The Hospitalist (Vol 18, Issue 9)
Summary: In our September issue, we look at SHM’s award-winning quality improvement (QI) programs in our cover story, “Mentored Implementation.” Dr. Mark Williams, professor of medicine at the University of Kentucky and principal investigator for SHM’s Project BOOST, outlines what mentored implementation really means and explains how site visits became a central feature. Dr. Gregory Maynard, director of the UC San Diego Center for Innovation and Improvement Science and senior vice president of SHM’s Center for Hospital Innovation and Improvement, talks about how mentored implementation of QI programs works. Also featured in this issue, we recap key sessions from the 2014 Pediatric Hospital Medicine conference held last month, and launch into part one of our two-part series on using electronic health record systems to reduce readmissions. This issue also features a write-up on The Hospitalist’s latest editorial award: an APEX Grand Award for Magazines, Journals, and Tabloids!