By Heather E. Nye, MD, PhD, SFHM
February 14, 2020 |  1
GOOD PARENTING QUIZ: Your 6-year-old has said to you… True / False: “Mommy/Daddy, I drew a picture of you for your birthday with papers all around you, doing your ‘computering,’ since that’s your favorite thing to do…” True / False: “Mommy/Daddy, there’s early release today at school. You never come get me up at pickup […]
January 28, 2020 |  0
I recently made it to my 20-year medical school reunion. I reached that point when everything I learned in medical school is officially obsolete. I guess no more purging and bloodletting. The clinical years of medical school were the most incredible – when we get to experience almost every discipline, try everything out for size […]
December 27, 2019 |  4
Hospital medicine has been the fastest growing medical specialty since the term “hospitalist” was coined by Dr. Bob Wachter in the 1996 NEJM article. The growth and change within this specialty is also reflected in the changing and migrating target of hospitals and hospital systems as they continue to effectively and safely move from fee-for-service […]
December 19, 2019 |  0
As if you didn’t have enough things stressing you out right now with both the holidays and flu season upon us, I thought I’d offer up a friendly reminder that we are now less than a month away from launching SHM’s 2020 State of Hospital Medicine Survey. We barely get to catch our breath from […]
December 12, 2019 |  0
Years ago, I heard the saying, “For you [as a hospitalist], it may just be Monday or Tuesday, but for the patient it is often the worst day of their life.” This powerful medical aphorism captures the stark differences that can exist between a patient and a doctor. Physicians and health care systems are often […]
November 5, 2019 |  1
I have written frequently over the last few years on topics related to the sustainability of the hospital medicine practice model, beginning with this post in August, 2015. I continue to be concerned by what I see as a confluence of significant trends that are conspiring to challenge hospital medicine’s status quo. On one hand, […]