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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

Is your own MD best in the hospital? Study eyes hospitalists
Study suggests old-fashioned family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospital patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Capturing the Patient Voice / Familial Thrombophilia in Pregnancy / New York Hospitalist Opportunities
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Catalyst: Insights Report: How can we capture the patient voice and make hospital staff... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Capturing the Patient Voice / Familial Thrombophilia in Pregnancy / New York Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Catalyst: Insights Report: How … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Conjoined Twins Case / ADHD or Young for Grade? / Chicago-Area Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: Conjoined twin girls — joined from the xiphoid to the … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Can Hospitalists and ED Staff Drive Down Healthcare Costs? Can Hospitalists and ED Staff Drive Down Healthcare Costs?
Telemedicine, ED staff working with hospitalists, and improving patient handoff can improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, Drs Robert Glatter and Sherri L. Sandel say.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Lower-Extremity Ulcer Clinical Pearls / Medical Marijuana for Kids? / Florida Hospitalist-Nocturnist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: What are … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Carotid Sinus Massage Video / PPI Dosing & Acid Suppression / Boston-Area Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for your from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Video in Clinical Medicine: This video reviews … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Rethinking Low-Risk Research / Rise in Suicide Attempts? / Penn. Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Audio Interview: Rethinking Low-Risk Research: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Buffalo Medical Group expands partnership with Catholic Health
Catholic Health is expanding a partnership with Buffalo Medical Group to provide help at a second hospital campus. BMG is now providing hospitalist physicians at the Sisters of Charity Hospital St. Joseph Campus in Cheektowaga, as of Oct. 1. It’s an extension of an agreement that has seen BMG provide hospitalist services at the main Sisters campus since 2012. Hospitalist physicians take care of managing pat ients in acute care hospital settings, consulting with both specialists and patients’… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Controversy Lingers Regarding Pediatric HM Subspecialty Controversy Lingers Regarding Pediatric HM Subspecialty
Hospitalists question whether board certification will make it more difficult to attract candidates to the field.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Article Source Type: news

You Are About to Enter Another Dimension: The Medical Twilight Zone
In the December 2016 “Caring Transitions” column, James Lett, MD, CMD, told a true story about a disagreeable event he encountered as a medical director (Lett, Caring for the Ages 2016;17[12]:16): A patient on observation status (OBS) while in the hospital could not receive Medicare coverage for the subsequent skill ed nursing facility (SNF) post-acute stay, a misunderstanding that resulted in a very surprised, angry family. In this issue, Dr. Lett explores the complexities of OBS status with hospitalist Ken Donovan, MD. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - September 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Wayne Saltsman Tags: caring transitions Source Type: news

Amanda Johnson New Hospitalist at White River Medical Center (Movers & Shakers)
Johnson is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and completed a residency in family medicine at the UAMS Northeast Regional Program in Jonesboro. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Marfan's with Ectopia Lentis / Rising Costs of Topical Steroids / NC Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 41-year-old man presented with progressive loss … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Navigating Rx Price Increases / Dietary Fat & Breast Cancer Outcomes / Illinois Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose from you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Catalyst: Case … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Diagnosing Liver Disease / Lung Cancer Increasing in Nonsmokers / Ohio Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Have a look at today's selections from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review article: Advances in imaging techniques … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center launches new in-house OB/GYN program
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center has partnered with OB Hospitalist Group to offer an obstetrics emergency department and obstetrics hospitalist program. This ensures that expectant mothers are evaluated and treated by a physician, regardless of time, location, circumstance or complication. Physicians will be on site at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center to support other community OB/GYNs and provide coverage as requested. OB Hospitalist Group is a nationwide specialist in the development, staffing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 24, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: How All Physicians Can Address Opioid Addiction / Predicting Seizure Recurrence / Massachusetts Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Audio Interview: Practicing Addiction Medicine: … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Infant with Fever & Abdominal Mass / Surprising Effect of Melatonin / Pittsburgh Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: An 8-month-old girl presented … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Newborn with Vomiting, Acidosis & Azotemia / Inpatient Antibiotics & Adverse Events / Ariz. FM Hospitalist Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 9-day-old girl was admitted because of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news