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...
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...
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.
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
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
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.
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