HQPS Transitions of Care Series
There is significant variability in the facilitation of transitions of care both in the hospital and out of the hospital to home. While there is some consensus regarding evidence-based interventions to successfully facilitate transitions of care and improve patient outcomes, these interventions are not always reliably implemented.
This series will feature three transitions of care subtopics that will describe various types of transitions of care with respective best practices. It will also provide learner with a comprehensive overview of best practices and a reliable strategy for implementation for patient transition in, out, and within the hospital. The learner will gain the knowledge and tools to effect change in their institution and individual practice.
The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
SHM Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.
Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.
Faculty and Disclosures
The faculty and planners of these activities have no relevant conflicts to disclose unless otherwise explicitly noted below.
Aaron Hamilton, MD, MBA, FACP, SFHM (Course Director)
Associate Chief Safety and Quality Officer
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Sheryl Williams, MD, FACP, SFHM, MS-HQSM
Medical Director of Quality
BSA Hospital, Amarillo, TX
Dr. Williams reports receiving honoraria from Pfizer Inc.
Matthew Jared, MD
Saint Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK
Hasan Shabbir, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Johns Creek, GA
Amy Baughman, MD, MPH
Adjunct Professor, Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Director of Quality Improvement
VA Boston, Boston, MA
Melina Awar, MD, FACP, FHM
Division Head for Hospitalist Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Physician Advisor to Case Management
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
Amit Bansal, MD, MBA, CPE, FHM
Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
Talya Bordin-Wosk, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Director, Physician Assistants
Director, Transitions of Care at UC San Diego
University of San Diego California, San Diego, CA
Catherine Lau, MD
Director of Quality and Safety
Division of Hospital Medicine
Director of Caring Wisely
University of California San Francisco Health
Associate Clinical Professor
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Nidhi Rohatgi, MD, MS, FACP, FHM
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Surgical Co-management, Division of Hospital Medicine
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Katherine Hochman, MD, MBA, FHM
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Director, Hospitalist Program, Tisch Hospital
Section Chief, General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation, Tisch Hospital
Associate Chair for Quality of Care, Department of Medicine
Assistant Chief, Medicine Service at Tisch Hospital