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Bob Wachter



The ABIM Controversy: Where the Critics are Right,…

“What’s up with the ABIM?” “I just got a note about an alternative board. Should I join it?” “Aren’t you… read more

3 years ago

Is NLP-Enabled Data Mining the Digital Breakthrough We’ve…

Natural language processing might seem a bit arcane and technical – the type of thing that software engineers talk about… read more

3 years ago

My Op-Ed in Today’s New York Times… and…

This week feels like the coming out for my new book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the… read more

3 years ago

Brad Flansbaum

Bio: Bradley Flansbaum, DO, MPH, MHM works for Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA in both the divisions of hospital medicine and population health. He began working as a hospitalist in 1996, at the inception of the hospital medicine movement. He is a founding member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and served as a board member and officer. He speaks nationally in promoting hospital medicine and has presented at many statewide meetings and conferences. He is also actively involved in house staff education. Currently, he serves on the SHM Public Policy Committee and has an interest in payment policy, healthcare market competition, health disparities, cost-effectiveness analysis, and pain and palliative care. He is SHM’s delegate for the AMA House of Delegates. Dr. Flansbaum received his undergraduate degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY and attended medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. He received his M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is a political junky, and loves to cook, stay fit, read non-fiction, listen to many genres of music, and is a resident of Danville, PA.


Locums vs F/T Hospitalists. Do Temps Stack Up?

Do locums hospitalists outperform…or even make the cut? A new investigation tackles the question, and I will get right to… read more

1 month ago

If I Were You, I Would Not Be…

Last week I was in Dunkin' Donuts and noticed something odd—although the oddness did not strike me immediately.  The woman… read more

4 months ago

95% of Inpatient Providers Would Get an F…

You all think you know hospice. You don't, and I will tell you why. Hospice is a bastard child of… read more

4 months ago

Brett Hendel-Paterson

Bio: Dr. Brett Hendel-Paterson wears several varied professional hats. He is board-certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, and palliative care. He is a med/peds and palliative care hospitalist at HealthPartners Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. He also has tropical medicine training with a CTropMed® from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (, where he is a counselor with the clinical group. He is an assistant professor of internal medicine and global health at the University of Minnesota (, and he is a codirector of the University of Minnesota Global Health Course. His professional passions and interests span medical education, palliative care, health disparities, internal medicine, tropical/travel medicine, and immigrant/refugee health. When he is not attending he is active working with the global health track in the University of Minnesota internal medicine residency. He received his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College, attending the University of Minnesota-Duluth for medical school, and the University of Minnesota for his med/peds residency. Outside work, he spends his time chasing down his two sons in elementary school, enjoying the outdoors, exercising, cooking, and music. His recent diagnosis of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in the summer of 2013 has required some significant work/life rebalancing and has underscored the importance of caring for patients in an empathic and kind manner in times when many are feeling particularly vulnerable.


Pulling the Welcome Mat Out from Under Our…

We sat in the living room at a colleague’s home, drinking beer, wine or sparkling water, eating desserts, and talking.… read more

11 months ago

Finding Hope When There Is None

Young and in pain, she came to us from another country for a repair of a fracture. It wasn’t repaired… read more

2 years ago

Maintaining Balance

I’m not much for New Year’s resolutions. They seem to be too easy to break and lead to disappointment. But… read more

2 years ago

Brett Radler

Bio: Brett Radler is the Marketing Communications Manager at the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and has been with the organization since May 2015. He is responsible for managing SHM’s blog, The Hospital Leader. In addition, Brett develops content for SHM’s monthly newsmagazine, The Hospitalist, develops and refines SHM-branded content for multiple communications channels and oversees SHM's online communities. Brett holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and also serves as on-air talent at a New Jersey radio station in his spare time.


Politics & Patient Care, Expanded PA Roles &…

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: November 10 – November 28, 2016 Check out the latest hospital medicine and… read more

1 year ago

Pediatric HM Subspecialty, JHM Research & More in…

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: October 27 – November 10, 2016 Check out the latest hospital medicine and… read more

1 year ago

MACRA, Enhanced PA Care Models & SHM Members…

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: October 13 – 27, 2016 Check out the latest hospital medicine and SHM-related… read more

1 year ago

Burke Kealey

Bio: Burke Kealey, MD, SFHM is the Senior Medical Director for Hospital Specialties at HealthPartners Medical Group in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dr. Kealey began his career as a hospitalist in 1995 and has worked in medical leadership since 2000. In 2003 he was awarded SHM’s Award for Clinical Excellence. He has Chaired SHM’s Practice Analysis Committee and helped produce several of SHM’s Compensation and Productivity surveys. Dr. Kealey is a past president of SHM’s board of directors and has served as secretary and treasurer in past terms. Dr. Kealey has a strong interest in ensuring that hospital medicine practices are effectively managed with a strong focus on the triple aim of affordability, great experience, and best health for our patients. Raised in Texas, Dr. Kealey received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, his medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston, and then moved north for Internal Medicine training at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. While in chief residency he met his lovely wife Samantha, a Minnesota native and current Emergency Medicine physician. Together, they have 4 children.


New ABIM MOC Two-Year Plan for Internal Medicine…

After two years of study and conversation with the Internal Medicine community, the American Board of Internal Medicine announced just… read more

1 year ago

The ABIM Has New Plans for MOC and…

  We have more details on what the ABIM is considering regarding changes to the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process… read more

1 year ago

The Next Step In Transparency With Our Patients

HPI: The patient is a 54yo very obese depressed man with history of drug abuse, non-compliance with meds, and possibly… read more

1 year ago