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Building a better SHM

New HMX platform and website are highlights


As we enter the holiday season, the Society of Hospital Medicine is preparing to unwrap a refreshed experience for all members and partners.

Next month, SHM will launch its new association management system (AMS), its new online community platform for the Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX), and a brand new website to better serve the needs of its constituents.

While many may be unaware of the systems and platforms SHM currently uses, an AMS is essentially SHM’s EHR for its members. It houses each member’s information, so the more information SHM has, the more SHM can customize the types of information you receive. All systems will be integrated so you can quickly access information on the chapter, interest group, or committee to which you belong.

What does this mean to you?

• You’ll be prompted to create a new password for your SHM account. When you set up your new password, we urge you to update your profile to make sure your information is current and that you are receiving content that is most relevant to you.

• As you update your profile, you will have an opportunity to edit your email preferences. If you have previously opted out of SHM emails, we urge you to opt back in to receive information on your local chapter meetings and more targeted messages about SHM offerings tailored specifically to your interests.

• The SHM website,, will be optimized for your smartphone and tablet and have a fresh look and feel on all devices, complete with new, intuitive navigation and streamlined content – making it easier for you to find the information that is the most relevant for you in even less time.

• The Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX) will move to an intuitive new platform to enhance your online discussions and group collaborations, including chapters, interest groups, committees, and more.

In addition to these technological enhancements, watch for a refreshed design of The Hospitalist, the Journal of Hospital Medicine, and the overall SHM brand to bring a refined, sleek look to all SHM-related products, programs, and communications.

We look forward to better serving the needs of our members and partners with these improvements and encourage you to share your thoughts at [email protected].

Mr. Radler is marketing communications manager at the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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