2019 Practice Management Tools for Navigating the Changing Role of Your Hospital Medicine Group
From clinical scope evolution, to becoming leaders in hospital quality and process improvement, to “owning” pre- and/or post-hospital care, hospital medicine groups are being challenged daily by new expectations that impact their roles and what it means to be a hospitalist. Some demands will be appropriate for your group to pursue, while others won’t. HMG leaders need to be positioned to rapidly evaluate and respond to change propositions in a way that meets patient and institutional needs, while still ensuring well-designed, sustainable, satisfying work for clinicians. How you respond to these pressures while still attending to core operational issues such as recruiting, scheduling, compensation, etc., will determine the long-term success or failure of your group. This course will explore some of the ways in which HMG roles are evolving nationally, and it will equip you with tools to retain influence over how your own group evolves and to successfully lead the changes you know are coming. The course faculty represents decades of experience in clinical practice, leadership of HMGs, and consultative work with hundreds of HMGs throughout the country. These knowledgeable and entertaining speakers will explore essential topics and offer concrete, practical advice for navigating your group’s changing role. The agenda includes ample time for interaction with the faculty and fellow attendees, and each session will conclude with participants developing a brief action plan to implement upon returning to their practices.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to:
- Develop and implement effective professional relationships and division of labor between hospitalists and doctors in other specialties.
- Make adjustments to hospitalist group configuration to position for success in today’s environment, including recruiting, work schedule and work flow, compensation, skill mix, and others.
- Utilize effective models of team-based care, such as multi-disciplinary rounds, and processes to optimize patient flow.
- Understand new and evolving roles and points of influence hospitalists have in post-hospital care such as hospitalists having a presence in skilled nursing facilities and work related to transitions of care.
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity Practice Management Tools for Navigating the Changing Role of Your Hospital Medicine Group for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 7.50 Non-physician