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Hospital Medicine Resources for Practice Administrator Leaders

Leaders of hospital medicine groups represent a core constituency within the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM) membership. SHM has assembled a wide range of practice management materials that practice administrators and leaders can use to improve their practice.

A sampling of these resources are summarized below:

The Society of Hospital Medicine Leadership Academy

More than 1,000 hospitalists have attended one or more of SHM’s Leadership Academy programs. These exciting educational offerings are designed to provide hospital medicine leaders with the skills and resources required to successfully lead and manage a hospital medicine program

Key Characteristics of Effective Hospital Medicine Groups (HMGs)

Administrator Roundtables
The Society of Hospital Medicine’s Practice Administrator Committee has offered a free series of webinar roundtables addressing key topics for hospital executives including:

  • Value-based purchasing
  • Return on investment
  • Accountable care organizations
  • Post-acute care

These webinars have been recorded and are available on demand.

2014 State of Hospital Medicine Report-The Society of Hospital Medicine's Annual Survey
This bi-annual report is based on 2013 data. The report contains extensive information on hospital medicine practices, including staffing, clinical roles, services, compensation and productivity. The Report will be published in September 2014. Pre-order your copy today.

Co-Management: Shared Responsibility, Authority and Accountability for the Care of a Hospitalized Patient
The Society of Hospital Medicine’s Co-management Task Force has developed a new Guide to building a successful co-management program - for hospital medicine group leaders starting a new program, or for those trying to improve the operation of an existing program.
Included in the Guide are:

  • Program profiles
  • Sample service agreements
  • Information on documentation, codingand billing

Hospital Medicine and Healthcare Reform
Stay up to date on the latest news and resources involving healthcare reform implementation. View headlines, implementation timelines, and this month's Letters to Congress and Regulatory.Principles for Developing a Sustainable And Successful Hospitalist Program
As the hospitalist movement evolves, a body of knowledge is developing regarding the key elements necessary to build and sustain a successful hospitalist program. At the request of the AMA, a group representing the OMSS, the AHA, The Joint Commission, and SHM convened to define these key guidelines.
The result of this effort is a set of 15 principles, grouped into four categories:

  • Vision
  • Organization/structure
  • Relationships/communications
  • Operations/management

Hospitalists: A Guide to Building and Sustaining a Successful Program
This book is designed for hospital executives and hospitalist leaders seeking to improve the performance of their hospital medicine group. It describes and characterizes best practices and successful models within the fast-growing hospitalist movement.

The Society of Hospital Medicine Career Center
This online job board provides extensive resources and capabilities for organizations employing hospitalists and for hospitalists seeking jobs. It is the industry's most comprehensive and expansive job board dedicated only to hospitalists.