By  | March 3, 2016 |  0
by: Greg Seymann, Chair of SHM’s Performance Measurement and Reporting Committee In England in the mid 1800’s, the concept that government had a duty to provide for the public health was taking shape under the leadership of Edwin Chadwick. At one point in his career, Chadwick struggled to improve staggeringly high mortality rates on British […]
By  | March 2, 2016 |  0
by Rachel E. Thompson, MD, MPH, SFHM With healthcare evolving from volume to value and from episodes of care to care for populations, many are looking at how to redesign our expensive surgical care models. Nearly a quarter of all hospitalizations in the United States are for a surgical procedure, and these are twice as […]
By  | February 23, 2016 |  0
Oftentimes that can be how hospitalists feel as they “battle” to provide high-value care (better care at lower cost) for their patients. But it does not need to be this way; there is a whole world all around us – doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers – that can help combat the problems of overuse, […]
By  | February 18, 2016 |  1
Don’t know about you, but I have found SHM’s Key Principles and Characteristics of an Effective Hospital Medicine Group to be a very useful framework for thinking about what it takes for a hospitalist group to be successful. The Key Characteristics seem to have resonated with hospitalists and hospitalist group leaders across the country. They […]
By  | February 16, 2016 |  0
By Rumman Langah, MD, FACP, FHM Being trained and board-certified in nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology, non-invasive imaging and cardiac stress testing has been an area of profound interest to me. As practicing hospitalists, we usually get called from our colleagues in emergency department to admit patients presenting with chest pain (possible angina or angina […]
By  | February 3, 2016 |  0
Kurt Pfeifer, MD, FACP, FHM Does the phrase “medical clearance” make your skin crawl? Perioperative medicine continues to be a growing part of the practice of hospitalists everywhere, yet for many this is an area they feel uncomfortable with. Never fear! Hospital Medicine 2016 has more perioperative medicine educational offerings than ever! On Sunday, March […]