Posts by Felicia Steele

JHM Research, Virtual Hospitalists & Member Successes in HM News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: January 5 – January 19, 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: Journal of Hospital Medicine research was cited in article about treating patients with personality disorders. SHM Vice President of Membership, Ethan Gray, was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article discussing Doximity, a social media platform used by 68% of our membership. A local news article highlighted the benefits of the virtual hospitalist service provided by University of Iowa Health care and Van Buren County Hospital. An article in Modern Healthcare quoted Patrick Cawley, MD, MHM discussing the impact of providing open access of medical notes to patients. In a list compiled from LinkedIn data, hospitalist ranked number 8 in the highest paying jobs in America in 2017. SHM member Cristina H. Hung, MD will…

Hospitalist Demand vs. Supply, Medical Intuition & Year-End Successes in HM News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: December 22, 2016 – January 5, 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: Findings from the 2016 State of Hospital Medicine Report, including the high demand for more hospitalists, were highlighted in an article on Medscape. Through large-scale experiments, Medicare hopes to prove that better coordination will improve quality and contain costs of hip fracture and heart attack treatment. Tracy Cardin, ACNP-BC, SFHM’s blog post, “Count Me – and My Intuition – In,” in which she discusses the importance of learned experience in medicine, was reposted on Medpage Today’s KevinMD. Two Journal of Hospital Medicine articles were included in a list of the top 10 hospital medicine stories for 2016 by NEJM Journal Watch. The recognition of pediatric hospital medicine as an official subspecialty received honorable…

Big Win for NPs, QI Stigma & JHM VTE Study in HM News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: December 8 – December 22, 2016 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: The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is increasing veteran access to healthcare by allowing nurse practitioners to provide primary care. Chris Moriates, MD’s blog post, “How I Realized QI Could Be a Dirty Word,” in which he discusses the resident view on QI efforts, was reposted on Medpage Today’s KevinMD. Prominent SHM member and JHM deputy editor Vineet Arora, MD, MPP was quoted in an article about female vs. male doctors in The Washington Post. The CMS released new Alternative Payment Models to qualify under the MACRA Quality Payment Program. A study shows that hospitalists are able to identify and address early post discharge problems by holding a structured phone call with patients 2…

Obs. Status Updates, JHM & Member Research in HM News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: November 29 – December 8, 2016 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: An updated version of the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice (MOON), which alerts Medicare beneficiaries about the potential coverage consequences of inpatient vs. outpatient status at hospitals, was released by the CMS this week. Four pediatric hospitalists recently joined the team at Martin Medical Center in Stuart, FL making it possible for children to stay within their community for inpatient care. Journal of Hospital Medicine studies on 30-day readmission rates and patient-reported barriers to discharge readiness were highlighted in Pharmacy Choice. SHM member Ateev Mehrotra, MD is the lead author on a study that suggests patients can decrease their yearly medical costs by choosing a PCP with a low fee per visit. Two SHM members were featured…