Medicare Data-Sharing: Is CMS Preparing to Sell Beneficiary Claims Data?
Safety, equality should factor into HM groups’ coverage plans
Few studies have shown how to effectively improve communication to improve patient safety
Professional Dress Prevents Patient Misperceptions
Whose practice is it, anyway?
Hospitalists’ meteoric rise to relevancy is buoyed by a to-be-determined legacy
Defining ‘high-value’ hospitalist standards must precede process improvement
Pros and cons associated with new technologies in hospital settings
Competency is a global assessment and legal determination made by a judge in court. Capacity is a functional assessment and a clinical determination about a specific decision that can be made by any clinician familiar with a patient’s case.
Proposed ACO rules spark physician group backlash
Screening for AAA; Adverse events in atrial fibrillation; Biological treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases; Steroid treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases; Levofloxacin for H. pylori; Natural history of tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy; Predicting postoperative pulmonary complications; Code status and goals of care in the ICU
As HM programs mature, seasoned leaders begin to evaluate the leadership potential of their staff, both clinical and administrative. Although the skills that brought each staff member to their current position often are well above average, the personal tools necessary to lead teams will ultimately come to the fore. The need to develop and enhance… [Read More]
Answering the Call for Retrospective Regulatory Review
‘Hospitalist’ Turns 15, Thanks to Bob Wachter, MD, MHM
Dr. Greeno Cogent HMG has announced its new executive team and outside directors following the merger of Cogent Healthcare and Hospitalists Management Group (HMG). Gene Fleming, formerly president and CEO of Cogent Healthcare, will serve as executive chairman, assisting CEO Stephen Houff, MD, founder and CEO of Hospitalists Management Group. Ron Greeno, MD, a founder… [Read More]
New QI portal offers searchable database of tried-and-true projects
Your article “NPPs to the Rescue” (May 2011, p. 24) contained one statement that is at strong variance with our experience: All your interviewees are said to agree that a 1:1 ratio of physicians to NPPs is optimally efficient and that “having one NPP work with more than one physician is not sustainable.” My group… [Read More]
Studies hint at improved quality with HM, but imperfect measures and little comprehensive data spur calls for more research
As demand for 24/7 on-site coverage increases, HM groups wrangle with night-shift issues
Continued growth and relevance mean higher expectations in quality of care, training, and alignment
Planning, teamwork, understanding make for a baby-friendly workplace
Febrile Infants With Urinary Tract Infections at Very Low Risk for Adverse Events
Dr. Cawley, former SHM president, and Dr. Michota, chief of hospital medicine at Cleveland Clinic, forecast a bright future for hospitalists, but also expect growing pains along the way
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Listen to program directors discuss managing a group when a hospitalist is out on maternity leave
All HM program directors need to be aware of such federal laws as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, as well as the corresponding laws of the state in which they work.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Listen to HM pioneers John Nelson, Bob Wachter, and Win Whitcomb ruminate on HM’s 15-year anniversary
The Society of Hospital Medicine’s co-founders have witnessed explosive growth and maturation, and also see a bright future for a specialty that now numbers in excess of 30,000 nationwide