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SHM Committees

Committees play an essential role in the operational structure of SHM, with input in everything from educational activities—including SHM’s annual meeting—to advocacy. By volunteering on a committee, you will be able to collaborate with colleagues from diverse professional backgrounds to shape and influence the resources and programs offered by SHM.

SHM relies on its committee members to ensure that the mission and goals of the Society are carried out efficiently and effectively. Prior to applying, please review the goals and charge of the committee that interests you (listed below) to ensure that you are prepared to be an active participant in the work of that group. In order to be considered for the committee, you must:

  • Be an active member of SHM
  • Be prepared to dedicate no less than 2 hours each month to the work of the committee; this includes participation in conference calls and projects.
  • Demonstrate a professional background or interest that can enhance the objectives of the committee

The committee application process is open! Click the “Apply Here” button to submit your application for the 2018-2019 committee term prior to October 13, 2017, when the submission process will close.

Timeline of events:

  • Committee application period opens: July 12, 2017
  • Committee application period closes: October 31, 2017
  • Application review and selection process: November 1, 2017-January 18, 2018
  • Notifications to applicants: January 19, 2018

Each year, SHM receives hundreds of applications for a very limited number of open seats (typically 2-3 on each committee). Your description of how you intend to support the current and future work of the committees will be carefully evaluated and weighted in the selection process.

 

 

Questions should be directed to committees@hospitalmedicine.org.


Committee Charges and Goals

Academic Committee

The charge of the Academic Committee is coordination and support of SHM efforts for academic hospitalists. This should include providing the educational and curricular resources for academic hospitalists as well as career development support. This committee will be involved with SHM relationships with key academic organizations external to SHM.

Academic Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Develop new resources that promote professional growth, networking and mentorship within Academic Hospital Medicine
  • Develop the annual meeting Research/Academic track
  • Continue to support and re-evaluate existing Academic programs offered at the annual SHM meeting, and revise as necessary.

SHM staff: Patrick Vulgamore, pvulgamore@hospitalmedicine.org

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Annual Meeting Committee

The charge of the Annual Meeting Committee is to develop the content for the SHM Annual Meeting and Pre-Courses; including topics, speakers and learning objectives.

Annual Meeting Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Develop SHM’s Annual Meeting/Hospital Medicine program
  • Develop Interactive Workshop Sessions - Select a diversity of workshop topics from a wide
  • Develop Hospital Medicine pre-courses
  • Committee Cross-Collaboration - Collaborate with other committees/constituent groups on track development.
  • Provide Varied Content - Accommodate the diversity of interests and experiences among members of the society while emphasizing the clinical experience.
  • Explore an Open Call for Content System

SHM staff: Brittany Evans, bevans@hospitalmedicine.org

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Chapter Support Committee

The charge of the Chapter Support Committee is to provide the Society's chapters with an effective foundation and platform for success, consistent with SHM's mission, vision, values, and goals.

Chapter Support Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Along with staff, manage and develop the Chapter Development Fund Program
  • Along with staff, manage and develop the Chapter Excellence Program
  • Develop a training program and new resources to support chapter leaders.
  • Help execute strategies from September Board Meeting

SHM staff: Lisa Chester, lchester@hospitalmedicine.org

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Communications Committee

The Charge of the Communications Committee is to develop and make recommendations to an overall SHM content strategy for SHM’s offline and online publications, newsletters, websites and social media. The Committee will utilize the Communications Roadmap for Success as the basis of their work

Communications Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Review content from SHM’s publications and committee work and make recommendations on the development of new content and the integration of existing content for other channels or formats.
  • Assist in the development of readership or website surveys.
  • Review the results of readership and branding surveys to prioritize new content/formats that should be developed.
  • Review SHM’s website and make recommendations for areas of content that should be developed or curated for SHM’s key audiences.
  • Review SHM’s social media outreach and make recommendations on new platforms or strategies.
  • Recommend potential content partners and distribution partners.
  • Review current readership feedback mechanisms and make recommendations on the development of new mechanisms to derive feedback
  • Develop mechanisms to ensure content / data is structured and tagged for ease of use and multi-modal deployment.
  • Ensure SHM resources are aligned with the committee goals

SHM Staff: Lisa Zoks, lzoks@hospitalmedicine.org

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Education Committee

The charge of the Education Committee is to provide recommendations on policies and actions that enhance education within hospital medicine in order to position SHM as the go to resource for hospital medicine education. The Education Committee is also charged with providing education that improves communication with individual patients in all aspects of practice and the public regarding health promotion.

