Official journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine. The Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM) is the first and only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the specialty of hospital medicine. The 2006 launch of JHM has allowed the Society to assume a greater educational and leadership role by publishing landmark research that will define the practice of hospital medicine.
The Hospitalist is the official monthly newsmagazine of the Society of Hospital Medicine. It is the must-read source of information for hospitalists throughout the United States. Since it’s inception in 1997, The Hospitalist features news, trends, issues, and people instrumental in shaping hospital medicine.
Featuring completely reshot content and new clinical skills videos, Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. The site features more than 8 hours of video content.
The Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine is a blueprint to develop standardized curricula for teaching hospital medicine in medical school, post-graduate (i.e., residency, fellowship), and continuing medical education programs. The competencies standardize expected learning outcomes, but leave it to the curriculum developers and content experts to select instructional strategies, provide relevancy of context, and select the most relevant and up to date medical content.
The intent of the HCAHPS initiative is to provide a standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients' perspectives on hospital care. While many hospitals have collected information on patient satisfaction, prior to HCAHPS there was no national standard for collecting or publicly reporting patients' perspectives of care information that would enable valid comparisons to be made across all hospitals. In order to make "apples to apples" comparisons to support consumer choice, it was necessary to introduce a standard measurement approach: the HCAHPS survey, which is also known as the CAHPS® Hospital Survey, or Hospital CAHPS. HCAHPS is a core set of questions that can be combined with a broader, customized set of hospital-specific items. HCAHPS survey items complement the data hospitals currently collect to support improvements in internal customer services and quality related activities.
The SHM White Paper Series is a part of SHM’s mission to keep members up-to-date with the latest research on hospital medicine, as well as opinions from various thought-leaders throughout the specialty. The Career Satisfaction White Paper and the Dashboard White Paper provide information on hospitalist job satisfaction and hospital medicine metrics.
Dr. Robert Wachter, a pre-eminent thought leader in hospital medicine and the man who coined the term 'hospitalist', has partnered with SHM and The Hospitalist to bring you Wachter's World. This lively and engaging blog features Dr. Wachter's insight, analysis, and ruminations on hospitals, hospitalists, quality, safety, healthcare issues of the day, and more.