SHM Press Releases

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Recent Press Releases:

Society of Hospital Medicine to Welcome Over 4,000 Hospitalists to Annual Meeting  
March 16, 2017
Hospital Medicine 2017 Projected to be the Largest Education and Networking Opportunity for Hospital Medicine Professionals to Date

Novel Journal of Hospital Medicine Research Explores Challenges of VIP Patient Care  
March 13, 2017
First-of-its-Kind Study Finds Clinicians Often Feel Pressured by Patients, Families to Perform Unnecessary Testing and Treatment

Andrew Auerbach, MD, MPH, SFHM and Vineet Arora, MD, MPP, FHM Elected to American Society for Clinic  
February 22, 2017
Successful Nominations Prove Growing Impact of Hospital Medicine Research

The Society of Hospital Medicine’s Center for Quality Improvement Receives Recognition from CMS  
February 10, 2017
Shared Hospital Patient Safety Network Reduces Patient Harm, Saves Lives and Reduces Costs

The Society of Hospital Medicine Releases Resources to Educate Hospital Medicine Professionals on MA  
January 12, 2017
Updated Resources Help Hospitalists Successfully Navigate New Payment Structure, Keep Hospitalists Informed

The Society of Hospital Medicine Partners with 10 U.S. Hospitals to Reduce Adverse Events Associated  
December 21, 2016
Mentored Implementation Framework Helps Hospitals, Clinicians Increase Patient Safety through Implementation of Evidence-Based Best Practices

Society of Hospital Medicine Releases 2016 State of Hospital Medicine Report  
October 21, 2016
Biennial Report Provides Extensive Insight into Hospital Medicine Group Configuration and Operation, Now Available in Enhanced Mobile Version

Society of Hospital Medicine Welcomes Beth Hawley, MBA, SFHM, FACHE as Chief Operating Officer  
July 5, 2016
Hawley Brings Years of Healthcare Insight & Organizational Leadership to Fortify Society’s Mission of Improving Care of Hospitalized Patients

Society of Hospital Medicine Submits Comments, Suggestions on MACRA Rule to CMS  
June 30, 2016
Comments Seek to Ensure Hospitalists Can Participate in Payment Pathway of Their Choosing, Stresses Fair and Accurate Assessment

Society of Hospital Medicine Proposes Recommendations for Medicare Patient Observation Notice  
June 22, 2016
Society Expresses Concern with Potential for Patient Confusion, Stresses Hospitalists’ Essential Role in Observation Status Policy Development

Three Hospitalists Honored on Modern Healthcare’s List of 50 Most Influential Physician Leaders  
April 14, 2016
Recognition Confirms Hospitalists’ Influence and Leadership in the US Healthcare System

SHM to Partner with 18 U.S. Hospitals to Improve Patient Outcomes through Medication Reconciliation  
April 4, 2016
AHRQ Funding Supports Mentored Implementation Program to Help Hospitals Decrease Adverse Drug Events

Future Hospitalists Honored with Society of Hospital Medicine Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant  
March 26, 2016
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)’s Physician in Training Committee recently announced the 2016 Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant recipients.

Announcing SHM s New President and Board Member  
March 24, 2016
Earlier this month at Hospital Medicine 2016 in San Diego, CA, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)’s Chief Executive Officer, Laurence Wellikson, MD, MHM, announced that Brian Harte, MD, SFHM, was elected President of SHM’s Bo

United States Surgeon General to Speak at the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Annual Meeting  
February 26, 2016
Featured Address Part of SHM’s “Year of the Hospitalist” Celebration, Recognizing 20th Anniversary of Hospital Medicine

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Grants Billing Code for Hospitalists  
February 25, 2016
Major Milestone for Hospital Medicine Demonstrates Growth and Importance of Specialty, Provides Hospitalists with Ability to Benchmark & Focus Quality Improvement Efforts.

Society of Hospital Medicine to Host over 3,000 Hospitalists at Its Annual Meeting  
February 9, 2016
Hospital Medicine 2016 to Provide Extensive Education and Networking Opportunities to Hospital Medicine Professionals.

SHM’s Project BOOST Integrates into Cerner EHR Processes  
October 5, 2015
New readmission prevention technology available to Cerner clients

Doximity and Society of Hospital Medicine Partner to Better Connect Hospitalists  
June 18, 2015
Leading online medical network to include SHM content and designations along with existing secure case collaboration tools.

SHM and IPC Healthcare Develop First SHM Primer for Hospitalists in Skilled Nursing Facilities  
April 1, 2015
New Training Program Demonstrated at Hospital Medicine 2015

SHM Provides Mentorship for Resident QI Clinics Launch at Harlem and Bronx‐Lebanon Hospital Centers  
January 20, 2015
New joint program brings multi-level education to residents interested in improving care for hospitalized patients.

