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I passed! Let me tell you I was nervous. Perhaps it isn’t the smartest thing in the world to announce publically on your blog  that you are up for recertification and preparing to sit for the secure examination. It was only after I did this…
by Dr. Atashi Mandal MD He sat on the gurney, with averted eyes and contorted posture, as to avoid my encroaching examination. The usual jargon populated my assessment: psychomotor retardation, flat affect, poor vocalization… I glanced at his intake form and noted that he had…
Media Monitoring Report: March 3 – 17, 2016 Thanks to the tireless efforts of HM16 Course Director Dr. Melissa Mattison, the Annual Meeting Committee, volunteer speakers and SHM staff, Hospital Medicine 2016 featured the most robust course schedule to date and welcomed the largest number…
  You might wonder why “recidivism” in the subject line. In the context of readmissions, the word comes up often—and in particular, those who cycle from shelters to the street to the ER. Rinse. Repeat.  I focus on the Northeast, but my guess is your…
I had the pleasure of interviewing Surekha Bhamidipati, a hospitalist in the Department of Medicine at Christiana Care Health System. She and her team sought to analyze the current literature on the structure and outcomes of interdisciplinary rounds among hospitalized medicine patients, to determine the…
by Dr. Charlie M. Wray DO After diligently listening to the intern’s presentation and deciding on what our treatment plan would be for our patient, Mrs. Ramirez, my senior resident led our two interns, two medical students, and myself into her room. As we all…
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,…
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