Opportunities are there—especially in hospital medicine—for female doctors to step into leadership roles.
10 tips that should help hospitalists treat their patients more effectively
First time the National Quality Forum and Joint Commission bestow honor on a professional society
With the appointment, The Hosptialist gains a high-energy physician with a broad spectrum of knowledge.
IDSA/ATS guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia; Improved asthma with IL-13 antibody; Rivaroxaban vs. warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation; Apixaban vs. warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation; Ultrasonography more sensitive than chest radiograph for pneumothorax; Current readmission risk models inadequate; Optimal fluid volume for acute pancreatitis; Low mortality in saddle pulmonary embolism.
Early IV fluids might be nephroprotective in diarrhea-associated HUS.
Podocyte cells, which make up the surface of the glomerulus, are pink in a 650x-magnification SEM. Glomerluar diseases can result from an acute illness, such as an upper respiratory infection, or chronic disease states, such as HIV. The Case A 52-year-old man presents with abdominal pain. His temperature is 100.8°F, his blood pressure is 170/90… [Read More]
SHM is proud to announce that Patrick J. Cawley, MD, MBA, MHM, Peter K. Lindenauer, MD, MSc, FACP, MHM, and Mark V. Williams, MD, FACP, MHM, have earned the Master in Hospital Medicine designation.
With this year’s annual SHM Awards of Excellence, thousands of hospitalists at HM12 saluted the leaders in the specialty.
Every year, primary-care physicians (PCPs) and hospitalists struggle to manage care for complex medically ill patients, according to a new survey conducted by SHM and QuantiaMD. Complex medically ill patients have two or more concurrent chronic conditions that require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living. These 4 million patients, which make up… [Read More]
Letter highlights critical distinctions in compensation for teaching Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses
The goal is to reduce preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40% and decrease preventable complications during transitions of care to reduce hospital readmissions by 20%
Now is the time to dust off your employment agreement and professional liability insurance policy and review what happen in the event a lawsuit is filed against you after you leave your current employer.
In some ways, Femi Adewunmi, MD, MBA, CPE, SFHM, seemed destined to become a physician.
Utilizing time-based billing principles allows a physician to disregard the “key component” requirements and select a visit level reflective of this effort.
A project to formalize “local leadership models”—partnering leadership teams comprising a hospitalist and a nurse manager on each participating unit—at the University of Michigan Health System helped to redefine the role of unit medical director and led to allocating sufficient time (15% to 20% of an FTE) for hospitalists to fill that role. The process… [Read More]
In January, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) selected 73 professionals as the initial set of advisors for its Innovation Center (http://innovations.cms.gov/). The advisors include 37 physicians, as well as some nurses and health administrators. Each advisor will receive six months of intensive training in quality-improvement (QI) methods and health systems research in order… [Read More]
Results from a survey to assess physicians’ and medical trainees’ perceptions and attitudes about the culture of patient safety at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center were reported at HM11 in Dallas by Patrick Kneeland, MD, who has since moved to Providence Regional Medical Center’s Everett Clinic in Seattle, where he… [Read More]
8.3%1 in 12 adults ages 21 and older Discharged from the hospital to the community were readmitted within 30 days, according to the National Institute for Health Care Reform. One in 3 (32.9%) were readmitted within one year, suggesting that a significant number of patients remain at risk for readmission far beyond the typically measured… [Read More]
Looking back, many of us saw the huge opportunity created by the CMS core measures a decade ago. A good number of core measures recently have been retired or suspended.
The views and ideas in The Hospitalist and the Journal of Hospital Medicine formulated and shaped the ideas of this young profession. Over the past few years, nobody’s voice has been louder than those of our editors, Mark Williams and Jeff Glasheen.
Jeff Glasheen’s tenure as physician editor of The Hospitalist ends with this issue.
This month I will focus on what can be thought of as the two components of “back end” throughput: effective management of length of stay (LOS) and patient discharge in the morning rather than late in the day
A corporate-jargon glossary for hospital medicine
Hospitalists routinely have to handle infection cases, but how well trained are they to do so, and how well prepared are the hospitals they work in to support them on difficult cases?
Infectious disease experts say hospitalists have to take care to narrowly tailor patients’ antibiotic treatments.
Whether you’re currently a hospitalist leader or preparing to become one, your leadership toolbox should include these essentials
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Listen to Bob Wachter, Norm Orenstein, and Michael Pistoria preview HM12 keynote addresses
HM12’s key speakers discuss the future of HM, the possibility of health reform being repealed, and how to get the most out of an annual meeting
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Listen to a senior research scholar Mary Gatta, PhD, discuss why gender pay gaps continue to exist
Dr. Gatta, senior research scholar at Wider Opportunities for Women, explains what hospitalists can do to address gaps in compensation
Jeffrey Sperring, MD, discusses his path to the C-suite and keys to his success