Research shows pay gap exists between female and male physicians, and female hospitalists need to be aware and be prepared.
The world was a different place in 2008, the last time SHM’s annual meeting was in San Diego. Attendance at the yearly confab of hospitalists was almost half of what it is expected to be this year, healthcare reform was still just a bullet point for a presidential candidate’s talking points, and society leaders were drumming up interest in a new fellowship program they’d created.
HM12 isn’t for the faint of heart: Game-plan, don’t be shy, and implement what you learn.
In a restaurant, it’s called being in the weeds: when the duties of one’s job become so overwhelming that you can’t keep up with the pace. Think five new admissions at the end of a 12-hour workday.
HM12 is planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Blackwell Futura Media Services (BFMS) and SHM. BFMS is accredited by ACCME to provide CME for physicians.
Jeff Glasheen, MD, SFHM, has been going to SHM’s annual meetings for a decade. He’s played the part of poster presenter, session leader, physician editor of The Hospitalist, and even just a healthcare consumer eager to hear what a keynote speaker has to say.
HM12 is a perfect chance to learn about San Diego.
In April, thousands of hospitalists from across the country will be packing their bags and traveling to sunny San Diego for HM12.
Robert Wachter, MD, the author of HM blog Wachter’s World, might best be known for the penultimate address he delivers at SHM’s annual meeting. This year he takes center stage at the San Diego Convention Center at noon April 4, capping HM12.
Alcoholic hepatitis is a severe form of alcohol-related liver disease associated with significant short-term mortality.
Observational studies suggest that 50% of patients who develop a VTE in the hospital will do so despite appropriate prophylaxis.
Higher loading dose of clopidogrel in STEMI; early vs. late surgery following hip fracture; beta-blockers in chronic kidney disease; long-term azithromycin in COPD; CT screening for lung cancer; timing of parenteral nutrition in the ICU; intrapleural management of empyema with DNase and t-PA; effect of weekend elective admissions on hospital flow; expectations and outcomes of medical comanagement.
Is oral trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TmP-SmX) a therapeutic option for the treatment of acute osteomyelitis in children?
Dr. Anderson Wendy Anderson, MD, MS, assistant professor of medicine and clinician-investigator with the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Division of Hospital Medicine and Palliative Care Program, is one of three doctors awarded fellowships to improve health quality by UC Center for Health Quality and Innovation. Applicants were evaluated on application strength and… [Read More]
While quality improvement (QI) is the niche of hospital medicine, most hospitalists are not adept in this science. HM12 is an excellent venue for everyone to get up to speed on this necessary and vital aspect of the care we provide.
The SHM/MGMA 2011 State of Hospital Medicine report offers some intriguing glimpses into the world of pediatric hospital medicine. Last year, we received responses from 31 pediatric HM groups, more than half of which were academic (an additional 29 groups reported caring for both adults and children).
A lot has happened in the past year at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and many details can now be filled in. Some of those details directly relate to the work of hospitalists.
The near-viral adoption of smartphone technology in hospital settings has made headlines recently, raising concerns about distracted physicians, data security breaches, infection hazards from bacteria on devices, and even misplaced devices.
Percentage growth in health spending in 2010, to $2.6 trillion.
The Joint Commission in December issued a “Sentinel Event Alert” on the dangers of extended shift fatigue in healthcare workers, particularly for nurses who work shifts longer than 12.5 hours.
Doctors Helping Doctors Transform Health Care, a foundation-supported, nonprofit campaign, was launched Dec. 1 in Washington, D.C., to spur greater and more effective use of health information technology (HIT) by physicians to improve quality, safety, and efficiency.
A hospitalist-led project to improve bed assignment practices at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., reduced errors in patient placements to 3.1% from 9.4%.
A handful of pediatric hospitalists have assumed major administrative responsibilities in their hospitals. Most say their HM experience was crucial to the journey.
The Massachusetts experience represents a microcosm of what might be expected on a national scale with the Affordable Care Act: success in covering the uninsured, but persistent access and cost challenges that can only be overcome with fundamental payment reform.
When Ahmad Nooristani, MD, became a physician, part of his motivation was to help his native country.
It is my hope and belief that SHM will use your membership survey information appropriately when they organize committees and build leadership teams. This information will help SHM leadership understand its potential bias and guard against unintended consequences of their actions.
I view the annual meeting as a kind of toolkit: Have a problem, reach into the HM12 toolkit, and pull out your solution.
Hospitals are likely to increase their customers’ satisfaction by improving “frontend” throughput from the ED to the inpatient unit. In fact, CMS added two new core measures (known as inpatient quality reporting, or IQR) that hospitals began reporting on Jan. 1.
Is it legal to incentivize hospitalists to reduce readmission rates?
Pediatric hospitalists around the country have made inroads into hospital administration roles.
A surprising lesson from Massachusetts is that expanding health insurance coverage does not automatically improve access to healthcare services. Here’s proof.
The first step in negotiating is deciding to negotiate at all. Many employers initially offer a lower compensation package because they expect negotiation to occur.