Calling all pediatric hospitalists
Register for Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2017 (PHM17), the premier educational conference for pediatric hospitalists and other clinicians who care for hospitalized children. Re-energize your practice with the latest research, best practices, innovations, and more.
Register before June 7 to receive the early-bird rates. Visit for more information.
SHM can prepare you for MACRA
Visitfor general information and details in the MACRA FAQ and MIPS Tips links.
Don’t miss five new tracks at HM17
- Learn how to avoid diagnostic and therapeutic overuse, and how to move towards the right care for every hospital medicine patient with the High Value Care Track.
- Don’t miss the Clinical Updates Track, which provides evidence-based updates from recent literature published in medicine subspecialty fields and specific topic areas that all hospitalists need to know.
- Accurate and timely diagnosis are the two cornerstones of high-quality patient care. Find out what topics are in the Diagnostic Reasoning Track.
- Learn from experts during the Health Policy Track who will discuss the most current health care policy issues as they impact hospitalists and what we can expect from a new Presidential administration and changes in Congress.
- The Mini Medical Education Track is for hospitalists who are interested in improving their teaching skills.
Learn more about the HM17 schedule and offerings at
Prepare for the entire Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine (FPHM) exam with SPARK ONE
This self-paced study guide engages learners through an open-book format, allowing users to review detailed learning objectives and discussion points and define individual areas of strengths and weaknesses. SHM members Save $150! Learn more at.
Improve your treatment of VTE during Blood Clot Awareness Month
March is Blood Clot Awareness Month, and SHM recently introduced a new toolkit and guide surrounding treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the hospital setting. SHM has a history of providing cutting-edge resources in this space, and Steven B. Deitelzweig, MD, MMM, SFHM, FACP, FACC, system chairman of hospital medicine at Oschner Health System in New Orleans, was integral in editing SHM’s VTE treatment mentored implementation guide and online toolkit.
“SHM has an established track record of implementing evidence-based and guideline-driven learnings successfully, and we continue to see improvement across multiple facilities based on this work with this disease,” Dr. Deitelzweig says. “Whenever possible, I would strongly recommend taking full advantage of SHM’s outstanding programs as they are intensely developed by experts for adoption at hospitals of different sizes, including community and academic centers.”
SHM can help you and your hospital improve treatment of VTE as well – learn how at .
Share patient experience success stories
Our Patient Experience Committee wants to showcase stories of when care teams or their counterparts in the hospital made a notable shift in a patient’s experience: a special moment or interaction; a successful improvement project; an award for excellence in practice; a memo of commendation; a letter from a patient. Email examples of success to Claudia Stahl at
Brett Radler is SHM’s communications specialist.
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