Articles - Hospital Medicine

Make Your Bylaws Inclusive

When a healthcare facility hires a board-certified physician, it sends a positive message to both patients and staff: This doctor is a proven and accomplished practitioner whom you can trust to deliver exceptional medical care. To ensure that their physicians are properly credentialed and indeed have the ability to provide quality healthcare, organizations throughout the United States have established bylaws. ...

More Hospitals Require Physicians to be Board Certified

Board certification has long been seen as a voluntary process available to highly motivated and qualified physicians to demonstrate their mastery of the medical specialty they practice. As a result, the general public typically correlates board certification with expertise, which has been incentive enough to commit to the certification process. However, in the 21st century, as the medical paradigm has ...

Hospitalists Across the Nation are Taking a Lead Role in Coordinating Patient Care

In recent years, hospitalists have become some of the most sought-after specialists in hospitals around the nation. These men and women are unique in that they have dedicated their careers to becoming experts in hospital-based healthcare. As a result, they are equipped to provide tremendous, personalized care to their patients while also serving as de facto hospital administrators who drive ...

Hospital Medicine Recognition & the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services

In a recent landmark decision, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it has developed a code recognizing Hospital Medicine as its own specialty area. This has far reaching implications because, for the first time, hospitalists will have the opportunity to benchmark their data against national averages using standardized data rather than being grouped together with primary ...

Physician Leaders are Transforming Healthcare

For many years, one of the largest problems facing the American healthcare system has been a shortage of physician leaders. As medicine has become more streamlined, economized, and consolidated, hospital groups and other large healthcare organizations have tended to be led by business leaders, not medical doctors. However, in response to recent changes in healthcare policy, there are more opportunities ...

Internal Medicine Residents: Have You Considered a Future in Hospital Medicine?

If you are a board certified internal medicine resident and you are considering a future in hospital medicine, you might be interested to learn about the American Board of Hospital Medicine®, the first member board in North America to offer board certification in hospital medicine. This member board was developed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® in response to ...

Why is it Important for Hospital Staffing Professionals to be Informed About all Three Multi-Specialty Physician Certifying Boards?

Increasingly, hospital groups are employing physicians who have achieved board certification in their area of expertise. For years, board certification has been a trusted metric for identifying physicians who have demonstrated a mastery of their area of expertise, so it stands to reason that hospital leaders would want to hire board certified physicians. And, in order to ensure that physician ...

What is a Hospitalist?

A hospitalist is a physician who has dedicated his or her to career to providing care to hospitalized patients. By focusing exclusively on patients in a traditional hospital setting, these physicians have unique insight into what it takes to provide the best possible care to patients in their hospital. Hospitalists typically spend their entire shift in the hospital, making them ...

Hospital Medicine Certification Trends

Hospital medicine specialists – or hospitalists – are a hot commodity in the healthcare industry. The rise of physicians who have dedicated their careers to caring for hospitalized patients has been a great boon to the medical community across North America. At the American Board of Physician Specialties, we recognize the valuable role that hospitalists serve in our ICUs, research ...

Hospitalist specialists are recognized through the American Board of Hospital Medicine

Hospitalists are physician specialists who focus primarily on hospital medicine. These professionals have dedicated their careers to improving healthcare in hospital environments and are invaluable in emergency rooms, ICUs, research facilities, and training hospitals throughout the nation. Hospital medicine is a rapidly growing specialty that will only become more prevalent in the years to come, which is why the American ...

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