Hospital Medicine 2013

Hospital Medicine 2013 | SHM 2013

Hospital Medicine 2013 (HM13) is “the largest national conference solely focused in hospital medicine, offering a wealth of educational and networking opportunities in a broad range of subjects.” Attendees will learn about “the latest research, best practices, most up to date clinical knowledge, and the newest innovations in the field.” HM13 offers the opportunity to “Connect and collaborate with an exciting community of hospital medicine professionals who all share the same goal, transforming healthcare and revolutionizing patient care.”

Conference Coverages

Hospitalists Must Learn to Adapt if They Want to Thrive in a Rapidly Changing Health Care Landscape
Hospitalists Must Learn to Adapt if They Want to Thrive in a Rapidly Changing Health Care Landscape
Robert Wachter, MD, assured attendees at Hospital Medicine 2013 that trends point to the ongoing health of the profession of hospital medicine, even in the face of increasing pressures to provide more and more care in the outpatient setting.
Are You Ready for the Transition to Value-Based Purchasing?
The complex world of Medicare reimbursement is about to get even more complicated as CMS moves from a fee-for-service reimbursement plan to value-based payments.
Recommendations on Effective Pain Management Approaches in the Hospital Setting
Achieving safe, effective pain control for inpatients can challenge even experienced clinicians. Components of successful pain control include avoiding pain crises while still steering clear of respiratory depression, being confident with equianalgesic calculations, and transitioning to the outpatient setting.
Recommendations and Advice on the Use of Psychotropic Medications in the Hospital Setting
Sorting through and demystifying the toolkit of antidepressants, anxiolytics, and other psychiatric medications available to hospital physicians.
Update in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation by Hospitalists
Matthew Martinez, MD, FACC, discussed warfarin alternatives and newer mechanical and interventional strategies for the management of atrial fibrillation at Hospital Medicine 2013.
Initiative Improves Adherence to Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Recommendations, But Will It Actually Lower Risk of VTE?
Researchers present surprising new data at Hospital Medicine 2013 about venous thromboembolism prophylaxis implementation, along with novel approaches to integrating primary care and hospital management of very ill patients.
The MARQUIS Initiative Offers Tools and Resources to Improve Medication Reconciliation Practices
Medication reconciliation at the time of admission as well as at patient discharge can prevent significant harm from adverse drug events, yet many providers feel they don't have time to take this important step.
Infectious Disease Clinical Pearls for Hospitalists
Inpatient management of patients with increasingly virulent community acquired and nosocomial infections, ranging from bacteremia to C. difficile colitis, presents hospitalists with challenging choices.
Evidence-Based Medicine and the Hospitalist
Many accepted practices in hospital medicine, ranging from electrolyte management to the components of a syncope workup, may have scant or equivocal evidence to support their use.

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