By  | April 22, 2015 |  2
by Regina Heyl DePietro I sat in the office of a staffer to a Manhattan congressman and waited for the right moment to tell my story about my mother’s experience with advanced directives. Dr. Celine Goetz, a hospitalist from Mount Sinai, and I had practiced our talk in a large atrium a floor below. Our […]
By  | April 10, 2015 |  1
Imagine for a minute that you’re Bob Wachter. Last week, you introduced your book to more than 3,000 hospitalists at Hospital Medicine 2015 on a Wednesday. Then, on Saturday, your photo is on the cover of Modern Healthcare and you find yourself at the top of the list of its top 50 most influential physician […]
By  | April 3, 2015 |  0
One of my favorite things about being a hospitalist is attending the annual SHM meeting. I look forward to making new friends, reconnecting with old colleagues, and learning about what’s happening across the country. With so many opportunities to connect and educational tracks to learn from, this year’s conference did not disappoint in the slightest. […]
By  | March 26, 2015 |  0
by John B. Bulger, DO, MBA It began in the spring of 2012. A small sub-group of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee (HQPS) was given the task of coming up with five test and treatments that hospitalists overuse. The pediatric hospitalist community was already hard at work (and […]
By  | March 17, 2015 |  4
by Dr. Calvin Chou MD, PhD I recently finished service with a struggling intern. This intern (I’ll call her Mary) had “achieved” a reputation for being deficient in clinical reasoning, disorganized, argumentative, and unwilling to receive feedback. None of this had been communicated with me before I began work with her, but on rounds the […]
By  | March 12, 2015 |  0
by Drs. Daniel Brotman MD, FACP, SFHM, Sanjay Saint MD, MPH and Benjamin Mba MBBS, MRCP (UK), FHM, FACP This is Daniel Brotman, Director of the Hospitalist Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital and past Annual Meeting Director for SHM. I look forward to seeing you at this year’s SHM Meeting in Washington, DC, and hope […]