Hospitalist Demand vs. Supply, Medical Intuition & Year-End Successes in HM News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: December 22, 2016 – January 5, 2017

Check out the latest hospital medicine and SHM-related stories in mainstream and healthcare-centric news. For the full stories, click on the links below:

Report: Demand for Hospitalists Continues to Outpace Supply
Demand for hospitalists continues to outpace supply, according to the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM’s) recently released “State of Hospital Medicine” report. On the basis of on a survey of 595 hospital medicine groups, along with compensation data from the Medical Group Management Association’s Physician Compensation Survey, SHM reports that salaries are up an average of 9% from 2014. 

December 29, 2016
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Medicare Launches Plan to Revamp Care for Heart Attacks and Hip Fractures
Heart attacks and broken hips cause much suffering and worry as people grow older. This year, Medicare wants to start changing how it pays for treatment of these life-threatening conditions, to promote quality and contain costs. Beneficiaries and family members may notice a new approach.

January 2, 2017
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When Can I Follow My Intuition?
In modern medicine, we’re surrounded by EMR systems, lab tests and increasingly complex medical equipment. But I sometimes stop and wonder: Where does my intuition fit into the equation? Case in point: The other day, I had one of those days that happens in hospital medicine where nothing goes right.

December 24, 2016
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NEJM Journal Watch Hospital Medicine Top Stories of 2016
Dear Readers, We are pleased to bring you our 2016 NEJM Journal Watch Hospital Medicine Top Stories. As usual, our list focuses on inpatient and intensive care topics that most of us see in our daily practice. We hope that you find this list helpful as you reflect on the medical advances that have influenced your practice during 2016.

December 23, 2016
NEJM Journal Watch
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2016’s Top 5 Advances in Pediatrics
MedPage Today asked specialists in Pediatrics around the country to tell us what they thought were the most important clinical developments in 2016. These were the five most commonly mentioned.

December 29, 2016
MedPage Today
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Caregiving Can Have a Steep Learning Curve
“When patients leave the hospital, they generally leave quick and sick,” said Susan McAllister, medical director of quality in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, N.J. McAllister said these days it’s common to come in with a heart attack, get medicine to open a blocked artery, and leave just 48 hours later. The short hospital stay isn’t a problem, she said, but the transition home has to be done right.

December 24, 2016
Herald & Review
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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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