SHM Media Highlights

SHM Member Moves, Pain Management and JHM Research in HM News

­SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: August 17 – August 31, 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 Past President Robert Harrington, MD, SFHM has been appointed President of SurveyVitals, a healthcare IT company. SHM’s pain management initiatives were called out in an article discussing the pharmacist’s role in transitions of care. A Journal of Hospital Medicine article on patients reporting breakdowns in hospital care was highlighted in Clinical Advisor, Cardiology Advisor, and Psychiatry Advisor, among others. Another Journal of Hospital Medicine article on diagnosing and managing COPD was cited on NEJM Journal Watch by SHM member Dan Dressler, MD, MSc, SFHM, FACP. A startup company called Aledade has raised about $75 million with the goal of reducing the cost of healthcare while improving how patients are treated. SurveyVitals® Names New President:…

Hospital Medicine Moves, JHM Research & Choosing Wisely Make HM News

­SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: August 3 – August 17, 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: Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, MHM announced that he will be leaving his position as chief medical officer at CMS to join Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina as President and CEO. Vineet Arora, MD, MPP, MHM was quoted in Becker’s Hospital Review providing insight on why female physicians may be less engaged with their work. Journal of Hospital Medicine research on breakdowns in care was highlighted in an article on The Clinical Advisor. Another Journal of Hospital Medicine article on communication methods in the hospital was cited in an article on HealthIT Security. SHM’s efforts in the Choosing Wisely campaign with the ABIM were cited in a recent article on Medscape. SHM Senior Marketing…

ABX Resistance, Blood Transfusions & Secure Messaging in HM News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: July 20, 2017 – August 3, 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 and three other medical societies propose eliminating 30 antibiotics from CMS list for sepsis treatment to lessen antibiotic resistance. SHM member Ian Jenkins, MD, SFHM was quoted in an article discussing his research on optimizing blood transfusions to improve patient safety. Journal of Hospital Medicine research on texting and secure messaging within healthcare organizations was cited in HealthIT Security, Becker’s Hospital Review and FierceHealthcare, among others. Another Journal of Hospital Medicine article on the benefits of Lean Six Sigma within healthcare organizations was cited in the Sage Journal of Health Management. Research presented at HM16 in San Diego on improving care coordination between hospital physicians and home health providers was cited on…

Value-Based Purchasing, Depression in Hospitalized Patients & More in HM News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: June 8 – June 22, 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 President Ron Greeno, MD, MHM discussed the outcomes of the Value-Based Purchasing Program with Medscape. Journal of Hospital Medicine research on depression in hospitalized patients was cited on com, Nursing Knowledge International, Health.com, among others. Brad Flansbaum, DO, MPH, MHM, Physician Editor of SHM’s official blog The Hospital Leader, was quoted in a New York Times article on the effects of a healthier roommate in the hospital. SHM’s new hospitalist education tool for antibiotic stewardship was highlighted in the CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog. Board member Danielle Scheurer, MD, MSRC, SFHM was quoted in a Johnson & Johnson press release discussing implementation of a new infection risk management initiative at the Medical University of…

SHM Movers & Shakers, Hospital Silos & JHM Research in HM News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: May 25 – June 8, 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: Robert Harrington, MD, SFHM, past president of SHM, brings the physician perspective to his new role as Chief Medical Officer at SurveyVitals, Inc., a patient feedback technology company. Immediate past president of SHM, Brian Harte, MD, SFHM, was profiled in a local news article discussing his experience in his role as Head of Cleveland Clinic Akron General. SHM member Rohit Uppal, MD, MBA, SFHM wrote an article for Becker’s Hospital Review on why hospitals should move away from departmental silos. Journal of Hospital Medicine research on symptoms of depression in hospitalized patients was cited in Pharmacy Choice, Medical Xpress and PsychCentral, among others. SHM’s Multimodal Pain Strategies Guide for Postoperative Pain Management was cited…
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