This month in our issue, we look at the challenges and rewards of global health work. Hospitalist Dr. Brett Hendel-Paterson, who participates in HealthPartners’ Travel and Tropical Medicine Center in St. Paul, Minnesota discusses how humility, curiosity, and hope are at the root of clinicians’ experiences in global health work, and the long-term commitment and social contract needed to do the job. Dr. Evan Lyon, head of the University of Chicago’s Global Hospital Medicine Fellowship program, shares how global health work has influenced his interactions with his patients.
For those attending the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual conference, HM14, we offer tips on using the HM14 In Hand mobile app to navigate the courses, events, and must-sees at this year’s convention.
Also in this issue, we look at what makes a hospital medicine group effective, offer Dr. Win Whitcomb’s primer on the relative value unit and its place in the shift from volume-to-value reimbursement, look at CMS’s efforts to increase participation in the physician quality reporting system, and our Key Clinical Question covers which patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures should receive antibiotic prophylaxis.
Click here to listen to the March highlights podcast.