May/June 2021

Explore the benefits of the physician ownership model

physician-autonomy-supportHave you ever asked yourself as a hospitalist: What if I could design the culture of my practice to reflect the values I cherish in my everyday life? Read more here. 

 

 

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Covid News Updates

Check back often as we continue to post timely updates on COVID-19.  Don't miss other important issues facing hospitalists. Battling the other epidemic: opioids June 23,...
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A line team takes charge of placing lines in the covid ICU

WITH COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS dropping nationally and on the west coast, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has just put one of its most successful pandemic innovations on...
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Hospitalists: front and center in vaccination efforts

WHILE THE EFFORT to vaccinate Americans against covid has been chaotic for many, one health system in Florida has had a very different experience....

Compensation

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Raises and subsidies are back on the table

May 2021
WHILE HARDIK VORA, MD, MPH, will remember many things about working through the pandemic, here's one of the better memories: During his 12 years...

Patient flow

How many patient encounters do hospitalists see per shift—and what number do they think is reasonable? According to data from the 2019 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey, hospitalists as a group see an average of just under 17 patient...

Satisfaction/Burnout

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Making sure clinicians stay connected

March 2021
A PSYCHIATRIST in Minneapolis, Cristina Sophia Albott, MD, has long done research into stress and trauma. But early last year, Dr. Albott and some...

Progress Notes

The balance of sacrifice 
in the covid era

A behind-the-scenes artistic view of hospital medicine. Leo Motter, MD, and Dan Langsdale, BA, tackle a variety of stressors, successes and everyday occurrences seen...

Commentary

Clinical

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A line team takes charge of placing lines in the covid...

March 2021
WITH COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS dropping nationally and on the west coast, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has just put one of its most successful pandemic innovations on...

Covid round-up

December 2020
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Read the entire March/April issue of Today’s Hospitalist here.

Past Issue

Editor's Picks

Archives

Technology

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Note bloat: problems with cut and paste

March 2020
AS MEDICAL DIRECTOR of the hospitalist program at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wis., Steven Phillipson, MD, has long known that note bloat and...

Career

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Raises and subsidies are back on the table

May 2021
WHILE HARDIK VORA, MD, MPH, will remember many things about working through the pandemic, here's one of the better memories: During his 12 years...

By the Numbers

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What’s your payer mix?

March 2020
BACK IN JANUARY, I wrote a cautionary column about the various financial pressures squeezing hospitals ("Stress test on economic trends" ). I'm continuing the...

Coding

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Social admissions and prolonged services

We are treating a 59-year-old with general cognitive decline who is currently uninsured. (His Medicaid application and hearing are pending.) While he has long...