SHM’s Eisenberg Award, Center for QI and More in HM News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: March 30 – April 13, 2017
Check out the latest hospital medicine and SHM-related stories in mainstream and healthcare news. For the full stories, click on the links below:

Joint Commission, NQF Name 3 Eisenberg Patient Safety Award Winners
The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum announced Tuesday the three winners of the 2016 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. The award, named after John M. Eisenberg, MD, the former administrator of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, has been given out since 2002 to recognize people and organizations for their work in patient safety and care quality.

April 4, 2017
Becker’s Healthcare
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See the Technology That is Making Care Transitions Better
Technology has created a new era of care transition that is empowering the post-acute sector while creating a shared sense of responsibility when it comes to the ultimate care of the patient. But although care transition has been a focus for years, it has gained greater prominence due to recent pressures of readmission penalties and prospective payment models that require providers to assume more risk, said Tom Sullivan, MD, chief strategic officer for Rockville, Maryland-based DrFirst.

April 10, 2017
Healthcare IT News
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Need a Hospitalist? Call a Nurse!
Hospitalist programs, common in medium-sized and large hospitals for years, have been too costly for many smaller and rural hospitals to adopt. But a new model using nurse practitioners opens the door for small and critical access hospitals, in some cases with dramatic results for patient outcomes and patient satisfaction, as well as for physician retention rates. They could even be a key to the survival of some of America’s most challenged hospitals.

April 10, 2017
Hospitals & Health Networks
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5 Hospital Committees Young Hospitalists Should Join
Joining a hospital committee can be an excellent way for hospitalists to increase clinical competence, better understand the healthcare system, develop leadership skills, and contribute to positive change, specialty leaders say. But how do you choose which committee to join? “It’s hard to go wrong if you’re a brand-new hospitalist and your goal is to get engaged,” says hospitalist Read Pierce, MD, associate director of the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency at the University of Colorado.

March 31, 2017
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Society of Hospital Medicine Advances on Multiple Tracks
When Jenna Goldstein first became aware of the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, she knew immediately hospitalists should become involved. As director of the Center for Hospital Innovation and Improvement at the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), Goldstein supports physicians and hospitals working to improve the safety and quality of care. SHM had already committed itself to advancing diagnostic safety; Goldstein recognized that the Coalition offered a unique opportunity to work with other organizations on this important and challenging topic.

April 2017
ImproveDX Newsletter
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Felicia Steele

Felicia joined the Society of Hospital Medicine in November of 2016 and serves as the Marketing Communications Specialist. She is responsible for overseeing day-to-day social media engagement, developing content that supports SHM’s brand and core values, monitoring SHM’s media coverage and assisting in the moderation of SHM’s online community, HMX.

Prior to her role at SHM, Ms. Steele was the Sales & Marketing Assistant at The MandMarblestone Group, LLC, a tax law consulting firm. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Public Health from Temple University.

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