Telemedicine, Influential Hospitalists & More in the News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: August 18 – September 1, 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 Look at the Growing Specialty of Hospitalist
A hospitalist is a doctor who focuses on work in the hospital, caring for patients and navigating an increasingly complex medical institution. Rather than focusing on an organ or a disease, the work revolves around the physical setting of care.

August 23, 2016
The Chicago Tribune
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From Zero to 50,000 – The 20th Anniversary of the Hospitalist
Following publication of an article he co-authored in The New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Lee Goldman discusses how hospitalists contribute to inpatient care, and why there are now more than 50,000 of these medical professionals in hospitals across the country.

 August 23, 2016
Columbia University Medical Center News
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100 Most Influential People in Healthcare 2016
The new president was facing America’s biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Key advisers urged him to keep his focus on economic recovery. The opposition party signaled it would wage an all-out fight to block healthcare reform. And his own party was divided on how to proceed. But President Barack Obama charged ahead. “Now is the time to deliver on healthcare,” he told Congress in September 2009.

August 20, 2016
Modern Healthcare
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Hospitalists: ‘I Don’t Get No Respect’
Hospitalist medicine celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, but even as hospitalists blow out the candles on the cake, many of their roughly 50,000 strong are echoing Rodney Dangerfield’s famous catchphrase: “I don’t get no respect.”

August 30 2016
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At the ‘webside’
As telemedicine takes root, there’s a growing need to train physicians on how to handle virtual visits with patients and develop a good ‘webside manner.’

August 27, 2016
Modern Healthcare
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MACRA: As Physicians Prep, Hospitals, Tech May Lag
There is a disconnect between the MIPS / MACRA push for physicians and what is happening on the hospital side of the equation. Physicians might be ready for MIPS and MACRA, but are their EHRs and other technology tools up to the challenge?

August 23, 2016
Health Leaders Media
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Brett Radler

Brett Radler is the Marketing Communications Manager at the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and has been with the organization since May 2015. He is responsible for managing SHM’s blog, The Hospital Leader. In addition, Brett develops content for SHM’s monthly newsmagazine, The Hospitalist, develops and refines SHM-branded content for multiple communications channels and oversees SHM's online communities.

Brett holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ and also serves as on-air talent at a New Jersey radio station in his spare time.

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