A short time ago, I attended the funeral of an uncle who lost his battle with Alzheimer’s after years of struggle. At his funeral, my cousin eulogized his father with an eloquent response to a not-so-simple question: What is...

Practice management

NP hospitalists: the right rural staffing model

January 2017
Published in the January 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist AS RURAL COMMUNITIES struggle with an acute primary care shortage, many critical access hospitals are...


Who makes group decisions?

October 2016
Published in the October 2016 issue of Today's Hospitalist BRIAN FRENCH, MD, MS, knows all about the pitfalls of not having a clear governance structure...

Critical care

Is it risky to take patients off ventilation at night?

January 2017
Published in the January 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist MOST EXPERTS THINK that the ongoing push to staff up ICUs at night should result in...

Infectious Disease

Think local to improve antibiotic use

July 2016
Published in the July 2016 issue of Today's Hospitalist THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) recommends that all hospitals implement an antibiotic stewardship...


Working with other specialties

Do you need to embed a pharmacist?

April 2017
Published in the April 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist HOSPITALISTS TALK A LOT about multidisciplinary team-based care, but one small hospital in Arkansas is actually...


What do you do besides patient care?

March 2017
Published in the March 2017 issue of Today's Hospitalist 


Scheduling software with a proven track record

September 2016
Published in the September 2016 issue of Today's Hospitalist MANY COMPANIES have recently sprung up with new software for physician scheduling. But one product—Tangier—has been...


What’s it take for doctors to find work-life balance?

November 2016
Published in the November 2016 issue of Today's Hospitalist  WHEN IT COMES TO achieving work-life balance, hospitalists can reach that goal—but it takes a lot...