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The Society of Hospital Medicine Expands Learning, Networking Opportunities for Hospitalists


 

CME: Coming to a Screen Near You Hospitalists often turn to

SHM for continuing medical education (CME) credits. Soon, SHM members will have even more options for earning and tracking CME through its new Learning Portal.

Due to launch in May, the Learning Portal will give hospitalists new online content for hospitalist-specific CME credits. It will offer personalized portfolios to track CME credits earned through the Learning Portal and other CME sources.

For more on the portal, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org in May.

HMX: Expanding the Conversation with More Than 1,400 Hospitalists

More and more hospitalists are turning to HMX, SHM's online collaboration and discussion site, for questions and answers from their HM colleagues. More than 1,400 hospitalists have logged into HMX; earlier this year, HMX notched its 10,000th log-in.

For topics ranging from paid time off to working with post-discharge clinics to reduce readmissions, HMX has quickly become the source for practical, up-to-date information from hospitalists in the know. Plus, HMX users have posted dozens of helpful documents and other resources to more than three dozen active, topic-based communities on HMX. Others have used HMX to connect with other hospitalists directly through the HMX directory.

Are you ready to connect? Visit www.hmxchange.org.

Project BOOST: It's Not Too Early to Apply

The best hospital discharge processes start at admission. And, as with planning for patient discharges, applying for SHM's Project BOOST is best done in advance. SHM will be accepting applications for its 2013 cohort through June, but the process requires a letter of support from an executive sponsor and an application, so April is a great time to get started.

Just ask Jean Range of The Joint Commission: "Project BOOST provides a clear plan of action for hospitals who want to improve the discharge process for their older patients. Utilizing the free resources that BOOST provides will result in decreased rehospitalization and better patient outcomes—a win-win situation for all involved."

For more information, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org/boost.

Hospitalists Can Lead by Following (and Friending)

SHM's presence is growing. More than 1,600 hospitalists and others interested in HM are getting the latest updates about hospital medicine from @SHMLive, SHM's Twitter feed. And SHM's Facebook page has received nearly 2,200 "likes."

To join the HM movement through social media, visit SHM's profiles on:

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