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Great news! The long-anticipated 2016 State of Hospital Medicine (SoHM) Report was released last week to rave reviews. Pre-orders of the report blew away previous records, and that’s on top of the almost 600 hospital medicine groups (HMGs) that received free versions of the report…
SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: September 29 – October 13, 2016 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: Some physicians fear that the upcoming MACRA rule, which…
Think about how many times per week you pull out your medical calculator to plug and play a Wells or CHADS-VASc score.  Twice?  Three times?  Now think about how many times you get pestered about readmissions--be it through case managers, hospital leaders, or through your…
Turns out that South Carolina is having a busy hurricane season. Just days ago, Charleston County was under a mandatory evacuation in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew. All I-26 lanes were converted into westbound traffic, gas stations were running low on fuel and the local Wal-Mart…
You probably feel like you have been reading a lot about medical overuse these days. You are right. The number of articles in academic journals addressing overuse has nearly doubled this past year compared to 2014. A recent systematic review published in JAMA Internal Medicine…
One of my favorite bands, The Head and the Heart, released Signs of Light last month. A more pop album than their prior folk rock versions, it’s still a good listen. The group states the origin of the name comes from a recognition that doing what you love…
The VA health system recently sought senate legislation to empower nurse practitioners within the Veterans Affairs Department to practice independently, regardless of state-based limitations on their practice. This would allow all advanced-practice nurses (APNs) such as midwives, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists and nurse practitioners…
SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: September 15 – 29, 2016 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: A Journal of Hospital Medicine study on the correlation between…
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