Financial planning in the COVID-19 era
August 18, 2020
Many readers have expressed the fear that their retirement savings would never recover from the COVID-19 hit.
Tips for Working with Difficult Doctors
December 9, 2016
Intimidation, verbal outbursts, refusing to perform tasks—what to do when a nightmare doc is on your team
Observation Status Utilization by Hospitalist Groups Is Increasing
September 28, 2016
According to SHM’s 2016 State of Hospital Medicine Report, observation discharges accounted for 21.2% of all discharges, an increase from 16.1% in 2014
The State of Hospital Medicine Is Strong
September 14, 2016
With compensation up 30% since 2010, it’s a good time to be a hospitalist
Lesson in Improper Allocations, Unaccounted for NP/PA Contributions
June 22, 2016
I visited during a hot Florida summer in the mid 1990s and could readily see that the practice was great in most respects. The large multispecialty group had recruited talented hospitalists and had put in place effective operational practices.
Does U.S. Healthcare Need More Diverse Leadership?
June 9, 2016
Throughout its history, the United States has been a nation of immigrants. From the early colonial settlements to the mid-20th century, most immigrants came from Western European countries.
Things Hospitalists Want Hospital Administrators to Know
May 24, 2016
I think it is really cool that this publication has a series of articles on “What Cardiologists [or infection disease specialists, nephrologists, etc.] Want Hospitalists to Know.” I’m always interested to see which clinical topics made the list and which I’m already reasonably familiar with versus k
Care Teams Work Best When Members Have a Voice
March 30, 2016
I stumbled upon an absolutely brilliant TED talk about how we need to forget about the “pecking order” within workplaces and how we need to focus on team social connectedness as a strategy to enhance teamwork and productivity.1 I found the analogy in the presenter’s talk so incredibly poignant for t
Revisiting the ‘Key Principles and Characteristics of an Effective Hospital Medicine Group’
March 10, 2016
It has been two years since the “Key Characteristics” was published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.1 The SHM board of directors envisions the Key Characteristics as a tool to improve the performance of hospital medicine groups (HMGs) and “raise the bar” for the specialty. At SHM’s annual mee
WATCH: It’s All in Your Hospitalist Contract
March 9, 2016
Steve Harris, Esq., legal columnist for The Hospitalist, explains the ins and outs of a hospitalist contract.