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HM 14 Special Report: Care of the Hospitalized Patient with Diabetes

An update on the inpatient management of diabetes mellitus presented at the Society of Hospital Medicine's annual meeting (posted Apr 09, 2014)

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HM 14 Special Report: How to Organize and Implement a Successful Quality Improvement Project

Central steps include education, data collection, implementation, and strategy (posted Apr 02, 2014)


Featured In This Issue of the Hospitalist

April 2014
Management Material

Hospitalists’ Skill Sets, Work Experience Perfect for Hospitals' C-Suite Positions

OPhysicians with background in hospital medicine, leadership qualities are natural fits for executive ranks

Two Midnight

Delays, Controversy Muddle CMS’ Two-Midnight Rule for Hospital Patient Admissions

Reimbursement Regulation for observations inpatient status of Medicare, Medicaid patients won't go into effect until October 1

Listen Now! Patrick Torcson, MD, MMM, SFHM, discusses how being a hospitalist prepared him for the C-suite

Dr. Torcson discusses his path to the C-suite, how being a hospitalist helped prepare him for that role, and the essential qualities of leadership

Four Hospitalists Retrace Path to C-Suite Executive Ranks

Drs. Brian Harte, Nasim Afsar, Patrick Torcson, Steve Narang discuss the qualities, skills, strategies that landed them in hospitals' top spots


Exclusive News from the Hospitalist eWire

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Frustration Grows with SGR Fix, ICD-10 Transition

Congressional vote delays inevitable healthcare changes, leaves physicians in lurch

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New SHM Board Member Danielle Scheurer, MD, MSRC, SFHM, Expands Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

Quality improvement, healthcare system effectiveness are top priorities for new SHM board member




Is it Acquired Hemophilia or Something Else? Unexplained Bleeding in Hospitalized Patients
This live CME webinar has been designed to meet the educational needs of hospitalists and other healthcare providers that are interested in managing hospitalized patients with bleeding disorders such as acquired hemophilia and unexplained bleeding due to a coagulation factor deficiency. Register now to participate in the live event on Thursday, Nov. 21, at noon EST.

Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia: Inpatient Strategy for Hospitalists
This interactive monograph will bring hospitalists up to date on evidence-based CABP management, JC/CMS Core Measure guidance, and anti-infective treatment options that are aligned with antimicrobial stewardship principles. Hospitalists will use this knowledge to provide the best possible treatment and outcomes for patients while preserving the efficacy of available antibiotics for future use.

Restoring the Balance: The Hospitalist's Role in Managing Hyponatremia
Panelists discuss the impact of hyponatremia, which affects as many as 30% of hospitalized patients and has been associated with negative outcomes in many chronic diseases (eg, heart failure, SIADH, and cirrhosis). Also included in this webinar are a review of available therapeutic options and provide clinical scenarios that demonstrate the hospitalist’s role in managing this serious metabolic disorder.



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