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.
June 22, 2020 |  0
Traditionally, researchers run clinical trials (RCTs) in three steps: They formulate the trial. They conduct the trial via a preconceived design. They analyze the data according to a pre-specified plan. When you have only a few bucks, little time to spare, and billions of dollars on the line, what might you do to economize the […]
May 26, 2020 |  0
You probably heard the news about the hopeful vaccine and the Phase I preliminary findings (catch the subject line). Keep in mind, most Phase one trials flame out before they get to Phase IV. Vaccines are one of those subjects I take for granted until I recertify for the boards. I know the basics, but […]
March 18, 2020 |  0
Post-acute care, and in particular SNFs, are changing policies day to day, and visitation restrictions, cohorting, capacity to manage varying levels of patient acuity, and telemed capacity will vary site to site. Please note the change in CMS regulatory policy below. SNFs have waived the three-day rule: Skilled Nursing Facilities  CMS is waiving the requirement […]
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 […]