Clinicians to Follow on Twitter, Opioid Management & Int’l HM in the News

SHM & Hospital Medicine in the News: February 2 – February 16, 2017
Check out the latest hospital medicine and SHM-related stories in mainstream and healthcare-centric news. For the full stories, click on the links below:


The Doctor is In: 13 Clinicians to Follow on Twitter
Clinical medicine is rapidly changing in the US, with new payment models, revolutionary treatments, and, of course, political turmoil shaking things up. Trying to keep pace? Here are a dozen doctors and nurses (and one bonus comic) to follow on Twitter. They expound on politics, patients, insurers, and the future of this trillion-dollar industry.

February 9, 2017
STATNews
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U.S. Patients Have Lower Mortality Rates with Foreign-Trained Doctors
U.S. patients may have lower mortality rates if their doctors were trained at foreign medical schools rather than at American universities, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data for more than 1.2 million hospitalizations handled by general internists at U.S. hospitals and found patients were slightly less likely to die within 30 days after admission if their doctor went to medical school in another country.

February 3, 2017
Yahoo! News
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Opioids and Other Medications May Result in Adverse Events or Death
With opioid abuse in the USA now a major crisis and the use of certain non-opioids in combination with these drugs a major potential risk, Thomas W Frederickson, lead author of the Society of Hospital Medicine guide Reducing Adverse Drug Events Related to Opioids (RADEO), writes about reducing the risk of death and the related US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings in an Expert View piece.

February 8, 2017
the pharma letter
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Williams Speaks at First International Conference of Hospital Medicine in Taiwan
During a recent trip to Taiwan, Dr. Mark V. Williams, director of the Center for Health Services Research (CHSR), had the opportunity to share his expertise as a hospitalist and researcher with colleagues in Taiwan. Williams was invited by Dr. Ming-Chin Yang, National Taiwan University’s associate dean of the College of Public Health, and Dr. Nin-Chieh Hsu, a practicing hospitalist in Taiwan, to speak at the Jan. 7 forum of hospital medicine at the first International Conference of Hospital Medicine.

February 3, 2017
University of Kentucky Healthcare
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Why Do Doctors Ignore Hospital Rankings?
Last year, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a new and controversial rating system for hospitals called the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating. The agency used data from 64 of the approximately 100 quality measures already reported on its Hospital Compare website to assign 3,662 hospitals ratings of from one to five stars, with five being the best. The ratings will be updated quarterly. 

February 10, 2017
Medical Economics
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N.J.’s Oldest Nurse, 97, Rewrites the Rules on Aging
As the digital numbers flashed on the blood pressure monitor, Emerson’s public health nurse got right to the point with her 82-year-old patient. “When did you have your last physical? Do you go for a physical every year?” Kathryn Hodges asked.

February 6, 2017
Daily Record
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Felicia Steele

Felicia joined the Society of Hospital Medicine in November of 2016 and serves as the Communications Coordinator. She is responsible for overseeing day-to-day social media engagement, developing content that supports SHM’s brand and core values, monitoring SHM’s media coverage and assisting in the moderation of SHM’s online community, HMX.

Prior to her role at SHM, Ms. Steele was the Sales & Marketing Assistant at The MandMarblestone Group, LLC, a tax law consulting firm. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Public Health from Temple University.

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