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    Health care systems can do more to support environmental health services employees

    May 2, 2022

    Clinical question: What has been the experience of environmental services (EVS) employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic? Dr. Gordon Background: EVS employees play an essential role in...

  • Article

    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...

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    Opinion

    Lesson in Improper Allocations, Unaccounted for NP/PA Contributions

    June 22, 2016

    I visited during a hot Florida summer in the mid 1990s and could readily see that the practice was great in most respects. The large multispecialty group had recruited talented hospitalists and had put in place effective operational practices.

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    Opinion

    Things Hospitalists Want Hospital Administrators to Know

    May 24, 2016

    I think it is really cool that this publication has a series of articles on “What Cardiologists [or infection disease specialists, nephrologists, etc.] Want Hospitalists to Know.” I’m always interested to see which clinical topics made the list and which I’m already reasonably familiar with versus k

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    Opinion

    Attributes of Successful Hospitalist Groups

    April 27, 2016

    In the first two installments of my own list of attributes that are important underpinnings of successful hospitalist groups, I covered group culture and decision making, recruiting, the importance of a written policy and procedure manual and performance dashboard, and roles for advanced practice cl

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    Opinion

    Tips for Policy and Procedure Manuals, Along with Roles for NP/PAs

    March 31, 2016

    Editor’s note: Second in a three-part series. This month continues my list of important issues that help position your hospitalist group for greatest success.

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    Opinion

    A New Schedule Could Be Better for Your Hospitalist Group

    January 13, 2016

    Present “hospitalist” in a word association exercise to a wide range of healthcare personnel in clinical and administrative roles, and many would instantly respond with “seven-on/seven-off schedule.” Some numbers from SHM’s 2014 State of Hospital Medicine report: 53.8%: Portion of hospitalist