By  | April 15, 2019 |  1
By: Jennifer K. Chen, MD, pediatric hospital medicine fellow at Rady Children’s Hospital, UC San Diego I first heard the term “discharge before noon” (DCBN) as a third-year medical student starting my internal medicine rotation. The basic idea made sense: get patients out of the hospital early so rooms can be cleaned more quickly and […]
By  | March 23, 2019 |  0
In many ways, the word “teamwork” brings to mind some dusty images of baseball or WWII. In some ways, this word has turned in to a clichéd trope used constantly in every arena – who is on your “team,” how to communicate with your “team,” etc. Hospital medicine as often been called a “team sport” […]
By  | March 18, 2019 |  0
Recently, I was asked to present my top public speaking tips for a group of women leaders. This is a topic near and dear to my heart, and one that I teach a number of groups, from medical students to faculty. I also benefitted from just returning from the Harvard Macy Educators Course, where Victoria […]
By  | March 13, 2019 |  2
By: Mark Shapiro, MD, Hospitalist Medical Director at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital; Associate Medical Director for Hospital Services with St. Joseph Health Medical Group-Sonoma County There are few experiences more formative and challenging for any hospitalist than working during a disaster. Be it natural or man-made, a disaster brings challenges that are immediate, profound, disorienting, […]
By  | March 6, 2019 |  0
You have read constant references about ACOs (accountable care organizations) in every journal you pick up until you are blue in the face, I’m sure. You or your hospital might even be participating in one. Mostly all straight Medicare patients (the two-thirds not in Managed Medicare) are eligible for inclusion. You need two things to […]
By  | March 4, 2019 |  0
By: Nancy D. Spector, MD, Executive Director, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, Associate Dean of Faculty Development, Drexel University College of Medicine Achieving equity in leadership in academic medicine and the healthcare industry doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. There are clear, actionable steps that will lead us there. The benefits of diversity are […]