Helping others find their joy
January 7, 2022
Dr. Weijen Chang My last editor’s column focused on crisis leadership, specifically the example of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s doomed attempt to cross the Antarctic, which nonetheless proved to...
Practicing HM in the Alaska Native community
January 5, 2022
The Department of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) in Anchorage, Alaska has served the Alaska Native community since 1999. Our group works with the community to...
A case-based framework for de-escalating conflict
December 14, 2021
De-escalation of a conflict is a critical and evolving skill and practice.
Does morning discharge really improve hospital throughput?
December 13, 2021
Focus on the actual processes that create bottlenecks preventing throughput.
Is mindfulness key to helping physicians with mental health?
December 8, 2021
“When we go into our state of deep rest in the meditation practice, which is two to five times more restful than sleep, it heals those stress scars.”
Care via video teleconferencing can be as effective as in-person for some conditions
December 6, 2021
Video teleconferencing works best for monitoring patients with chronic conditions, according to the author of a new paper.
Residency programs readjust during COVID
December 3, 2021
The pandemic has put a spotlight on the importance of being flexible.
Ten changes that could keep clinicians in the workforce in a pandemic
December 2, 2021
Doctors make checklist of low-cost action items to start addressing a wave of providers leaving medicine.
Did prior authorization refusals lead to this patient’s death?
November 29, 2021
Nearly 4 years after major organizations signed a consensus statement agreeing to improve the prior authorization process, physicians say little progress has been made.
Hospitalists helped plan COVID-19 field hospitals
November 18, 2021
Better to plan for too much than not plan for enough, say hospitalists who helped build COVID-19 field hospitals.