Breaking News: X-waiver Eliminated
January 25, 2023
On January 12, 2023, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the immediate elimination of the X-waiver for...
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...
SHM Advocates for Hospitalists and Their Patients
May 2, 2022
Advocacy, simply put, is the act of pleading or arguing in favor of something. It’s raising the concerns and voices of a group to efficiently influence decisions and affect change within...
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...
Biden vaccine mandate rule could be ready within weeks
September 13, 2021
Companies that refuse to follow the standard could be fined $13,600 per violation.
FDA may okay COVID booster for vulnerable adults before weekend: Media
August 12, 2021
Between one-third and one-half of immunocompromised patients who didn’t develop detectable levels of virus-fighting antibodies after two doses of a COVID vaccine will respond to a third dose.
Opioid prescribing laws having an impact
August 11, 2021
The number of days an opioid was prescribed for each Medicare beneficiary decreased by 11.6 days in 2018 in states that imposed duration limits.
CDC calls for masks in schools, hard-hit areas, even if vaccinated
July 28, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once again is recommending that some Americans wear masks indoors. The agency has called for masks in K-12 school settings and in areas of the United States experiencing high or substantial SA...
The VA, California, and NYC requiring employee vaccinations
July 27, 2021
The trifecta of federal-state-municipal vaccinerequirements arrived as the nation searches for ways to get more people vaccinated to tamp down the Delta variant.
OSHA issues new rules on COVID-19 safety for health care workers
June 14, 2021
“The science tells us that health care workers, particularly those who come into regular contact with the virus, are most at risk at this point in the pandemic.”