Q & A with an Expert: The Rise of Hospital Medicine and Its Impact on Health Care Delivery
In an exclusive interview with Caring for the Ages, Jasen Gundersen, MD, MBA, president of TeamHealth ’s Hospitalist and Post-Acute Care service lines, spoke with Ian Cordes, a member of Caring’s Editorial Advisory Board, about the increasing role of hospitalists in the United States. Dr. Gundersen explained how this development has changed the practice of medicine in the acute and post-acute se ttings, as well as discussed the evolution of TeamHealth, the influence of electronic medical record (EMR) systems on the day-to-day, and more. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Ian Cordes Tags: BOARD ROOM Source Type: news

Baptist Health Adds Physicians in Conway, Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Teresa Bau recently joined Baptist Health Medical Center in Conway as a hospitalist. Dr. Jamie Trapp recently joined Baptist Health Family Clinic in Conway. Dr. Patrick Lang is the newest addition to the Baptist Health Urogynecology Clinic in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Authors Delve Into Characteristics of FP Hospitalists
A policy brief published in theJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine found that nearly 9 percent of new family physicians in active practice were practicing as hospitalists. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Approach to children with aggressive behavior for general pediatricians and hospitalists: Part 1-epidemiology and etiology - Haidar-Elatrache S, Wolf M, Fabie NAV, Sahai S.
Children and adolescents are increasingly presenting to the hospital and emergency department with aggressive behavior and psychiatric emergencies. The rise in pediatric mental health problems, coupled with a lack of much needed resources, necessitates tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Approach to children with aggressive behavior for general pediatricians and hospitalists: Part 2-evaluation, tests, and treatment - Haidar-Elatrache S, Wolf M, Fabie NAV, Sahai S.
After reviewing the various etiologies that can contribute to a presentation of aggressive behavior in a child (see part 1), a physician should conduct a thorough history and physical examination. The history should be obtained from the patient and caregiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

White River Medical Center Adds Two Hospitalists (NEA Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Jerrod Anderson and Dr. Caleb Oster are the two newest hospitalists at White River Medical Center in Batesville. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - October 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The role of hospital medicine in emergency preparedness: a framework for hospitalist leadership in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery - Persoff J, Ornoff D, Little C.
Recent high-profile mass casualty events illustrate the unique challenges that such occurrences pose to normal hospital operations. These events create patient surges that overwhelm hospital resources, space, and staff. However, in most healthcare systems,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Can NPs and PAs Replace Hospitalists? Can NPs and PAs Replace Hospitalists?
Are physician-extenders just as capable of caring for patients as hospitalists are?Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

7 Strategies to Improve Medication Reconciliation 7 Strategies to Improve Medication Reconciliation
Hospitalists are tasked with creating an accurate list of all medications that a patient is taking. Presented are seven strategies used to improve the process.Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine Article Source Type: news

Clark Receives Partners Quality and Safety Innovation Award
Cheryl Clark, MD, ScD, a hospitalist and program director of Health Equity Research and Intervention (HERI) in the Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE), led the team that won the inaugural Partners Quality and Safety Innovation Award (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 31, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Female Internists Earn 20% Less Than Their Male Peers Female Internists Earn 20% Less Than Their Male Peers
Female internists are paid less whether they are generalists, hospitalists, or subspecialists, even after adjusting for hours and work setting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Rethinking Hospitalist vs Specialty Care Rethinking Hospitalist vs Specialty Care
Conventional wisdom says that effective communication results in better patient care. Turns out, it's true, especially in patient care.Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Mobility Plan Gets Hospitalized Patients Moving Mobility Plan Gets Hospitalized Patients Moving
Hospitalists at the University of Pennsylvania outline the mobility plan used at their institution to decrease the adverse effects of bedrest among hospitalized patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Help for Lowering Readmissions: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, hospitalists called on to diminish clinical uncertainty (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Les Mis é rables Parody: ED vs. Hospitalist
(MedPage Today) -- You thought living in revolutionary France was bad? (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hospitalist? What's That? Hospitalist? What's That?
How can hospitalists differentiate themselves from other general medicine providers? Is the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine certification the solution?Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Hospitalist Specialty Code C6: 1 Year After Implementation Hospitalist Specialty Code C6: 1 Year After Implementation
What impact does this new specialty code have on hospitalists and processing claims?Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine Article Source Type: news

