By  | March 30, 2017 |  0
SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: March 16 – 30, 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. Journal of Hospital Medicine research that explores the treatment of “VIP” patients was highlighted in Becker’s Hospital Review, FierceHealthcare and […]
By  | March 23, 2017 |  0
Last month, I wrote about onboarding and the important responsibility that everyone associated with a hospitalist program has to ensure that each new provider quickly comes to believe he or she made a terrific choice to join the group. Upon reflection, it seems important to address the other side of this equation. I’m talking about the […]
By  | March 16, 2017 |  0
SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: March 2 – March 16, 2017 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: Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine is the first designation approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties as it […]
By  | March 13, 2017 |  0
I have been and will be light on the blogging these days.  However, a new JAMA online first study out looking at hospitalist Part B cost variation deserves some attention.  Bestill my heart.  It’s not about groups.  It’s about individual physicians.  The gap between high- and low-spending doctors in the same hospital was larger than the […]
By  | March 9, 2017 |  0
The term “patient-centered” has become a healthcare buzzword and was certainly popularized by the creation of the patient-centered medical home in ambulatory care. In the inpatient world, patient-centered rounds symbolizes this effort to improve patient experience and is the subject of a new study in this month’s Journal of Hospital Medicine, which we’ll discuss on […]
By  | March 7, 2017 |  0
Effective March 8, we have to deliver CMS’ Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice, the MOON, to all Medicare and Medicare Advantage patients hospitalized under observation status for 24 or more hours. This must happen within 36 hours of the observation order, even if eventually changed to inpatient status. A result of the well-intentioned NOTICE Act, the […]