As knowledgeable clinicians and professionals, hospitalists have the ability to make major contributions to quality, patient safety, resource utilization, and patient flow. Is your organization realizing the full benefits of hospital medicine? Use the strategies and tools in this book to develop, implement, and sustain a successful hospitalist program.
Strategic planning for your hospitalist program
The first half of the book provides a strategic perspective on hospital medicine. It explains how to evaluate return on investment, summarizes high-level dos and don’ts, and presents an overview of legal and contracting considerations.
Best practices for managing your hospital medicine group
The second part of the book focuses on the details of implementing and sustaining a successful hospital medicine program. It covers a wide range of topics including compensation and performance management, communications, staffing, the role of the medical director, information systems, and billing revenue.
Companion website includes: Appendixes A through G and a sample hospitalist contract.