MD < 40: Preventing Burnout with a Passion
(MedPage Today) -- Hospitalist Bo Awosika, MD, has some simple advice for breaking the routine (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

‘ All of Us ’ Research Program Recruiting Participants
BOSTON (CBS) – The future of healthcare is to customize therapies based on a patient’s individual background.  That requires a large amount of data on people from all walks of life. As Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, local researchers are recruiting thousands of New Englanders to participate in one of the largest biobanks of its kind. If you had high blood pressure, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what medications would be best for you? Local researchers are recruiting thousands of New Englanders to participate in one of the largest biobanks of its kind. (WBZ-TV) It’s called precision me...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Biomedical Research Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Tampa private equity company takes aim at growing health care practices along Florida's west coast
A medical practice in the portfolio of HealthEdge Investment Partners has bought Cape Coral Hospitalists Inc. HealthEdge portfolio company Spectrum Medical Partners Inc. is aiming to become a regional leader, and the deal for the Cape Coral company gives Spectrum a broader geographic footprint, Dr. Krishan Nagda, Spectrum’s CEO, said in a press release. “We plan to use this solid base in southwest Fl orida to continue expanding up the west coast of the state,” Scott Heberlein, HealthEdge partner,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Vader Displeased With Readmissions, Delinquent Discharge Summaries
(MedPage Today) -- He finds recent actions by hospitalists'disturbing'(Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Wachter: Why Home Hospitals Are Not a Threat Wachter: Why Home Hospitals Are Not a Threat
The future of hospitalists is safe because factors other than the lower cost of care seem to be affecting the uptake of the home hospital, experts report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Megamergers, Microhospitals Upend Care Models Megamergers, Microhospitals Upend Care Models
As traditional full-service acute care hospitals are phased out, hospitalists will be in demand in the areas of postacute and palliative care, according to the CEO of the Society of Hospital Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Patients Prefer PCPs Over Hospitalists While in Hospital Patients Prefer PCPs Over Hospitalists While in Hospital
A recent study found that hospital patients who received care from their PCP had higher discharge rates and lower 30-day mortality rates.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

6 Characteristics of an Effective Hospitalist Mentoring Program 6 Characteristics of an Effective Hospitalist Mentoring Program
No two hospitalist mentoring programs are alike. What traits do the most successful ones share?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Hospital Medicine - Medscape Hospital Medicine - Medscape
The latest news, perspectives and hospital medicine-related research for practicing hospitalists. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Sepsis Alerts, Better Sleep, Handoffs Top Hospital Meeting Sepsis Alerts, Better Sleep, Handoffs Top Hospital Meeting
Hospitalists will hear about the impact of the specialty and new challenges emerging at the Society of Hospital Medicine 2018 Meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

McGuire Group adds specialty telemedicine unit at Garden Gate
McGuire Group is introducing a new specialty care program at its Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga. The Complex Medical Care Unit (CMCU) will outfit patients with portable WiFi/cellular cardiac monitors, which register real-time data 24 hours a day, allowing physicians to watch for serious medical situations and intervene immediately. Developed in partnership with Dr. Ray Ogra and Dr. Matthew S mith, hospitalists from Buffalo Medical Group, the CMCU system combines increased medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

My Job Isn't to Move Patients Quickly
(MedPage Today) -- A hospitalist is tired of being a cog in a machine (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Fewer HF Readmissions After Cardiology vs Hospitalist Care Fewer HF Readmissions After Cardiology vs Hospitalist Care
Readmissions at 30 days were up for discharged patients with heart failure cared for on the general medicine service. A possible fix: more opportunities for hospitalists to learn strategies for optimal heart failure care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Should Hospitalists Pursue the Focused Practice Option? Should Hospitalists Pursue the Focused Practice Option?
Will the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine pathway solve the hospitalist branding problem and define the specialty? Are there any downsides to consider?Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