Education Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Provide ongoing and long-term support and process improvement to the SHM Annual Meeting related to curriculum, schedule, technological integration, speakers, etc.
  • Advise strategic efforts in the building of a yearly educational plan, including the building of Maintenance of Certification tools and the creation of critical care and palliative curriculum as recommended by those work groups.
  • Provide annual review of Core Competencies, advising on needed updates and proposing potential new chapters as needed.
  • Provide Hospitalist perspective and resources to the Internal Medicine Re-design process (via the Internal Medicine Re-design subcommittee).
  • Provide a statement to the board regarding evidence-based best practices and guidelines for procedural and diagnostic use of ultrasound by hospitalists via the Ultrasound guidelines work group. Create consensus-based practical guidelines.

SHM staff: Nick Marzano, nmarzano@hospitalmedicine.org

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Family Medicine Committee

The Charge of the Family Medicine Committee is to develop initiatives and programs to promote the practice of family practice hospital medicine and make recommendations of an SHM family practices agenda to the Membership Committee and SHM Board. The Committee will look for opportunities to encourage family practice hospitalists to become active SHM members.

Family Medicine Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Successfully transition the Family Medicine Committee to the Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine (HTFM) Special Interest Group, launching at the Hospital Medicine 2018 conference.
  • Complete the white paper titled, “Curricular Guidelines for Family Medicine Residencies to Prepare Family Physicians for Careers in Adult Hospital Medicine - Hospital Medicine Track.”
  • Navigate the formal submission to ABFM to develop a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Critical Care Medicine by completing the nine requests asked of the committee by ABFM President and CEO, James C. Puffer, MD.
  • Promote the advancement of HTFM
  • Increase presence and awareness of HTFM contributions to the field of hospital medicine

SHM staff: Taylor Griffith, tgriffith@hospitalmedicine.org

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Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee

The charge of the Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee is to oversee the efforts of SHM within quality improvement, reduction in medical errors, and advances in patient safety. This Committee should explore opportunities to provide Hospitalists with the skills and the tools to become leaders in quality initiatives in Hospital Medicine.

Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee Goals

  • Develop the QI track for the annual meeting.
  • Support the development of a Quality Improvement Special Interest Group as a mechanism for engaging QI enthusiasts and engendering enthusiasm for QI work.
  • Reducing Diagnostic Error Subcommittee
    • Identify key recommendations in the Institute of Medicine report addressing diagnostic error that may be adopted by hospitalists
    • Identify strategies for reducing diagnostic errors
    • Identify a grant opportunity to fund the development of resources to educate hospitalists about diagnostic errors and how to prevent them
  • The High Value Care Subcommittee
    • Develop additional Choosing Wisely/High Value Care recommendations for hospitalists to support the implementation of high value care strategies.
    • Enact a mentored multi-institutional implementation of a choosing wisely recommendation.
    • Develop standard guidance in hospitalist high value care/Choosing Wisely implementation.
  • The QI Strategy Subcommittee: The Center for Quality Improvement and the HQPS QI Strategy Subcommittee want to identify strategies to support hospitalists in their QI initiatives and in growing QI leadership in their institutions.

SHM staff: Jenna Goldstein, jgoldstein@hospitalmedicine.org

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Information Technology Committee

The charge of the IT Committee is to develop initiatives and programs to promote and develop best practices for hospitalists engaged in hospital and health IT related initiatives. The committee will make recommendations about SHM's health information technology agenda to the SHM Board.

