Research and Markets: Hospitalists: Policies, Procedures, Resources 2012

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Hospitalists: Policies, Procedures, Resources 2012" report to their offering.

Policies and procedures to develop a practical and physician-friendly hospitalists program - designed to improve and streamline patient care from the ER through discharge and transitional care period. Credentialing criteria and example job description for hospitalist physicians and managers. Billing and compensation. References, resources include web links.

Key Topics Covered:

Definitions, introduction

Utilization of hospital services

Core competencies

Objectives of a hospitalist program

Primary physician concerns

Utilization of hospital services by hospitalists

Pediatric/Neonatal hospitalist programs

Interactions between hospitalists and ED physicians

Lessons learned (or should be learned)

Starting a program - process example

Laboratory Reports - failure to review and act on results

Hospitalist Policy - example

Intensivists; ICU discharge planning


Observation unit care

Rapid Response Teams (RRT)

Hospitalist program model in a SNF

Hospitalist job descriptions

Performance standards

Program manual

Hospitalist discharge dictation for medical record - responsibility

Hospitalist - post-discharge transitional management of care

Work loads

Patient handoffs' (SBAR, checklists, resources)

Position qualifications

End-of-life Care Decisions;

Observation care unit - hospitalist management;

PICC/Medical Procedures Teams - hospitalist model

Co-management by hospitalists of surgical patients

Hyperbaric chamber therapy - supervision and management

Pediatric Hospitalists

Obstetrical Hospitalists (Laborists')

Plan of care

Patient participation in care plan


Robot rounders

Education re: Hospitalist programs for Patients, Others

Explanatory letter to patients re: hospitalist program

Hospitalist recruitment

Collecting charge data

Compensation; Pay for Performance

Legal Issues

Quality Issues: Weekend admits; Pneumonia management;

Job description example: Group Director of Business Operations, Hospitalists Services; Outcomes

Never' and Preventable Adverse Events

Medical Records; Chart audit form



Web Sites, