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Harnessing the Hospitalist Movement (Part 4 of 4): Scheduling and Leadership

May 10, 2013

Wrapping up our weeklong look at various strategies healthcare organizations can use to effectively implement a hospitalist program, we move on to the third and fourth strategies discussed in Joe Cantlupe’s HealthLeaders Media article: scheduling and leadership. One of the problems hospitals often face with their hospitalist programs is unit scheduling. Instead of having their […]

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Harnessing the Hospitalist Movement (Part 3 of 4): Reduction and Coordination

May 8, 2013

Continuing our look at how you can effectively implement a hospitalist program at your organization, we move on to the second strategy outlined in Joe Cantlupe’s article for HealthLeaders Media: using hospitalists to coordinate care and reduce readmissions. Cantlupe writes, “To improve care coordination and reduce readmissions, particularly among patients discharged to skilled-nursing or rehab […]

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Harnessing the Hospitalist Movement (Part 2 of 4): The Power of One

May 6, 2013

In our last post, we took a brief look at how the hospitalist movement is impacting healthcare. The question we’re looking to address through this series of posts, however, is, how can you as a healthcare executive harness the hospitalist movement for the maximum benefit and ROI for your organization? Joe Cantlupe over at HealthLeaders […]

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Harnessing the Hospitalist Movement (Part 1 of 4)

May 6, 2013

Specialists today are taking a much more sophisticated approach to managing the care of their patients. Gone are the days when a doctor would throw himself on the altar of all-hours, any-location availability. Ultimately, nothing leads to burn-out and professional fatigue more than a physician taking an imbalanced approach to his personal health and well-being. […]

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Study Concludes, Hospitalists are Overworked and Overtasked

January 31, 2013

Cheryl Clark at HealthLeaders Media reports a recent Johns Hopkins University survey published in Jama Internal Medicine concluded that a large percentage of hospitalists are overworked and overtasked. Researchers found that 40 percent of 506 hospitalist respondents said “their workloads exceeded safe levels at least once a month,” while 36 percent “reported excessive workload assignments […]

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Institute of the Future’s Online Hospital Event Begins Today

January 8, 2013

David Gorn at California Healthline reports on an interesting 24-hour online event that begins at 12 p.m. (EST)/9 a.m. (PST) today, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, and continues through tomorrow. A creation of the Institute for the Future (IFTF) and co-sponsored by California Healthline’s publisher, the California Healthcare Foundation, the event is an online game called […]

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