HSHS signs on with staffing firm that terminated contract with Memorial
Vituity will provide staffing for the emergency, hospitalist and intensivist programs at the five hospitals in HSHS ’s southern Illinois region. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Special Report: Hospitalists, Emergency Physicians, and Cross-Subsidization
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - February 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Special Report Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: B. pertussis & Rib Fracture / Alcohol Use Disorder Guidelines / Pittsburgh ID Opportunity
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM.org Specialty – Primary Care/Hospitalist: Images in Clinical Medicine: A 66-year-old woman presented... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: NEJM Website Gets Redesign / Trehalose & C. diff / Ohio Hospitalist Opportunity
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: New England Journal of Medicine: Editorial and Video: NEJM is pleased to announce the launch of... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Toxic Alcohols Review / How Many Antiplatelets to Prevent Recurrent Stroke? / California Primary Care Opportunity
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Section: Review article: Poisonings by the toxic alcohols (methanol, ethylene glycol... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 22, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Secondary Prevention of Osteoporotic Hip Fractures Secondary Prevention of Osteoporotic Hip Fractures
How do internal medicine hospitalists perceive their role in the secondary prevention of in-hospital osteoporotic hip fractures, and what barriers do they face in initiating preventive measures?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Diarrhea, Nausea & Weight Loss / Follow-Up Culture for Gram-Negative Bacteremia? / California Hospitalist Opportunities
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical Problem-Solving: A 70-year-old man presented to the emergency... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Adult Hearing Loss Review / New Cognitive Screening Tool? / New Mexico Hospitalist Opportunity
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review Article: Half of adults in their seventh decade and 80% who... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Hospitalist Tackles Chronic Disease With Food Pharmacies Hospitalist Tackles Chronic Disease With Food Pharmacies
Rita Nguyen, MD, helped create a program at her hospital that allows doctors to prescribe healthy foods to their patients.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Morning Break: The Hospitalist Experiment; NFL Tweaks Concussion Protocol; Syrian Evacuation
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - December 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Mortality Higher for Inpatients Seen by First-Year Hospitalists Mortality Higher for Inpatients Seen by First-Year Hospitalists
Study authors say new hospitalists may be overwhelmed by the environment and may need lighter caseloads and more support, such as mentoring and on-site training.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Improving Communication Between In- and Outpatient Providers Improving Communication Between In- and Outpatient Providers
This study investigated ways to improve the transition from outpatient to inpatient. Could a brief, encrypted e-mail from the hospitalist to the PCP at the time of admission improve communication?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: HIV-Associated Kidney Diseases / More Forbidden Words and Phrases? / Ohio Hospitalist Opportunities
Here's what we chose for you today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: Kidney disease, which is a common complication of HIV infection and its treatment... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Necrotizing Fasciitis Review / Poll: Are You Seeing More Drug UseRelated HIV? / Alaska Hospitalist Opportunity
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: The hallmarks of necrotizing fasciitis are friable superficial fascia, gray... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Hepatitis A Outbreak / Low Accuracy of Clinician Suspicion for Lyme Disease / Connecticut Hospitalist Opportunity
Check out some of the recent highlights from NEJM Group: NEJM: Perspective: Dr. Margot Kushel examines the root cause of a hepatitis A outbreak in... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Unintentional Overdose Case / Ceftriaxone-Resistant Gonorrhea in North America / Virginia Hospitalist Opportunity
Here's what we've chosen for you today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 36-year-old man was seen in the emergency department because... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: When a Young MD's Child Codes / Guidelines on Ventilation During CPR / New Mexico Hospitalist Opportunity
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Perspective: As his colleagues perform a code on his 2-year-old... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 21, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Diuretic Treatment in HF / Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia? / Montana Internist/Hospitalist Opportunities
Have a look at what we've selected for you today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: This review discusses current pharmacologic principles of diuretic therapy, integrates... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Helping Clinicians Fight Opioid Epidemic / Botox for Spasticity? / Chicago-Area Hospitalist Opportunity
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Catalyst: Providers have a large role to play in tackling the opioid overdose epidemic, but... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news