The Hospitalist (Vol 18, Issue 2)
Summary: TThis month in our issue, we look at the challenges that healthcare reform in the U.S. poses for hospitalists and preview the Society of Hospital Medicine’s HM14 annual conference happening in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort from March 24-27. First, noted healthcare futurist and HM14 keynote speaker, Dr. Ian Morrison, shares his thoughts on how healthcare reform and its revenue model, including changes under the Affordable Care Act, will impact hospitalists and the healthcare system. Next, Dr. Zubin Dumania, better known as ZoggMD and the founder of Turntable Health, offers tips on how HM14 attendees can avoid the stereotypical Las Vegas vacation and where to go for fun, good food, and entertainment post-session. Elsewhere in this issue, we examine how hospital pain management improves patient satisfaction scores with a team-management approach, provide career advice for first-time hospital medicine job seekers, review physician productivity compensation in the age of accountable care and value-based purchasing, and feature the latest in clinical literature.