Posts by Brett Radler

JHM Research, Healthcare Legislation and SHM Member Success in the News

by Brett Radler
Media Monitoring Report: February 4 – February 18, 2016 Hospital medicine’s growth, Journal of Hospital Medicine research, healthcare legislation, an SHM member success and the impact of big data on medicine are included in this edition of SHM Media Highlights. An article in The Pensacola News Journal featured the pediatric hospitalist team at Sacred Heart Hospital’s pediatric residency program, noting the specialty’s growing impact at hospitals nationwide – both in pediatrics and general patient care. As additional positive press for hospital medicine, DoctorsLounge cited Journal of Hospital Medicine research, which reported increased patient satisfaction with overall care in a nonteaching hospitalist service than in a general medicine teaching service. As the Supreme Court regroups after the passing of Justice Scalia, Modern Healthcare reviewed the impact it will have on pending healthcare legislation, including cases on abortion, self-funded insurance and fraud lawsuits against healthcare organizations. Also in the healthcare policy arena,…
Brett Radler is the Communications Specialist at the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). He is responsible for managing the day-to-day social media engagement across SHM’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, and assists in the management of SHM’s blog, The Hospital Leader. In addition to his social media roles, Brett develops content for SHM’s monthly newsmagazine, The Hospitalist, and monitors media coverage relevant to the hospital medicine movement. Brett holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and also serves as on-air talent at a New Jersey radio station in his spare time.

Patient Safety, Hospital Innovation and JHM Research in the News

by Brett Radler
Media Monitoring Report: January 21 – February 4, 2016 Hospital medicine surfaced in a variety of medical and regional news outlets over the past two weeks, ranging from alarm management and hospital communication to creating a culture of innovation in the hospital and coverage of Journal of Hospital Medicine research. Medscape and Stat News focused on two important issues impacting hospital medicine: alarm fatigue and communication failures. Per Medscape, hospitals now must develop and implement specific policies and procedures for alarm management as part of the second phase of a Joint Commission initiative on alarm safety. Stat News highlighted the importance of effective communication among hospital staff after recent research revealed that nearly 2,000 patient deaths could have been avoided over the last five years had communication been better. Other media highlights include tips from Hospitals & Health Network for creating an innovative culture in the hospital, regional news coverage…
Brett Radler is the Communications Specialist at the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). He is responsible for managing the day-to-day social media engagement across SHM’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, and assists in the management of SHM’s blog, The Hospital Leader. In addition to his social media roles, Brett develops content for SHM’s monthly newsmagazine, The Hospitalist, and monitors media coverage relevant to the hospital medicine movement. Brett holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and also serves as on-air talent at a New Jersey radio station in his spare time.

Hospital Medicine’s Continued Growth & SHM Member Successes in the News

by Brett Radler
Media Monitoring Report: January 9 – January 21, 2016 The latest edition of SHM Media Highlights features the continuing evolution and growth of hospital medicine during its twentieth anniversary, performance measurement, SHM member successes, Journal of Hospital Medicine patient safety research and studies on how physicians choose their personal end-of-life care plans. In general hospital medicine news, The Advisory Board reviewed the growth of hospital medicine and current opportunities and challenges moving into 2016, while Modern Healthcare announced the increased hospitalist hiring rate in the Bon Secours Health System. Bon Secours is now home to 837 hospitalists and advanced practice clinicians. Prominent SHM members appeared in mainstream news outlets often over the last two weeks. They include Dr. Bob Wachter and his op-ed on performance measurement in The New York Times, Dr. Mark Williams and his appointment to the Editorial Advisory Board of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and…
Brett Radler is the Communications Specialist at the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). He is responsible for managing the day-to-day social media engagement across SHM’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, and assists in the management of SHM’s blog, The Hospital Leader. In addition to his social media roles, Brett develops content for SHM’s monthly newsmagazine, The Hospitalist, and monitors media coverage relevant to the hospital medicine movement. Brett holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and also serves as on-air talent at a New Jersey radio station in his spare time.

Hospitalist Unionization, Journal of Hospital Medicine Research Make National News

by Brett Radler
Media Monitoring Report: December 17, 2015 – January 9, 2016 Entering 2016, the latest SHM Media Highlights are robust, including stories on the unionization of hospitalists, Journal of Hospital Medicine alarm fatigue research, SHM member and organizational successes and a glance at the evolution of hospital medicine in 2015. The New York Times recently covered a story based in Oregon, where a group of hospitalists banded together to fight back against their hospital for outsourcing. Dr. John Nelson was quoted, and Dr. Brad Flansbaum followed up with a blog post reacting to the story on The Hospital Leader. The Wall Street Journal recently covered Journal of Hospital Medicine research performed by Dr. Chris Bonafide and his team at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, citing the need to lessen instances of alarm fatigue that could cause hospital staff to neglect true emergencies. Member and organizational successes comprised a number of media…
Brett Radler is the Communications Specialist at the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). He is responsible for managing the day-to-day social media engagement across SHM’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, and assists in the management of SHM’s blog, The Hospital Leader. In addition to his social media roles, Brett develops content for SHM’s monthly newsmagazine, The Hospitalist, and monitors media coverage relevant to the hospital medicine movement. Brett holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and also serves as on-air talent at a New Jersey radio station in his spare time.