Dr. Gulshan Sharma Discusses the Hospitalist Movement
In this video, Gulshan Sharma, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, addresses the hospitalist movement, which has resulted in shorter hospital stays and lower costs of care. Regarding hospitalist physicians Dr Sharma says that, "they have done a tremendous job of improving the efficiency and quality of care in the United States." Hospitalist leadership has incorporated many new initiatives to improve care transition processes. Dr Sharma says that the BOOST system is one of the most important processes to that aim to reduce readmissions.
This video was taken on May 19, 2013, at the ATS 2013 International Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association outlines what both CMS and the Pioneer ACOs have learned in the early years of the program, such as the importance of engaging primary care physicians, not growing too quickly, and the need to find better ways to count which patients are in the ACO.
During this segment, experts discuss projects intended to integrate data from oncology trials and describe how these projects will influence the future of drug development and patient care in oncology.
The Institute of Medicine announced yesterday that A. Mark Fendrick, MD, co-editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Managed Care and a national leader in efforts to reform healthcare reimbursement strategies, is among 70 new members elected to the prestigious body.