Debriefings After an Unexpected Hospital Death or Code
February 1, 2024
Hospitalist and palliative-care physician Kencee Graves, MD, FACP, recalls participating on a difficult code-team response while still a new medicine intern at the University of Utah, where she is...
How Do You Ethically Integrate a GIP Hospice Service into the Hospital?
January 2, 2024
Case An 86-year-old female with a history of metastatic pancreatic cancer and diabetes was admitted for chest pain and dyspnea and found to have an acute pulmonary embolism. The hospital...
ChatGPT and AI: How Does Health Care Handle 1.0?
December 1, 2023
Health care, including hospital medicine, isn’t exactly known as the professional land of early adopters—and for good reason. The regulations that govern the care of hospitalized patients...
Secrets of Satisfied EHR Users
November 1, 2023
A report released earlier this year by KLAS Research identified more than 3,000 “highly satisfied” users of their hospital’s electronic health record (EHR), which has also been shown to be a...
Demystifying Performance Measures for Hospitalists: Discharge Before Noon
August 1, 2023
SHM’s Performance Measurement and Reporting Committee (PMRC) members debut a new column in The Hospitalist—“Demystifying Performance Measures.” This series intends to provide members with a...
Improving Communications Between ED and Hospitalist Physicians, Viewpoints from Both Perspectives
July 5, 2023
Dr. Michael and Dr. Andrew Pfeffer are brothers who each presented a side of the emergency department(ED)/hospitalist points of conflict. They set the scope of the talk with data from 2020 that there...
Becoming a Well-being Advocate
May 1, 2023
By now, burnout and its related toll on clinicians nationwide are recognized as a pressing crisis. While burnout among U.S. health care practitioners isn’t new, the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated...
Lessons in Redeployment from Adult Hospitalists
May 1, 2023
Diverse mid-adult nurses, mature adult hospital administrators, and senior adult doctors are standing around a table in a hospital board room. They are reviewing spreadsheets and charts containing...
Reducing Mental Health Care Barriers for Hospitalists
May 1, 2023
Clinical vignette MB is a 36-year-old woman who completed her residency three years ago. She has practiced as a hospitalist at a community hospital since that time. Throughout her time in medical...
Hospitalist Volunteers Give Back to Their Communities
April 3, 2023
For National Volunteer Month, April 2023, The Hospitalist celebrates four hospitalists who’ve found innovative ways to contribute their professional expertise to their communities. Bringing their...