Do we encourage all doctors to participate, or do we require all doctors to participate?
With no clear guideline, HM groups search for the perfect number. Some say more is better, some say less.
Hospitalist views on readmission prevention;2 Characteristics of hospital ICU readmission; Effect of clopidogrel on bleeding outcomes in vascular surgery; Time- versus tissue-based diagnosis of TIA; ETT versus ETT with imaging for the diagnosis of CAD in women; Effect of high urine output with adequate hydration on contrast-induced nephropathy; Stroke rate in CABG patients with severe carotid artery stenosis; Effect of cardiac arrest on long-term cognition
Forward thinking and clear communication are the keys to safe, worry-free transitions
This year’s presenters at SHM’s annual meeting will frame the conversations that hospitalists will have at HM13
The report provides thousands of data points that enable hospitalists to compare their own group’s productivity and compensation against national and regional averages
Congress was going to finally put an end to the Sustainable Growth Rate formula in 2011. What happened?
March S. Demyun, MD; J.P. Valin, MD; Sarah Swift, MD; David Levy, MD; Jaime Gray, MD; Vineet Arora, MD, MPP, FACP, FHM
CODE-H (Coding Optimally by Documenting Effectively for Hospitalists), is a series of Web-based education sessions that will help hospitalists optimize their revenue streams through better coding.
In 2011, nearly half of respondents to the SHM-MGMA nonacademic survey have NPs/PAs in their practices; academic hospital medicine practices were only slightly lower.
This study provides useful information to guide clinical decision-making in the setting of a young, febrile infant presenting with bronchiolitis.
Antibiotics are not recommended as empiric therapy for all patients with AECOPD
Preliminary data from a multidisciplinary patient rounding system shows higher patient satisfaction, positive feedback from staff.
The Center on Patient Safety at Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee has been awarded a grant from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study adverse events during the three weeks following hospital discharge, both for urban patients and those returning to rural settings.
Multiple efforts aim to raise awareness about hand hygiene in health facilities.
Percentage of responding physicians who say they are using electronic health records
Recognize warning signs, mitigate damage, and promote your positives
Physicians tend to undervalue their services, partly due to a general lack of understanding with respect to documentation guidelines
The Independent Payment Advisory Board will have the authority to cut Medicare provider spending to keep it below a cap, with unprecedented autonomy.
Nurse practitioner has 22 years of experience providing inpatient care
ACOs aim for quality care and cost savings; hospital medicine will be key player.
The measures matter to patients, info is publicly reported, and money is at risk.
It’s imperative for hospitalists to educate, advocate, and lead in healthcare.
Pre-existing diabetes, hypertension, and other ongoing conditions are tough enough to manage in children as they blossom into adolescents and then young adults. To make matters more complex, hospitalists on occasion encounter pregnant teenagers with chronic illnesses.
A new study evaluating outcomes for hospitals participating in the American Heart Association’s Get with the Guidelines program found no correlation between high performance on adhering to measures and care standards for acute myocardial infarction and for heart failure despite overlap between the sets of care processes.
Beware the data in relation to their intended purpose, hospitalist-researcher says
Patients, families must be engaged, empowered in med-rec process
Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS, FACS, director of Somerset, Ky.-based Health Watch USA, discusses the lingering difficulty in changing the culture of medicine to embrace such proven HAI interventions as basic hand hygiene and checklists
Ted Tsomides discusses four elements that lead to med-rec confusion; Blake J. Lesselroth talks about EHRs and the “true record”