Information Technology Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Ensure optimal transition to a SIG
  • Define the charge/objectives of a multi-society task force in preparation to approach and recruit members of the Council for Medical Subspecialties during their November, 2017 meeting.
  • Create best practices to cut down on screen time (i.e., culture of cut/paste).
  • Assign Monthly HMX Moderators.

SHM staff: Patrick Vulgamore, pvulgamore@hospitalmedicine.org

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Membership Committee

The charge of the Membership Committee is to promote and advance the continuing growth and diversity of membership and to ensure that all members can share in the material and intellectual resources of SHM.

Membership Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Along with staff, facilitate the evolution of Special Interest Group constituency composition on the Membership Committee
  • Participate in Membership Needs Assessment
  • Facilitate annual program evaluations.
  • Assist staff with execution of any action items from the September Board Strategy Session on Membership.

SHM staff: Ethan Gray, egray@hospitalmedicine.org

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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Committee

The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Committee's charge is to develop initiatives and programs to promote and define the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in Hospital Medicine. The Committee will make recommendations of an SHM NP/PA agenda to the SHM Board. The Committee will look for opportunities to encourage nurse practitioners and physician assistants to become active SHM members.

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Along with staff, facilitate the evolution of the NP/PA Committee to a Special Interest Group:
  • Serve as counsel and workgroup participants in SHM’s NP/PA Expansion project.
  • Facilitate NP/PA Staffing Workshop at HM18
  • Review and Refresh NP/PA Onboarding Toolkit
  • Facilitate Regular HMX discussions:

SHM staff: Ethan Gray, egray@hospitalmedicine.org

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Patient Experience Committee

The charge of the Patient Experience Committee is to support hospitalists in efforts to: improve and/or develop a service - and patient-centered culture, co-design patient-centered processes and care practices with patients and patient groups, improve and demonstrate patient-centered service behaviors and communication skills, develop, implement, and assess the success of strategies to improve the patient experience and patient-centeredness of care.

Patient Experience Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Assessment: ascertain the current needs, perceptions, and practices surrounding patient-centered care in hospital medicine.
  • Tools and resources: develop activities and resources that will support SHM’s membership in developing skills and modeling key behaviors linked to better patient experiences (eg, communication and empathy).
  • Partnership and Engagement: Engage providers, patients, care partners, patient advocacy groups and expert partners in dialogue that allows for ongoing input and feedback to aid the committee in its efforts to set appropriate patient experience goals and provide effective tools for caregivers.

SHM staff: Jenna Goldstein, jgoldstein@hospitalmedicine.org

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Pediatrics Committee

The Pediatrics Committee is charged with developing initiatives and programs to promote the practice of pediatric hospital medicine. The Committee will make recommendations of an SHM pediatrics agenda to the SHM Board. The Committee will look for opportunities to encourage pediatricians to become active SHM members.

Pediatrics Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Develop educational programs specific for pediatric hospitalist medicine professionals.
  • Promote the presence of pediatric hospitalists at the national, regional and local level, both within and outside of the SHM.
  • Develop plans to increase the pediatric SHM membership
  • Develop process to transition Pediatrics Committee from committee to special interest group.
  • Maintain and progress the PHM Core Competencies Revision project

SHM staff: Samantha Regosch, sregosch@hospitalmedicine.org

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Performance Measurement & Reporting Committee

The Charge of the Performance Measurement and Reporting Committee is to develop a coordinated approach for SHM to work with external organizations in the performance, standards and quality arena.

Performance Measurement & Reporting Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Building and Fostering External Relationships with Organizations Active in Performance Measurement and Reporting
  • Coordinate the Performance Measurement and Reporting Strategy of SHM
  • Provide Education for SHM General Membership
  • Collaborate with Other SHM Committees

SHM staff: Joshua Lapps, jlapps@hospitalmedicine.org

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Physicians in Training Committee

The charge of the Physicians in Training Committee is to ensure the successful transition of medical students and residents into the practice of hospital medicine. The committee also ensures that the practice requirements of hospital medicine are adequately addressed in residency training.

