By  | June 30, 2014 |  2
A major debate taking place in the hospital medicine community over the last several years concerns the way in which we cohort patients on the medical floors. The traditional way is to have patients belonging to each doctor scattered across the hospital on several different floors. This is in contrast to designing a geographical system […]
By  | June 26, 2014 |  5
“You can observe a lot by just watching.” -Yogi Berra “You see, but you do not observe.” – Sherlock Holmes, A Scandal In Bohemia. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I walked into the patient’s room day after day and heard the same line. “Sorry, Doc…not ready to get home. My breathing is still bad.” He was […]
By  | June 24, 2014 |  0
I thought I would start this month’s blog post with a case. A 36 year-old previously healthy woman presented 5 days into an illness which began with fever, fatigue, severe joint pain, painful mouth sores, and a diffuse skin rash. Her fever lasted 48 hours, and she has been afebrile since. She continues to have […]
By  | June 19, 2014 |  2
by Dr. Rachel George MD, MBA, CPE, SFHM It is time for women in hospital medicine to sit at the table, pursue our ambitions, and change the conversation to what we can do to transform patient care. One year ago Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, published her best-selling novel Lean In: Women, Work, and the […]
By  | June 17, 2014 |  1
The current state of the electronic medical record (EMR) at my organization feels like being in an old hospital complex which has clearly been built up over the course of decades; room numbers are not necessarily logical or in sequence, buildings connect on different floors, and most elevators do not actually go all the way […]
By  | June 16, 2014 |  18
I have been in blog-silence mode of late, for which I am sorry. Rumors that I’ve taken my Elton John act on the road are, I’m pleased to assure you, incorrect. Instead, I’ve been hard at work on my new book, tentatively titled “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s […]