-centered medical home model
Nebraska state officials explain why the J-1 visa process is more time-consuming than complicated
Nearly all CDIs related to exposure in healthcare setting; CT angiography safe to determine ED discharge in potential ACS; predicting physiological deterioration through EMR use; accuracy of rapid influenza diagnostic tests; multifaceted QI intervention improves ACS therapy adherence; rivaroxaban vs. heparin plus vitamin K antagonist for PE treatment; coronary stent implantation in CAD; prolonged prophylaxis use in hip-replacement patients.
The disease generally presents with a variety of signs and symptoms found with hyperthyroidism, but it can also carry unique clinical features unrelated to thyrotoxicosis.
Movers and shakers in hospital medicine; new business moves.
The academy’s three courses comprise the only leadership-training program specifically designed for the challenges hospitalists face.
What might not be of immediate concern to the newly minted, patient-focused doctor is the need to heal the medical system.
Project BOOST is a mentored-implementation, quality-improvement project.
SHM will begin accepting submissions for both the Annual Awards of Excellence and the RIV poster contest this month.
The impact of a clinical practice guideline for hospitalized children with community-acquired pneumonia on antibiotic selection.
New comprehensive guidelines deal with rate control, rhythm control, and prevention of thromboembolism.
Most physician employment contracts have them; know what yours restricts.
Internal medicine interns in San Antonio learn how to perform ultrasound-guided procedures.
Recommendation based on research suggesting 30-day death rates significantly higher in low-volume facilities vs. facilities treating more than 35 cases per year.
The year Medicare becomes insolvent
A new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends ways to manage the home care and care transitions of special-needs pediatric patients.
In a pilot program, mislabeling of blood specimens was reduced by 90% in less than three months.
HM appears well-positioned to benefit from changes brought about under the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s residency program regulations.
How do hospitalist-physician professionalism and shift work co-exist? How this question is answered is going to impact quality of care, recruitment, and staff satisfaction.
Understanding accountability begins with defining the term.
Hospitalists should embrace new era of transparency, collaboration
Solutions for physician disagreements over patient admissions
Medicine’s evolution shouldn’t undermine your expertise, autonomy, professionalism.
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