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5 simple ways to improve patient satisfaction

Patient satisfaction and improving the hospital experience is being discussed in hospital boardrooms across the country. Now that financial reimbursements are directly tied to HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey scores, there is a significant incentive to do so. A ...Read More

Creating the ideal hospital medicine program

Over a relatively short amount of time since first being introduced into our healthcare system, hospital medicine has become the most rapidly expanding specialty in the United States. But as the number of practicing hospitalists soars above the 30,000 mark, a new and immediate ...Read More

5 elusive problems for hospitals everywhere

As healthcare reform sets in, hospitals are gearing up for many challenges. While some of these are new to the healthcare industry, several are against the backdrop of very old problems that have plagued us for decades. Speaking as a doctor who has worked ...Read More

The ideal hospital rounding model

Hospitals across the country are grappling with the consequences of healthcare reform. The drive towards quality, value-based care and the need to control costs has brought the practice of hospital medicine to the forefront of American healthcare. Once seen as a mere stand-in for ...Read More