Summary: The Hospitalist podcast is a free, entertaining and convenient way to access the latest content and stay up-to-date with the fast-moving field of hospital medicine. Unique features of this monthly podcast include: interviews with key opinion leaders, detailed article summaries, career advice, and highlights of important hospital medicine news regarding public policy, practice management, patient safety, quality initiatives, and more.
Hospital medicine appeals to many of its practitioners due to its leadership and work-life balance potential. Women are choosing HM as a specialty for those reasons. Three women leaders in HM – Danielle Scheurer, Vineet Arora, and Sowmya Kanikkannen – share their thoughts about gender equity in hospital medicine.
Audio highlights from the April 2015 issue of The Hospitalist, featuring Dr. Jeffrey Greenwald on treating endocrine disorders in the hospital, Dr. Amy Boutwell and Dr. Eric Howell on preventing readmissions, Dr. Daniel Hunt on hospitalists partnering with primary care physicians, and Dr. Bob Wachter on what led him to write his new book, “The Digital Doctor.”
Mobile devices put information in the palm of your hand. For hospitalists, this presents real opportunities to engage patients, improve care, and streamline hospital workflows. Two hospitalists who were early adopters of mobile tech in their practices, Dr. Henry Feldman of Beth Israel Deaconess and Dr. Richard Pittman of Emory University/Grady, share lessons learned and some advice for other HM clinicians and informaticists.
Audio highlights from the March 2015 issue of The Hospitalist, featuring a look at hospital violence prevention programs, managing VTE/thromboembolism, and keeping bedside procedure practice up to date.
SHM’s Patient Experience Task Force gave rise to a new Patient Experience Committee, led by Dr. Mark Rudolph. In this podcast, SHM President Dr. Burke Kealey and Dr. Rudolph talk about the committee’s purpose, and how the committee will measure its progress.
Audio highlights from the February 2015 issue of The Hospitalist, featuring a preview of SHM’s annual meeting, how hospital medicine is leading the way in healthcare quality and safety improvements, and the "Young Hospitalist" educational track being introduced at HM15.
Three doctors with deep HM experience weigh the pros, the cons, and the care improvement opportunities presented by medical co-management. Dr. Bradley Flansbaum, Dr. Eric Siegel, and Dr. Steven Cohn discuss co-management as a work in progress, making recommendations for constructing an approach that doesn’t boil down to passing the buck to the hospitalist.
Audio highlights from the January 2015 issue of The Hospitalist, featuring Dr. Chris Spoja on seeking advanced management education and Dr. Vivek Murthy on why he should be Surgeon General.
Two physician leaders—Ken Epstein, a hospitalist, and Ken Heinrich, an emergency specialist—share their suggestions on how hospital medicine and the emergency department can work together toward better patient care.
Audio highlights from the December 2014 issue of The Hospitalist, featuring cover stories on collaboration between oncology and hospital medicine, hospitalist influence in healthcare reform, and a preview of HM2015.
Dr. Brett Hendel-Paterson and Dr. Matthew Dudley have both been diagnosed with leukemia. They share how their experiences on the patient side of medical care have impacted their hospital medicine practice, and their philosophy of care.
Audio highlights from the November 2014 issue of The Hospitalist, featuring a discussion of diabetes management and glycemic control in hospitalized patients, and recommendations on treatment protocols for pregnant women admitted to the hospital for inpatient care.
Dr. S. Andrew Josephson, director of the University of California San Francisco's neurohospitalist program, breaks down how hospitalists take a front-line role in preserving brain function for patients with neurological symptoms such as stroke or seizures.
In our October issue, we explore SHM’s 2014 State of Hospital Medicine report and talk with benchmarking experts about what its findings mean for the specialty. SHM Practice Analysis committee member Dr. William "Tex" Landis discusses how he sees hospitalists and hospital medicine groups using the report and why it will be useful in assessing a group or hospital’s alignment with prevailing practice models in hospital medicine. Dea Robinson, consulting director at MGMA which provided data for the report, talks about why information on hospitalist compensation is only one piece of the puzzle. Elsewhere in this issue, we feature part two of our two-part series on using electronic health records to reduce readmission rates, and we explore non-clinical factors that can reduce readmissions. Also this month, we kick off our new book review series with a look at the book “Peri-Operative Medicine.”
Two hospitalist leaders from Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, Dr. Dahlia Rizk and Dr. Alfred Burger, talk about their experiences and lessons learned in disaster planning after working through emergencies like 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. They say hospitalists are ideally suited to lead in disaster prep and planning, due to their system and community-wide knowledge and connection.