The Hospitalist

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  • You Posted What? 
    Posts on social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even blogs or personal web pages can get you into hot water under HIPAA and privacy laws. How can you protect yourself?
  • Play Ball: Hospitalists Will Field Changes in Patient Care Delivery, Health Policies Propelled by the Affordable Care Act for Decades 
    What impact will the Affordable Care Act have on hospital medicine in the long-term? This summary of policy discussions at the SHM14 conference presents some opposing views.
  • Efficiency on Inpatient Wards 
    This article examines the pre-rounding, rounding, and follow-up phases of a hospitalist's typical workday, and provides suggestions to help streamline the work.
  • Delays, Controversy Muddle CMS' Two-Midnight Rule 
    A new rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is at the center of controversy, and its implementation has been delayed for a third time. What's the issue?
  • Management Material: Hospitalist Skill Sets, Experience Are Perfect Combination for C-Suite Positions 
    The skill set of a hospitalist is a natural fit for a hospital leadership position. Should you go for it?
  • Vision: Health Strategist Sees Hospitalists as Critical, Transformational 
    Dr. Ian Morrison, well-known well-known author, consultant, and futurist, previews his keynote address for the Society of Hospital Medicine's 2014 convention.
  • Tips for Landing Your First Hospital Medicine Position 
    Are you looking to move into hospital medicine? This article offers tips to residents on finding--and getting--a great position.
  • A New Tool to Gauge Your Group's Performance 
    What makes a high-performing hospital medicine group? The authors report on a newly-created document defining key benchmarks and guidelines.
  • The Long View 
    Growing numbers of hospitalists are contributing to global health efforts through new nonprofit and collaborative models. How can you get involved?
  • Obamacare 
    This special report on the Affordable Care Act focuses on what it might mean for hospital medicine and hospitalists. How will it impact access, affordability, capacity, and delivery?
  • 10 Things Urologists Think Hospitalists Should Know 
    Hospitalists can be vital for good outcomes for urology patients. What do you need to know about caring for patients with urological disorders?
  • Incredibly Intense, Richly Rewarding 
    Have you considered branching into palliative care? Learn about the challenges, rewards and contributions of palliative care medicine in this overview.
  • Battle Stations 
    Hospitalists are in ideal position to participate in efforts to prevent infections and control their spread. What can you do?
  • Under the Radar 
    Hospital medicine is in its infancy when it comes to malpractice premiums. As a hospitalist, what do you need to know about managing your risk?
  • 9 Things Chronic Pain Specialists Want Hospitalists to Know 
    Read these useful pearls regarding opioid use and abuse, as well as tips regarding general pain management, from an expert team of chronic pain specialists.
  • Gold Rush? 
    This article explains how the process of data mining can help hospitals with multiple objectives, from predicting insurance fraud and identifying at-risk patients to informing clinical decision making.
  • Back to the Future 
    This article profiles the winners of the Society of Hospital Medicine's annual Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes scientific abstract and poster competition.
  • Copper 
    A recent study in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology suggests that copper, known for its antimicrobial properties for centuries, might be the solution to hospital-acquired infection.
  • Simply Amazing 
    On May 20th, Oklahoma's Moore Medical Center was completely destroyed by a tornado -- but miraculously, no lives were lost.
  • 11 Things Neurologists Think Hospitalists Need to Know 
    Hospitalists are often uncomfortable when dealing with a patient with altered mental status or apparent neurological symptoms. Here are some helpful tips from a panel of neurologists.
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