Hospitalists Talk about Rebuilding Trust in Health Care
May 2, 2022
Dr. Mehta Trust is fundamental to the practice of medicine. As the foundation of a therapeutic relationship, it’s essential for effective care delivery. Trust is a fragile bond, an agreement...
Hospital Supply Chains
May 2, 2022
The supply chain. Lean manufacturing. Just-in-time economy. Unless you hold a business degree or just love reading the Wall Street Journal, chances are these terms weren’t part of your vocabulary...
The evolution of the hospitalist
March 30, 2022
Dr. Ramanathan Dr. Chmelik The term hospitalist was coined in 1996 in a New England Journal of Medicine article written by Dr. Robert Wachter—often considered the father of the field. The need...
A different kind of leadership rounds
January 7, 2022
In the early 2000s, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement helped popularize the idea of Leadership WalkRounds, encouraging health care leaders to regularly visit frontline clinical units to hear...
Does morning discharge really improve hospital throughput?
December 13, 2021
Focus on the actual processes that create bottlenecks preventing throughput.
Chronically interrupted: The importance of communication with patient and family during the COVID-19 pandemic
December 9, 2021
The quantitative and qualitative steps of transition of care should overcome disconnect between teams.
Pandemic innovations that will outlast COVID
November 11, 2021
Hospitalists discuss process changes implemented during the pandemic that will likely survive it.
Geographic cohorting increased direct care time and interruptions
October 20, 2021
Does geographic cohorting improve hospitalist efficiency?
QI reduces daily labs and promotes sleep-friendly lab timing
October 15, 2021
Will a quality improvement project involving physician education and an EHR shortcut reduce the quantity and optimize the timing of daily routine labs on medical inpatients?
New CMS rule challenges hospitals, but not vendors, to make EHRs safer
September 14, 2021
When hospitals and health care systems start to assess their systems, many will be surprised at what they are not doing or not doing right, one expert says.