Events: HM13 From the Floor
Summary: In this special edition, hospitalist leaders share their messages from HM13. Conference committee chair Dr. Dan Brotman finds the chance to interact with, and learn from, fellow hospitalists among the most rewarding aspects of attending. Following a day of pre-course sessions, Dr. Thomas Fraser lets us in on the one thing he’d most like hospitalists to know about avoiding hospital-acquired infections, and Dr. Weijen Chang tells why he wanted to teach a course on medical procedures for hospitalists at the conference. From his opening day address, Dr. Patrick Conway shares his view of hospitalists as agents for change in health care and Dr. David Feinberg expresses his approach to healing one patient at a time. Other highlights include Dr. Gordon Guyatt on evidence-based medicine, the term he coined; and Dr. Michael Janjigian on why it’s important for hospitalists to keep their bedside physical exam skills sharp. Fresh from the event, hospitalists weigh in on a host of hot topics, including transparency and accountability, diagnostic errors, and preventing errors through physical exams, among many others.