March 19, 2020 |  4
On Tuesday March 17, 2020, CMS announced temporary waivers that will broaden access to telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries. While these new rules seem largely geared toward enabling patients to access care by ambulatory physicians without having to come into the office, they will be useful for hospital medicine practices as well. Key things you […]
By Ameet Doshi, MD, MBA
February 21, 2020 |  0
“Where are you?” is the first question that comes out of my patient’s mouth. Not the typical query, but then, this isn’t a ‘typical’ patient encounter. It’s actually a valid concern, considering I’m about 60 miles and two snow-strewn highways from the hospital room my patient is currently in, admitted for a COPD exacerbation. Yet, […]
February 11, 2020 |  1
I am feeling discouraged. Actually, I am pretty frustrated. I truly believed that if we could “choose wisely” and cut out the nearly $1 trillion of waste in health care that we would make a real dent in costs in health care. Not only that, I even thought that decreasing these total costs of care […]
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 […]
By Guest Post
October 28, 2019 |  0
By: Emily Gottenborg, MD and Ashley Duckett, MD As fall arrives, new interns are rapidly gaining clinical confidence, and residency recruitment season is ramping up. It’s also time to announce the opening of the SHM Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant Program applications; we are now recruiting our sixth group of scholars for the summer and longitudinal […]
By Nagendra Gupta, MD
June 13, 2019 |  2
In a medical malpractice lawsuit, the entire lawsuit – including the plaintiff’s allegations as well as the physician’s defense – is structured around the patient’s medical record. It has been proven beyond doubt that a well-written note can go a long way in formulating a good defense against lawsuits. Your documentation is not only a piece of […]