Archive for September 2017

JHM Research, Readmissions Reduction & SHM Members Make HM News

­SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: September 14 – 28, 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: SHM Board member Danielle Scheurer, MD, SFHM, MSCR and research from the Journal of Hospital Medicine were mentioned in an article on hospitalist burnout. Journal of Hospital Medicine research on higher mortality rates in weekend hospital admissions was highlighted in an article on Clinical Advisor. Dan Brotman, MD, SFHM was quoted throughout an article on HealthcareDIVE discussing CMS’ readmissions reduction program. SHM member Jocelyn Edathil, MD, PhD is not only a hospitalist and assistant professor of clinical medicine at Temple University Hospital, but plays the dual role of unofficial hospital chaplain. Vineet Arora, MD, MPP, MHM’s blog post encouraging doctors to professionally speak out on health issues was reposted on Kevin, MD. Burnout Among Hospitalists…

Cultivating Women Leaders in Healthcare #WIMmonth #ThisIsWhatADoctorLooksLike

On my way home from Scotland, I had a moment to watch a movie while my daughter was caught up in the encore adventures of Moana. I stumbled upon Hidden Figures, the story of the African American women at NASA who helped launch John Glenn into space, relaunching the nation’s space program. These women were true heroes and patriots – they lived in a man’s world and a white world, and they still managed to overcome and lead when needed. Yet, their story was “hidden” from the public until years later when popularized into this screenplay. On the plane, I realized I needed a fresh take to start my women in medicine webinar for this month’s American Medical Association Women in Medicine webinar. Instead of exploring the ‘leaky pipeline’ resulting in 1 in 5 professors who are female, I wondered whether were there hidden figures – women leaders among us…

Da Vinci Wuz Here

Waiting to enter, the history began to unfold. As I glanced past the modern idle ambulances, the beauty of the porticoed walkways conveyed its antiquity. This entrance is a mere 400 years old, a recent upgrade to the 1286 facility. Once inside, through the automatic doorways, the lobby was not unlike many others. Couches framed the main hallway, busied with the crossing of staff in scrubs, wheelchairs whizzing by and staff using their badges to disappear behind doors as quickly as they appeared. Some were walking with heads high on their way out; visitors were walking in with nervous and blank looks with slumping shoulders. If it wasn’t for the Italian speech floating around, I could have been at my home hospital. I am about to walk through Santa Maria Nuova, in the heart of Florence. The tour will travel back in time 731 years, transporting me from hospice to…

Should We Really Focus on “Patient-Centered” Care?

“Patient-centered care implies that the patient is always right and that their opinion should win out over the physician’s opinion.” I read that quote from Dr. Katie Neuendorf in a recent article in The Hospitalist, and it resonated with me right away. In the article, Dr. Neuendorf explains that patient-centered care should really be “relationship-centered care,” which means that the relationship should be prioritized, even when there is disagreement in the plan of care. In this scenario, she pointed out that she can support the patient and still not prescribe a treatment that she feels is inappropriate. This is brilliant and beautiful. We know, as numerous articles have shown us, that giving patients what they want is not necessarily good for them. Patients with the highest satisfaction scores also have the highest mortality ratings. This is thought to be because patients may be asking for interventions, tests or prescription drugs…

Hospitalist-Pharmacist Collaboration, JHM Research on Depression after Discharge & More in HM News

­SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: August 31 – September 14, 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: SHM member Sandra Wilson, MD, FACP, FHM was highlighted in Santa Ynez Valley News discussing her personalized health care model. Journal of Hospital Medicine research on developing depression after ICU discharge was cited in Becker’s Health Review, Health Medicine Network and Medical Xpress, among others. ASHP and SHM’s joint statement on hospitalist-pharmacist collaboration was cited in an article on the expansion of inpatient clinical pharmacy services in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. Research presented at SHM’s annual conference on patient reported penicillin allergies was discussed in an article on Today’s Hospitalist. The success of SHM’s annual conference app was highlighted in another article on MeetingsNet, with quotes from Senior Marketing Manager Emily Daniele.…
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