Posts by Felicia Steele

HM Highlights: SHM Members Discuss ER Utilization, Patient Trust & More

­SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: October 26 – November 9, 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 Shoshana Herzig, MD spoke with healthline about why so many Americans utilize the emergency room rather than other medical services. A physician profile of SHM member Shahid Ahmad, MD in Midwest Medical Education emphasizes the importance of patient trust for hospitalists. SHM member George Hoke, MD is one of two representatives from UVA on the High Value Practice Academic Alliance, working to improve healthcare by eliminating waste and unnecessary testing. Tommy Ibrahim, MD, MHA, CPE, FHM, FACHE was selected as Chief Medical Officer of INTEGRIS. Why Do So Many People Still Go to the Emergency Room? When Americans need healthcare, about half the time they’ll head to the emergency room. That’s the finding…

Opioid Safety, Choosing Wisely and SHM Member Successes in HM News

­SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: October 12 – 26, 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: Hilary Mosher, MD, FHM and SHM’s Reducing Adverse Drug Events related to Opioids (RADEO) Guide were featured in an article in Modern Healthcare. Christopher Moriates, MD, SFHM and Vineet Arora, MD, MPP, MHM, co-authored an article for Health Affairs on the growth of Choosing Wisely, along with other directors at Costs of Care. Brian Clay, MD, SFHM was named one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s 50 hospital and health system CMIOs to know. SHM is one of many medical societies that contributed to and concurs with the unchanged respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) recommendations. Journal of Hospital Medicine research on the effect of an informational CPR video on hospitalized patients’ code status was cited in an article…

SHM Member Research Breakthroughs, Pediatric HM Subspecialty & More in HM News

­SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: September 28 – October 12, 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: Ian Jenkins, MD, SFHM’s research on improving blood transfusion practices was highlighted in Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. SHM members Weijen Chang, MD, SFHM, Dan Rauch, MD, FAAP, FHM and Leonard Feldman, MD, SFHM discussed the development of the pediatric hospital medicine subspecialty with Medscape. Journal of Hospital Medicine research on association of health literacy with hospital length of stay was cited on Clinical Advisor. A Journal of Hospital Medicine editorial on the three-day hospital stay requirement, co-authored by Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, SFHM was cited in an article on HealthLeaders Media. Saving Blood: The Relatively Simple Task of Blood Management Want to save your bosses some money and improve patient safety? Improve your…

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…

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.…