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Here’s what’s trending at SHM – Nov. 2017

Get the latest news about upcoming events, new programs, and SHM initiatives


Recognizing American Diabetes Month, COPD Awareness Month, and CDC’s Get Smart Week with QI Solutions

  • There’s no better time than during American Diabetes Month to learn more about SHM’s Glycemic Control programs. Find out how your institution can submit point-of-care data to SHM’s Data Center, generate monthly reports and be included in the national glucometrics benchmark report. Hospital systems are also encouraged to subscribe to track and compare their individual as well as overall performance. Be one of the 100-plus hospitals nationwide that are supported by SHM’s respected Glycemic Control Programs. Contact Sara Platt for a free demo at [email protected] or by phone at 267-702-2672. For additional information, visit
  • November marks Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Month, and it is critical that hospitals begin to direct QI resources to improving care for COPD patients. SHM developed a free guide to help you make changes to COPD care at both the individual patient and the institutional levels. Whether you are a clinician, medical director, VP of quality or chief medical officer, these resources can help you. Visit to download the guide.
  • And, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC’s) Get Smart Week, SHM is committed to promoting improved antibiotic prescribing behaviors among U.S. hospitalists. Through the Fight the Resistance campaign, SHM has developed many antimicrobial stewardship resources, including an implementation guide, four educational modules, and posters to hang in your hospital. Learn more at

Present your abstract in front of a national audience at HM18

SHM is accepting submissions for the Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) Competition at Hospital Medicine 2018 (HM18). Based on past experience, the RIV Competition is likely to be one of the most popular events at HM18, enabling hospitalists from across the country to discuss emerging science and clinical cases, share feedback, and make valuable professional connections.

The always-popular RIV poster session drew a record 1,712 submissions at HM17.

The competition features more than 1,700 applicants vying for approximately 900 poster spots. Plenary and oral sessions are chosen from the pool of abstracts prior to the conference, and authors are invited to present on-site at HM18 in front of a national audience.

Many of the cutting-edge abstracts that are first presented at SHM’s RIV sessions go on to be published in highly respected medical journals. The competition also includes a special Trainee Award category for resident and student authors.

SHM is excited to launch the Resident Travel Grant for 10 residents to receive funding to help cover the costs of travel and accommodations to attend SHM’s annual conference. See full details on how to apply and the selection process at

The submission deadline is Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

Distinguish yourself as a Class of 2018 Fellow in Hospital Medicine

SHM’s Fellows designation is a prestigious way to differentiate yourself in the rapidly growing profession of hospital medicine. There are currently over 2,000 hospitalists who have earned the Fellow in Hospital Medicine (FHM) or Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM) designation by demonstrating the core values of leadership, teamwork, and quality improvement.

Apply now and learn how you can join this prestigious group of hospitalists at Applications officially close on Nov. 30, 2017.

The hospital observation care problem: Perspectives and solutions from SHM

Hospitalists provide the majority of observation care to Medicare beneficiaries and are often the primary points of contact for patients as they navigate the impact of inpatient and observation care determinations during and after their hospitalizations.

In 2017, SHM re-surveyed members to understand the state of hospital observation care after several legislative and regulatory changes. Through this new survey, hospitalists reported on their experience with the two-midnight rule and the impact of the recent Notification of Observation Treatment and Implication of Care Eligibility (NOTICE) Act, which requires hospitals to inform patients through the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON) form that they are hospitalized under observation. Read the white paper to get perspectives and solutions from SHM at

Introducing ‘Ultrasonography: Essentials in Critical Care’

Brought to you by SHM and CHEST®, the Ultrasonography: Essentials in Critical Care course will be held Dec. 1-3, 2017, at the CHEST Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center in Glenview, Ill.

Enhance your point-of-care ultrasonography skills through hands-on training by experts in the field. Discover key elements of critical care ultrasonography and practice image acquisition with human models using high-quality ultrasound machines in this intensive 3-day course. Participants will earn 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and MOC points.

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