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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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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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Improving Patient Flow in the ED

January 30, 2013

Healthcare organizations are doing battle across many fronts on a daily basis. One of the most prominent fronts is found in the emergency department with patient flow. FierceHealthcare recently asked the following question of two industry leaders: “How can hospitals keep EDs running smoothly?” Their answers can be broken down into four strategies. First, start […]

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