Bradley Flansbaum

About Bradley Flansbaum

Bradley Flansbaum, DO, MPH, MHM works for Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA in both the divisions of hospital medicine and population health. He began working as a hospitalist in 1996, at the inception of the hospital medicine movement. He is a founding member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and served as a board member and officer. He speaks nationally in promoting hospital medicine and has presented at many statewide meetings and conferences. He is also actively involved in house staff education. Currently, he serves on the SHM Public Policy Committee and has an interest in payment policy, healthcare market competition, health disparities, cost-effectiveness analysis, and pain and palliative care. He is SHM’s delegate for the AMA House of Delegates. Dr. Flansbaum received his undergraduate degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY and attended medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. He received his M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is a political junky, and loves to cook, stay fit, read non-fiction, listen to many genres of music, and is a resident of Danville, PA.
January 17, 2020 |  0
I recently read a story in WaPo recounting a farming family in NY, north of PA, who have hit hard times (they have five children). The trade war, among other factors, has chilled the price of cheese and milk and for many small to midsize dairies, the cost of doing business exceeds what’s coming in. […]
December 17, 2019 |  3
Two notable hospitalist studies out late last month–one from JAMA, and the other from JHM. First up: Association of the Work Schedules of Hospitalists with Patient Outcomes of Hospitalization In this cohort study of 3 years of Medicare data from 229 hospitals in TX, covering 114K medical admissions of patients with a 3-day to 6-day […]
October 31, 2019 |  5
I have hit this topic before-copying and pasting notes—about a year ago. Let’s revisit. First, note the figure below. To the far right of the x-axis, you see the number of notes with > 60% + of manual entries, i.e., not pasted, in a large sample of studied notes—this from a JAMA study out of […]
October 15, 2019 |  1
This from NEJM: “However, it is unclear whether current rating systems are meeting stakeholders’ needs. Such rating systems frequently publish conflicting ratings: Hospitals rated highly on one publicly reported hospital quality system are often rated poorly on another. This provides conflicting information for patients seeking care and for hospitals attempting to use the data to identify real […]
September 24, 2019 |  0
Look up from your stack of journals lately? You will note DNA analysis has gotten awfully popular. Mom, dad, and the rest of the clan want in and the temptation to obtain the blueprint that makes you, you has an almost hypnotic-like draw. You are curious if what grandma told you—half of your “G, C, […]
September 3, 2019 |  0
The NYT walked into a gold mine recently–and the timing could not have been better, given the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing. The trove of anonymously sent documents to the staff there revealed the last days of Neil Armstrong, in a small Ohio community hospital, s/p a CABG. Armstrong, as you can read, had the […]