SHM Movers & Shakers, Hospital Silos & JHM Research in HM News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: May 25 – June 8, 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:

Dr. Robert Harrington Joins SurveyVitals as Chief Medical Officer
SurveyVitals, Inc., a healthcare analytics company specializing in digital patient experience surveys, announced today that Dr. Robert Harrington will join the company as Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Harrington brings with him over twenty years’ experience and extensive clinical knowledge to the role, having served as a leader in a number of capacities throughout his career with an emphasis on quality.

June 1, 2017
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Head of Cleveland Clinic Akron General Enjoying Time in Akron, Integrating Health Systems
Dr. Brian Harte’s office at Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s main downtown Akron campus has one piece of furniture you might not expect. Right in front of a window, where he can see patients walking to and from the hospital’s main parking deck, is a treadmill desk. The treadmill maxes out at 2 miles per hour, enough to keep Harte moving while checking emails on his standing desk or talking on conference calls, but without getting him out of breath.

June 3, 2017
Akron Beacon Journal/
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Six Reasons Hospitals Should Consider Clinical Integration
Despite significant overlap in workflow and processes, most clinical service lines operate as distinct entities and often have a “silo mentality.” But operating as separate entities can lead to confusion and frustration for physicians, clinical staff and patients. When hospitals are clinically integrated, all relevant departments and healthcare providers work together — from the time a patient enters the hospital, throughout their hospital experience and into the post-discharge period.

June 5, 2017
Becker’s Hospital Review
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1 in 3 Hospitalized Patients Suffer From Depression: Study\
A recent study suggests one in three hospitalized patients show symptoms of depression which could delay recovery time, increase length of hospital stays and increase the frequency of readmissions. The study is published in the
Journal of Hospital Medicine.

June 3, 2017
Pharmacy Choice
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NTI: Pain Management Challenges
Pain management in the ICU can be difficult. Added to the complexities of this care is that patients are often unable to verbalize their pain or indicate a site. Then, there are the opioid naive and opioid tolerant patients. It is important to be able to safely provide pain relief consistently to all patients.

May 26, 2017
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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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