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:
The application process for 2017 has closed. Thank you to everyone who applied. Appointments will be made in January 2017 and the term will run May 2017 to April 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The charge of the Public Policy Committee is to make recommendations to the SHM Board regarding policy statements and positions. The committee will also recommend to the Board potential issues for study and review as well as processes for developing public policy.
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.