Hospitalist Case Studies
Tactics and Strategies for 10 Common Hurdles
Kenneth G. Simone, DO
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Does developing sound communication protocols for your hospitalist program feel like an uphill battle?
Many hospitals have a solid grasp on how to start hospitalist programs and how to obtain funding. However, each hospitalist program, once launched, faces unique challenges such as systems problems, communication breakdowns with PCPs and specialists, and problematic patients and practitioners.
In the next decade, the number of hospitalist programs is expected to more than double. Do you have the tools to optimize your program and compete with others?
Case studies and practical tools for solving common hurdles
HCPro is excited to introduce Hospitalist Case Studies: Tactics and Strategies for 10 Common Hurdles, the third book in our unrivaled Hospitalist series. This book and CD-ROM set uses case studies to educate you on managing conflict and dealing with common problems you’ll face while running a hospitalist program.
Hospitalist Case Studies:
- Summarizes 10 of the biggest pain-point areas for hospitalist programs
- Provides meaningful analyses from multiple perspectives (PCP, hospitalist, patient, specialist, etc.)
- Shares tips and tools for better management in each common problem area
Practical solutions and strategies for success
This indispensable book and CD-ROM set features a clear explanation of the core issues that today’s hospitalist programs face daily, such as conflicts among providers and problems with discharge or patient throughput. This enables programs to understand the problem and choose the best course of action.
Optimize your hospitalist program
In addition to considering the viewpoints of referring providers, specialists, and patients, the case studies will also help hospitalist programs navigate the difficulties of communicating with nonphysician practitioners such as nurses, case managers, and administrators.
Implement protocols to improve patient care
Hospitalist Case Studies offers a wealth of valuable tools and customizable samples, including:
- A patient satisfaction survey
- A provider satisfaction survey
- Tools for proctoring practitioners
- Communication protocols for hospitalists/PCPs
- A scope of services protocol
- A guide to developing admission guidelines
- A guide for developing an outpatient QA program
- A systems improvement worksheet
- Discharge protocols
These tools provide practical, hands-on strategies for coping with each problem area presented.
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Conflict management
- Chapter 2: The incompetent hospitalist
- Chapter 3: The hospitalist dump
- Chapter 4: The PCP/referring provider dump
- Chapter 5: The specialist dump
- Chapter 6: The problem patient/dysfunctional family
- Chapter 7: The incompetent PCP
- Chapter 8: The “resident” hospitalist
- Chapter 9: The admission interface
- Chapter 10: The emergency department/hospitalist interface
- Chapter 11: The referring provider/hospitalist interface
No other resource offers multiple case studies for dealing with common inpatient medicine problems. Be the first to own Hospitalist Case Studies: Tactics and Strategies for 10 Common Hurdles!
A note from the author
“Hospitalist Case Studies was derived in recognition of the myriad responsibilities of today’s hospitalist. The case studies within are extracted from actual issues that hospitalist programs nationwide have faced. They are used to illustrate the day-to-day interface between the hospitalist and the healthcare system. The presentations serve as a vehicle to promote discussion and drive the creative spirit beyond conflict and toward resolution. Tactics and strategies are provided to deal with each complex problem presented. Perhaps no other emerging specialty has been under such pressure before but also has not been given such opportunity to change patient care for the better.” —Kenneth G. Simone, DO
About the author
Kenneth G. Simone, DO, is a board certified family physician in private family practice in Brewer, ME, and a founding member and vice president of the largest primary care group practice in greater Bangor. He is founder and president of Hospitalist and Practice Solutions, which specializes in hospitalist program development, and has authored and co-authored two hospitalist books: Hospitalist Case Studies: Tactics and Strategies for 10 Common Hurdles, and Tools and Strategies for an Effective Hospitalist Program. Simone is the past president of the medical staff at St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor. He founded the oldest hospitalist program in Maine and served as its administrative director for 10 years. In addition, he has developed and rebuilt numerous hospitalist programs on a national level. He sits on the editorial advisory board for a national hospitalist publication, and is presently serving on the boards of the University of New England and the Medical Network of Maine. He earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College and graduated from New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.
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