Posts by Felicia Steele

JHM Research on VIP Patients, Docs and Social Media & More in HM News

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 WBUR. Leslie Flores, MHA, SFHM’s blog post “Equal Time for Hospital Execs,” was reposted on Medpage Today’s KevinMD. A recent survey shows that more than half of healthcare providers remain unprepared for MACRA. Active SHM member and JHM deputy editor, Vineet Arora, MD, MPP, SFHM discusses how physicians, medical students and residents can utilize social media to improve their practice. Study: Physicians Feel Pressured to Provide Unnecessary Care for VIP Patients The study, published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine, surveyed hospitalists across eight hospitals about services provided to patients who are considered "VIPs." In some hospitals,…

SHM Member Nominated to Lead FDA, Focused Practice Update & More in HM News

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 plans a rollout of a more robust Focused Practice designation program. Scott Gottlieb, MD, SHM Public Policy Committee member, has been nominated to serve as Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. Along with over 30 other organizations, SHM endorses the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act. Journal of Hospital Medicine research on unnecessary testing for rare liver conditions was cited in HeathImaging and HeathNewsDigest, among others. JAMA study on hospitalist Medicare Part B spending shows that delivering more costly patient care does not impact clinical outcomes. An article in Kaiser Health News discusses…

Incorporating NP/PAs into Hospitalist Groups, JHM Research & More in HM News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: February 16 – March 2, 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: SHM member Tara Lagu, MD, MPH discusses her research on physician rating websites in articles on MedPage Today and Medscape. Two articles focus on the value of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in hospital medicine groups. SHM board member Tracy Cardin, ACNP-BC, SFHM also discussed effectively integrating NP/PAs into hospital medicine groups in a recent blog post. A news article reports on the benefits of the collaborative hospitalist program at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, TX. The benefits of the hospital medicine approach in quality and global health are highlighted in a recent post on Health Affairs Blog. Journal of Hospital Medicine research was cited in Medical Xpress and Knowridge Science Report. 1-Star vs…

Clinicians to Follow on Twitter, Opioid Management & Int’l HM in the News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: February 2 – February 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: JHM deputy editor, Vineet Arora, MD, MPP, FHM, was listed as 1 of 13 clinicians to follow on Twitter and was quoted in an article discussing mortality rates among U.S. vs. foreign trained doctors. Brad Flansbaum, DO, MPH, MHM reviewed this story in a recent blog post. Thomas W. Frederickson, MD, SFHM wrote an article for the pharma letter highlighting SHM’s Reducing Adverse Drug Events related to Opioids (RADEO) guide, for which he was the lead author Former SHM president Mark V. Williams, MD, MHM spoke about the evolution of hospital medicine at the first International Conference of Hospital Medicine in Taiwan. Journal of Hospital Medicine research from 2012 was cited in an article…

Hospitalist Tops List of Promising Jobs for 2017 & More in HM News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: January 19 – February 2, 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: Vineet Arora, MD, MPP, active SHM member and JHM deputy editor, was quoted in an article on improving and standardizing care transitions in The Washington Post. Based on the potential for career advancement, job growth and salary, hospitalist ranks number 1 in LinkedIn’s list of the Most Promising Jobs of 2017. Leslie Flores, MHA, SFHM’s blog post, “An Open Letter to Hospital Executives about Their Hospitalist Programs” was reposted on Medpage Today’s KevinMD. SHM member Robert El-Kareh, MD, MPH was quoted in an article discussing a self-analysis tool that can help build a family-centered plan in the ICU, which he helped develop. Former chair of SHM’s National Post-Acute Task Force, Dr. Olevia Pitts, is…