Physicians in Training Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Cultivate and Oversee Special Interest Groups for Residents and Students.
  • Review and develop grant programs for residents and students.
  • Develop young hospitalist engagement.
  • Hospital Medicine Career Education

SHM staff: Lisa Chester, lchester@hospitalmedicine.org

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Practice Administrators Committee

The charge of the Practice Administrators committee is to develop initiatives and programs to promote and define the role of non-physician practice administrators in Hospital Medicine, to facilitate and enhance the integration of administrators into the Society, and to strengthen the ability of the Society to fulfill its mission by developing and using the talents of current and future administrative leaders.

Practice Administrators Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Ensure optimal transition to SIG
  • Develop content focused on administering a hospital medicine group.
  • Launch the 4th Cohort of the Administrator Mentor Program
  • Member Recruitment
  • HMX Moderation

SHM staff: Patrick Vulgamore, pvulgamore@hospitalmedicine.org

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Practice Analysis Committee

The Charge of the Practice Analysis Subcommittee is to provide data and analysis on the characteristics of hospitalists and hospital medicine practices, provide information on the value of the services provided by hospital medicine practices and provide data and information that can be used by hospital medicine practices to improve their efficiency and productivity. 

Practice Analysis Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2019

  • Create and disseminate a targeted product satisfaction survey on the 2016 State of Hospital Medicine Report
  • Reach out to large management companies and health systems for a targeted focus group.
  • Critical appraisal of core content of the SOHM report based on feedback from focus groups.
  • Create the 2018 State of Hospital Medicine Survey Instrument
  • Ensure adequate responses for the 2018 State of Hospital Medicine Survey Instrument
  • Publish the 2018 State of Hospital Medicine Report
  • Produce learning module on how to use/case studies on SOHM Report
  • Publish Survey Insights columns
  • Have a deeper integration with the governance structure

SHM staff: Patrick Vulgamore, pvulgamore@hospitalmedicine.org

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Practice Management Committee

The Practice Management Committee will advise the Society regarding issues related to the business aspects of hospital medicine and the management of hospital medicine groups, and will oversee the development of member communication, education and resources related to practice operations.

Practice Management Committee Goals 

Goals 2017-2018

  • Develop a methodology that quantifies or calculates the value of Hospital Medicine Groups.
  • Choose HM’18 PM Track
  • Ensure a successful launch of the PM SIG
  • Create practice management guidelines to create family friendly work environments for hospitalists.
  • Assign monthly HMX moderators to post a minimum of 2 discussion points per month.

SHM staff: Patrick Vulgamore, pvulgamore@hospitalmedicine.org

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Public Policy Committee

The Charge of the Public Policy Committee is to make recommendations to the SHM Board on policy statements, positions, and objectives. The committee will also recommend to the Board potential issues for study and review as well as processes for developing public policy. Committee will strategize with SHM staff to actively advocate for board approved positions and policy objectives.

Public Policy Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Shaping of MACRA
  • Continue to provide comment as needed on CMS and other Federal Agency proposed rules.
  • Continue to advocate for legislation/policy change dealing with Observation status.
  • Play appropriate roles in broader healthcare reform efforts

SHM staff: Joshua Boswell, jboswell@hospitalmedicine.org

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Research Committee

The charge of the Research Committee is to develop, promote, and make recommendations of an SHM research agenda. The Committee will make recommendations to the SHM Board to enhance SHM's efforts to encourage and promote research activities in hospital medicine. The Committee will look for opportunities to encourage SHM members to participate in research activities.

Research Committee Goals

Goals 2017-2018

  • Develop the annual meeting Academic/Research track
  • Develop, implement, and participate in activities that support the pipeline of hospital medicine research and the professional development of HM researchers, and elevate the profile of Hospital Medicine research.
  • Develop a mechanism for assessing HM research priorities for SHM and creating a support network

SHM staff: Patrick Vulgamore, pvulgamore@hospitalmedicine.org

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