Does morning discharge really improve hospital throughput?
Focus on the actual processes that create bottlenecks preventing throughput.
Chronically interrupted: The importance of communication with patient and family during the COVID-19 pandemic
The quantitative and qualitative steps of transition of care should overcome disconnect between teams.
Pandemic innovations that will outlast COVID
Hospitalists discuss process changes implemented during the pandemic that will likely survive it.
Geographic cohorting increased direct care time and interruptions
Does geographic cohorting improve hospitalist efficiency?
QI reduces daily labs and promotes sleep-friendly lab timing
Will a quality improvement project involving physician education and an EHR shortcut reduce the quantity and optimize the timing of daily routine...
New CMS rule challenges hospitals, but not vendors, to make EHRs safer
When hospitals and health care systems start to assess their systems, many will be surprised at what they are not doing or not doing right, one...
Choosing Wisely campaign targets waste and overuse in hospital pediatrics
Multiple medical societies collaborated to develop guidelines for high-value care with less unnecessary testing and hospitalization.
Hospitalists address patient experience during the pandemic
“A lot of the care hospitalists provide involves touch, sitting down and looking at the patient eye to eye, on the same level.” says Dr. Minesh...
An ethics challenge in hospital medicine
It is important not to force a premature resolution of the situation through unilateral or coercive decisions.
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SHM’s Center for Quality Improvement to partner on NIH grant
Study will identify interventions to rapidly improve care for children hospitalized with respiratory illnesses.