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Practice Administrators

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SHM features a suite of member only benefits for practice administrators to foster greater collaboration within the entire hospital medicine team. From Fellow designations to webinars and live events, SHM is equipped to deliver on your professional and educational needs.


The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is committed to advancing the practice of hospital medicine, extending beyond physicians to the entire hospital medicine team, including practice administrators.

SHM recognizes the essential role that practice administrators play within a hospital medicine group and have developed resources, events and opportunities to help you grow and advance professionally. 


Join SHM’s Special Interest Group for Practice Administrators

SHM’s Practice Administrator Special Interest Group is designed to encourage more meaningful networking and collaboration for SHM members. Join the Practice Administrator Special Interest Group to expand your professional network, participate in furthering the goals of SHM and raise your professional profile among your peers.

Obtain a Fellows Designation

Demonstrate your commitment to hospital medicine and set yourself apart as a leader in the field by applying for a Fellow or Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine designation. Learn more. 

Attend Live Events with an Educational Focus on Practice Management

SHM members receive discounted pricing on live meetings, including;

  • SHM Converge, the largest national hospital medicine meeting, features a Practice Management track.
  • SHM Leadership Academy, the only hospitalist-focused leadership program in the nation, is a great place to hone your leadership skills.


SHM has many valuable resources for practice administrators.

State of Hospital Medicine Report

Benchmark your hospital medicine group (HMG) against others with this extensive look into hospital medicine group configuration and operation.

Key Principles and Characteristics of an Effective Hospital Medicine Group

 Help your HMG improve its capabilities and performance with this framework from SHM.

The Core Competencies of a Hospital Medicine Practice Administrator

Help to educate new hospital medicine practice administrators about their roles and responsibilities, broaden skill sets of existing hospital medicine practice administrators and help employers of hospitalists create job descriptions for hospital medicine practice administrators with this resource.  

Clinical Documentation & Coding

Provide hospitalists with the information needed to avoid incorrect coding with this coding webinar program.

5 Rs of Cultural Humility

Strengthen communication skills and raise awareness of the basic tenets of cultural humility in your HMG


Establish the co-management agreement between the hospitalist team and the non-hospitalist specialty team to provide clarity and set expectations for the entire co-managing teams throughout care.

Hospitalist Medicare Specialty Code

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) assigned this new specialty code, “C6”, for when hospitalists enroll or update enrollment.

Hospitalists Perspectives on EMRs

Affect change on EHR systems by informing conversations with decision makers and provide hospital medicine a definitive voice in the landscape of electronic medical record systems with this white paper from SHM.


Learn about the basics of telemedicine within hospital medicine with this SHM white paper.

Leadership Essentials Launchpad Podcast

This four-part series provides hospital medicine practice administrators and other leaders in the field of hospital medicine with highly valuable content and tools that can be implemented in your practice. It contains interviews with top leaders covering a wide array of topics including: conflict management, business operations and strategic planning, the state of hospital medicine and more.

Leadership Essentials Launchpad Podcast

Members recieve access to SHM's official publications, the Journal of Hospital Medicine and The Hospitalist.


Members receive access to SHM’s official publications, the Journal of Hospital Medicine and The Hospitalist.

How to Join

Click or Tap Here to Join SHM Online

Join SHM today for 1, 2 or 3 years. Multi-year memberships save you money by locking in the current year’s membership rate for the duration of your membership. Questions? Contact the Membership Department for more information or call 800-843-3360, option 1. Membership dues are non-refundable and are non-transferable upon activation.

Society of Hospital Medicine
ATTN: Membership Department
1500 Spring Garden Street
Suite 501
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Fax: 267-702-2690