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Media Monitoring Report: February 18 – March 3, 2016 This edition of SHM Media Highlights features the introduction of a CMS billing code for hospitalists, potential approval of the pediatric hospitalist subspecialty, hospitalist and hospital medicine group spotlights, readmission penalties and more. SHM’s advocacy and…
by: Greg Seymann, Chair of SHM’s Performance Measurement and Reporting Committee In England in the mid 1800’s, the concept that government had a duty to provide for the public health was taking shape under the leadership of Edwin Chadwick. At one point in his career,…
by Rachel E. Thompson, MD, MPH, SFHM With healthcare evolving from volume to value and from episodes of care to care for populations, many are looking at how to redesign our expensive surgical care models. Nearly a quarter of all hospitalizations in the United States…
My father died of Mantle cell lymphoma 12 years ago. He was only 60 when he succumbed, and despite being involved in the business and brouha of medicine literally since high school, I was so unprepared for his illness. It started when he came to…
I am reading a continuous barrage of stories on physician burnout.  Over and over and over.  I also see the same causes on which to attribute this burnout.  Over and over and over:  --Workflow dysfunction.  --HIT gone bad.  --Regulatory headaches.   Seems like the scales…
The clock struck noon, and my patient was still in her room. My team sighed and my case manager rolled her eyes. Even if we had provided flawless clinical care throughout her hospital stay, she was now going to “count against us” in our quest…
Media Monitoring Report: February 4 – February 18, 2016 Hospital medicine’s growth, Journal of Hospital Medicine research, healthcare legislation, an SHM member success and the impact of big data on medicine are included in this edition of SHM Media Highlights. An article in The Pensacola…
Don’t know about you, but I have found SHM’s Key Principles and Characteristics of an Effective Hospital Medicine Group to be a very useful framework for thinking about what it takes for a hospitalist group to be successful. The Key Characteristics seem to have resonated…
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