SHM Membership Corner

Refreshed, Re-energized and Ready for Another Year

One of my favorite things about being a hospitalist is attending the annual SHM meeting. I look forward to making new friends, reconnecting with old colleagues, and learning about what's happening across the country. With so many opportunities to connect and educational tracks to learn from, this year’s conference did not disappoint in the slightest. HM 2015 opened with a discussion of how to take quality to the next level. Hospitalists were once again placed at the forefront of the changing healthcare system, and were encouraged to lead transformational change. In this era of cost-consciousness, it was good to see the organization vigorously support efforts like Choosing Wisely and high-value care. These and other quality initiatives are ones that I personally champion in my daily practice, and I loved HM15's positive reinforcement of that! One interesting new event was the case competition organized around the Choosing Wisely campaign. Hospitalists from…

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by Ethan Gray, VP of Membership, Marketing & Communications There’s a place in your life that -- if you’re like most hospitalists -- you go to more than the coffee shop, more than your car, maybe even more than a hospital room. It’s your email inbox. An email inbox is a mix of important messages, unexpected surprises, new opportunities, engaging ideas and solicitations. Lots of solicitations. That’s why, here at SHM we’re reconsidering how we email our members and others in the healthcare community. We know that having your attention through email is an earned privilege, not a right, so we are making improvements to provide the very best content in the hospital medicine specialty, delivered to your inbox. After all, once it shows up in your inbox, it’s up to you what to do with it. You can delete it right away. You can open it and then delete…

Membership Corner: SHM Has a Group for You

By Dr. Ken Simone DO, SFHM Do you have a special interest within hospital medicine? SHM has a group for you! As hospitalists we have a lot particular interests within our specialty. There are some of us who love academia; others of us love treating children and there are particular nuances of practice associated with academia or pediatrics. For me, as a hospitalist trained in family medicine (HTFM), I am one of more than 1,000 SHM members who have a special need around creating the appropriate infrastructure, identifying the necessary and most useful information in hospital medicine, and more. SHM provides this sort of specialized space for hospitalists with other interests, too. In the SHM membership structure, these entities are called sections, which correlate to your interests and to different care models. The SHM Sections include: Family Medicine Global Health & Human Rights International Med-peds NP/PA Pediatrics Practice Administrators Rural…