HM16 Session Analysis: Physician Engagement in Quality Improvement
March 8, 2016
Presenter: Jordan Messler, MD, SHFM Summary: The main objective of this lecture was to understand the culture that often limits physician engagement.
NPs, PAs Vital to Hospital Medicine
March 7, 2016
Yes, it’s time for another “year ahead” type column where the writer attempts to provide clarity on future events. What does “Hospital Medicine 2016” hold for us?
5 Tips to Finding a Good Locum Tenens Company
February 24, 2016
Over the past five years, I have worked as a locum tenens hospitalist with more than 12 different locum tenens companies. I have learned a lot through this process.
A New Schedule Could Be Better for Your Hospitalist Group
January 13, 2016
Present “hospitalist” in a word association exercise to a wide range of healthcare personnel in clinical and administrative roles, and many would instantly respond with “seven-on/seven-off schedule.” Some numbers from SHM’s 2014 State of Hospital Medicine report: 53.8%: Portion of hospitalist
Dr. Hospitalist: HM Groups Must Adapt to New Career Landscape
January 12, 2016
Dear Dr. Hospitalist: Over the past several years, we have had a problem with physician retention, especially with nocturnists, in our medium-sized hospitalist group.
Concerns Grow as Top Clinicians Choose Nonclinical Roles
December 22, 2015
On a spring day a couple of years ago, I met with some internal medicine residents in a “Healthcare Systems Immersion” elective.
Maintaining Board Certification Has High Hidden Cost
August 11, 2015
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) maintenance-of-certification (MOC) program could cost $5.7 billion in physicians' time and fees over the next decade, according to a new model study. "We estimate that physicians will spend 33 million hours o
TeamHealth Announces $1.6 Billion Acquisition of IPC Healthcare
August 4, 2015
TeamHealth has acquired IPC Healthcare in an all-cash transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $1.6 billion, or $80.25 per share, according to a release on the TeamHealth website.
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.
Specialty Hospitalists May Be Coming to Your Hospital Soon
July 29, 2015
Nearly 20 years ago, Bob Wachter, MD, coined the term “hospitalist,” defining a new specialty caring for the hospitalized medical patient.