Why Hospitalist Morale is Declining and Ways to Improve It
September 2, 2015
[caption id="attachment_11094" align="alignright" width="250"] Some hospitals have begun to resist providing more support, and this translates into stress and lower morale for hospitalists.
The Three-Year Plan
July 29, 2015
Although 2019 may seem like a long way away, it isn’t too soon to start thinking about and preparing for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or its (seemingly preferable) alternative, participation in an alternative payment model (APM) such as an ACO, a medical home, or a bundled payment
Tips for Hospitalists on Spending More of Their Time at the Top of Their License
July 29, 2015
[caption id="attachment_10717" align="alignright" width="250"] Image Credit: SHUTTERSTOCK.COMI think arranging post-hospital appointments should be no more difficult for the hospitalist than ordering a CBC.[/caption] Hospitalists spend too little time working at the top of their license.
Hospital Medicine’s Old Practices Become New Again
July 6, 2015
The musty collections of National Geographic magazines once found in so many basements are largely gone. Replacing them are dusty sets of the Advisory Board binders and booklets found in hospital administration offices around the country.
Bundled Payment and Hospital Medicine, Pt. 2
June 8, 2015
Editor’s note: Second in a two-part series examining bundled payments and hospital medicine. In full disclosure, Dr.
Standard Text Messaging for Smartphones Not HIPAA Compliant
June 1, 2015
[caption id="attachment_9892" align="alignright" width="275"] Image Credit: SHUTTERSTOCK.COM[/caption] Doctors were the first to begin using pagers and, along with drug dealers, appear to be the last to give them up.
LISTEN NOW: Win Whitcomb, MD, MHM, talks about practice management in an ever-changing healthcare landscape
May 1, 2015
SHM founder Win Whitcomb, MD, MHM, chief medical officer of Remedy Partners of Darien, Conn., talks about the annual practice management pre-course in an ever-changing healthcare landscape. [audio mp3="http://www.the-hospitalist.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Win-Whitcomb_HM15_FINAL_050215.mp3"][
The Biggest Thing in Hospital Medicine Since Patient Safety?
April 4, 2015
Editor’s note: First of a two-part series examining bundled payments and hospital medicine. Additionally, Dr.
Rapid-Response Teams Help Hospitalists Manage Non-Medical Distress
April 3, 2015
A team that could respond quickly to social and behavioral concerns—and not medical issues per se—would have tremendous benefits for patients and caregivers. I think there has been a steady increase, over the last 20 years or so, in the number of very unhappy, angry, or misbehaving patients (e.g.
Geographic Rounding of Hospital Nurses Challenges Unit-Based Theory
March 3, 2015
Nurses, of course, have always been assigned by unit—that is, geographically. So it should come as no surprise that searching “unit-based” at the-hospitalist.org returns many articles about assigning hospitalists geographically, but not nurses, partly because few would consider it a new idea.