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 is Leaving CMS to Head Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina
Patrick Conway, MD, is leaving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to become president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, the insurer announced today. He will join the company on October 1. Conway currently serves as CMS’ chief medical officer, deputy administrator for Innovation and Quality, and director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

August 8, 2017
Healthcare Finance
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4 Insights On Why Female Physicians May Be Less Engaged With Their Work
Roughly 84 percent of female physicians identified as not being fully engaged with their work and unlikely to stay at their current organization, compared with 78 percent of men, according to a recent athenahealth report. To explain the discrepancy, athenahealth assembled a panel of female physician leaders to discuss the disparity and provide additional insight into why female physicians may be less engaged.

August 10, 2017
Healthcare Finance
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Forty Percent of Hospitalized Patients Report Breakdowns in Care
About 4 in 10 hospitalized patients reported a breakdown in their care, including information exchange, delays in admission, team communication, and discharge, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Kimberly A. Fisher, MD, MSc, from the Meyers Primary Care Institute in Worcester, Mass., and colleagues interviewed a broad sample of patients during hospitalization and post-discharge to elicit patient perspectives on breakdowns in care. Interviews were conducted in 2 hospitals between June 2014 and February 2015.

August 16, 2017
The Clinical Advisor
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Top 4 Key Concerns in Healthcare Mobile Security Options
It can be daunting to choose the right mobile tools to help a healthcare organization stay innovative. It can be even more daunting though to ensure that mobile security remains a top priority and that PHI stays secure. Healthcare IT leaders might see the value in implementing mobile options, but studies show that security is often a top concern. How can entities properly budget for mobile options? What are the potential consequences if a HIPAA violation occurs? Why is employee training so critical for strong mobile security?

August 17, 2017
HealthIT Security
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Skip Pulse Oximetry in Bronchiolitis, Experts Say
Healthcare providers should avoid pulse oximetry in young children with bronchiolitis, according to a research analysis published online August 16, 2017, in the BMJ. “Pulse oximetry as a technology represents a major and significant advance in medicine.… However, its increasing and widespread use in stable infants and young children with bronchiolitis, a self limited disease with a generally benign course, has led to technology driven overdiagnosis of hypoxaemia — fueling uncertainty, increased use of resources, and patient harm.”

August 16, 2017
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4 Ways to Get 100 Percent+ Event App Downloads
Event apps can help you save on printing and paper costs, and eliminate environmentally unfriendly paper waste. They can also update attendees in real time about program changes, connect peers and experts, and more. But only if you can get people to download and use the darn thing! 

August 11, 2017
Meetings Net
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Felicia Steele

Felicia joined the Society of Hospital Medicine in November of 2016 and serves as the Marketing Communications Specialist. She is responsible for overseeing day-to-day social media engagement, developing content that supports SHM’s brand and core values, monitoring SHM’s media coverage and assisting in the moderation of SHM’s online community, HMX.

Prior to her role at SHM, Ms. Steele was the Sales & Marketing Assistant at The MandMarblestone Group, LLC, a tax law consulting firm. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Public Health from Temple University.

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