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.
Choosing Wisely campaign targets waste and overuse in hospital pediatrics
September 8, 2021
Multiple medical societies collaborated to develop guidelines for high-value care with less unnecessary testing and hospitalization.
Hospitalists address patient experience during the pandemic
September 3, 2021
“A lot of the care hospitalists provide involves touch, sitting down and looking at the patient eye to eye, on the same level.” says Dr. Minesh Patel.