By  | November 29, 2016 |  0
SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: November 10 – November 28, 2016 Check out the latest hospital medicine and SHM-related stories in mainstream and healthcare-centric news. For the full stories, click on the links below: Jordan Messler, MD, SFHM’s blog post, “A Letter to my Patients,” in which he discusses the lack of impact […]
By  | November 28, 2016 |  0
In modern medicine, we’re surrounded by EMR systems, lab tests and increasingly complex medical equipment. But I sometimes stop and wonder: Where does my intuition fit into the equation? Case in point: The other day, I had one of those days that happens in hospital medicine where nothing goes right. A patient admitted right at […]
By  | November 17, 2016 |  0
Dear Hospital Executive, If you are like many of the hospital leaders with whom I regularly talk, you’re probably concerned that your hospitalist program isn’t delivering the value you need in this metrics-driven and cost-constrained environment. You may see your hospitalists as disengaged free agents who either don’t know, or care too little, about contributing […]
By  | November 15, 2016 |  0
To my next patient: I often avoid putting my politics on my sleeve, as I don’t want that to get in the way of our relationship. I want you to know that I treat you as a fellow human being, no matter your race, gender, sexual orientation. With the election results, what will change about […]
By  | November 10, 2016 |  0
SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: October 27 – November 10, 2016 Check out the latest hospital medicine and SHM-related stories in mainstream and healthcare-centric news. For the full stories, click on the links below: The ABMS officially recognizes pediatric hospital medicine as a subspecialty with its own certification. Journal of Hospital Medicine research […]
By  | November 8, 2016 |  0
I was filling out my absentee ballot the other day, feeling despondent and uninspired at the choices that lay in front of me. Sensing my despairing emotion about the upcoming election, my 12-year-old daughter asked me what most Americans have been struggling with for months. “Mom, out of 325 million Americans, this is the best […]