By  | December 31, 2014 |  11
Of the nearly 100 people I interviewed for my upcoming book, John Halmaka was one of the most fascinating. Halamka is CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a national leader in health IT policy. He also runs a family farm, on which he raises ducks, alpacas and llamas. His penchant for black mock […]
By  | December 29, 2014 |  3
Recently I received an elderly patient who had been transferred from another hospital where she had been admitted for two weeks. The pertinent information about this patient is that her son, a doctor, a pathologist, had arranged the transfer. The worst thing to have is a patient with a doctor for a relative. No, the […]
By  | December 23, 2014 |  0
by Dr. Darlene Tad-y MD The work of an academic hospitalist is never the same from one day to the next. Clinical patient care, medical education and scholarship are all part of what I get to do every single day. The photos below highlight why I love my career! I also have opportunities to add […]
By  | December 18, 2014 |  2
One of the things that I love about my job as a hospitalist is the ease with which we can develop friendships with colleagues from other disciplines. Since I am an inpatient physician, it’s not surprising that some of my good friends are cardiologists, nurses, endocrinologists, physical therapists and, of course, other hospitalists. In fact, […]
By  | December 16, 2014 |  0
With the festive season upon us, which often includes traveling, I thought I would write about something off the beaten track and share an interesting experience I had recently. A couple of weeks ago I had just returned to Boston after a trip to London. As usual I had taken the latest flight possible and […]
By  | December 12, 2014 |  0
HOSPITALIST TOP TECH GIFT GUIDE 2014 It is that special gift giving time of year. What to get that favorite hospitalist of yours? Don’t fret. I’ve compiled a short list of the hottest trending #hospitalistgifts. I may walk around the hospital with a pager like a 1980s drug dealer. But you can have the latest […]