Bringing Acute-Level Care to the Patient: Key Steps for Hospital at Home
August 1, 2022
Shutterstock.com As the hospital at home concept and care model gets more attention nationally, hospitalists often provide the leadership, clinical expertise, and labor needed to get these...
Gun Violence is a Public Health Crisis and as Hospitalists, It’s Time to Step Up
July 12, 2022
I did not think that becoming a pediatric hospitalist would require me to become an expert in firearm injury, but here I am. Every day more than 300 people are shot in the United States.1,2 That fact...
Intellectual Disabilities Call for Thorough Care
July 1, 2022
A 45-year-old woman with trisomy 21, hypertension, obesity, and obstructive sleep apnea arrives in the emergency department (ED) with a fever, a fast breathing rate, and a fast heart rate. Staff at...
Eating Disorders and ARFID Guidelines
July 1, 2022
Dr. Schwenk Drs. Krause and Rhee presented an update on the management of eating disorders and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) in the pediatric population. The audience was led...
SIG Spotlight: Quality Improvement
June 1, 2022
More than 25 years ago, hospital medicine was born out of the now obvious-seeming conceit that medical care for hospitalized patients could be qualitatively improved. So it’s no surprise that...
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.