State of Hospital Medicine: Nationwide Demand Continues for Hospitalists  
September 5, 2014
Findings from SHM’s Bi-Annual Survey Report Show Increasing Roles of Family Medicine Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Hospital Medicine

Hospitalists Agree: For Better Patient Care, Observation Status Needs Overhaul  
July 30, 2014
New Report from SHM Recommends Changes to Improve Observation Status, Provides New Research on Impact in the Hospital

SHM Honors the Very Best in Hospital Medicine at Its Annual Meeting  
March 24, 2014
More than 3,000 Hospitalists Gather to Celebrate Leadership, Excellence in the Hospital Medicine Movement

Cerner and SHM's Project BOOST Working Together to Curb Readmissions  
August 6, 2013
Cerner Corporation is embarking on a partnership with the Society of Hospital Medicine's (SHM) Project BOOST to reduce readmission rates in hospitals across the country.

SHM's Awards of Excellence Honor the Best in Hospital Medicine  
May 17, 2013
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) presented its Awards of Excellence to five hospitalists and one hospital care team at its annual meeting today near Washington, DC.

Society of Hospital Medicine Publishes Ten Recommendations for Choosing Wisely  
February 21, 2013
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has published two lists of recommendations intended to guide hospitalists toward high-value care in the hospital as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign, an initiative of the ABIM Founda

Society of Hospital Medicine Expands Fellows Eligibility to Non-Physicians  
November 30, 2012
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has expanded eligibility in its Fellowship in Hospital Medicine program to include Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Physician Assistants (PAs) and Hospital Medicine Practice Administrators.

Society of Hospital Medicine Appoints Danielle Scheurer Physician Editor for The Hospitalist  
June 5, 2012
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has named Danielle B. Scheurer, MD, MSCR, SFHM as the new physician editor for The Hospitalist, SHM's monthly newsmagazine.

SHM Receives the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award  
March 14, 2012
SHM is the first national medical association recognized with the Eisenberg Award. The award acknowledges SHM for its innovative mentored implementation model, which has been utilized in more than 300 hospitals and touched tens o

SHM Receives the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award  
March 14, 2012- SHM is the first national medical association recognized with the Eisenberg Award. The award acknowledges SHM for its innovative mentored implementation model, which has been utilized in more than 300 hospitals and touched...

New White Paper: Communication Key to Preventing Readmissions for Patients With Multiple Chronic Con  
March 12, 2012
Findings from a survey of 4,000 physician members of QuantiaMD, conducted by the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and QuantiaMD has resulted in a whitepaper and online interactive series featuring innovative examples of how to

Society of Hospital Medicine Anniversary Meeting Focused on Collaboration and Improving Patient Care  
January 30, 2012
The 15th Society of Hospital Medicine Anniversary Annual Meeting is expected to draw record attendees in San Diego, CA, April 1-4 as more than 2,700 hospitalists and healthcare professionals meet to advance the field of hospita

SHM AHA and Others to Present First-Ever Meeting on Hospital-Based Specialties  
October 14, 2011
Just fifteen years after hospitals began using the hospitalist model to treat patients, a new and diverse range of specialties have adopted the same approach to staffing care. SHM, AHA and Other will present at the first-ever m

Society of Hospital Medicine Announces SVP of the Center for Hospital Innovation and Improvement  
June 30, 2011
Gregory Maynard, MD, MSc, SFHM, has been named Senior Vice President of SHM's newly established Center for Hospital Innovation and Improvement.

Society of Hospital Medicine Names Andrew Auerbach Next Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Hospital M  
May 12, 2011
Dr. Auerbach will be the second editor-in-chief of the Journal and will assume the role in January 2012.

Society of Hospital Medicine Awards The Doctors Company Exclusive Endorsement  
May 11, 2011
New Partnership Brings Exclusive Program Discounts to SHM Members

SHM Signs on to HHS Partnership for Patients Pledge  
April 13, 2011
Many SHM members and leaders already conducting patient safety programs on reducing readmissions, medication reconciliation

Society of Hospital Medicine Announces New Masters in Hospital Medicine, Board Appointments  
March 30, 2011
SHM is proud to announce the upcoming induction of four new Masters in Hospital Medicine and the appointment of two members to its board of directors.

Society of Hospital Medicine Now Accepting Applications for Young Researchers Awards  
March 15, 2011
Awards Will Provide $100,000 to Hospital Medicine Researchers

American Board of Internal Medicine Approves SHM Quality Improvement Programs  
January 26, 2011
ABIM AQI Pathway Approval Will Qualify SHM Quality Leaders for 30 MOC points

AHRQ Awards Research Grant to the Society of Hospital Medicine  
January 17, 2010
$1.5 million dollar AHRQ grant awarded to SHM to support research on medication reconciliation during transitions of care.

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