October 2010

Career DevCareer DevelopmentEarly CareerEducationHospitalists on the Move

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: HM pioneer Bob Wachter, MD, MHM, discusses the growing trend of specialist-hospitalists

Bob Wachter, MD, MHM, has watched the hospitalist movement grow from its infancy in the mid-1990s to more than 30,000 hospitalists practicing nationwide today. As professor and chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine and associate chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, and chief of the medical… [Read More]

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Innovative Use of Scribes in the Inpatient Setting

Over the past couple of decades, the ever-increasing medical-legal, financial, and patient-safety demands have led to a mushrooming of the amount of documentation needed during patient care, especially in the inpatient setting. With the advent of HM, that burden simply shifted to hospitalists, along with rapidly expanding patient loads as PCPs started delegating inpatient care…. [Read More]