By  | April 28, 2017 |  0
I’m packing up for Vegas. I always look forward to the yearly conference. And back in Vegas, expectations are high. However, we all know there will be one or two distractions from the conference schedule. Here are few takeaways I hope to obtain from both the conference and Vegas. Building Community The Power of Networking […]
By  | April 27, 2017 |  0
SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: April 13 – April 27, 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: Medscape spoke with 3 members of the Annual Meeting Committee for an article that previews upcoming sessions and tracks […]
By  | April 24, 2017 |  0
How often do we get complacent with knowledge?  We hear the same thing over and over, and the message becomes lore.  Drink eight ounces of water per day or turkey makes you drowsy—not only do we as docs believe it but we tell family members and patients the same. I came across a new study […]
By  | April 20, 2017 |  0
Recently, the on-line version of JAMA published an original investigation entitled “Patient Mortality During Unannounced Accreditation Surveys at US Hospitals“. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effect of heightened vigilance during unannounced accreditation surveys on safety and quality of inpatient care. The authors found that there was a significant reduction in mortality […]
By  | April 18, 2017 |  0
As those of you who have followed my posts on this blog know, I’ve been spending a lot of time mulling over issues related to hospitalist job satisfaction and career sustainability. I’ve written about concrete things like re-thinking hospitalist work schedules and minimizing low-value interruptions, as well as more abstract concepts like assessing your group’s […]
By  | April 14, 2017 |  0
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: As a part of the I-PASS Study Group, SHM was awarded the Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for […]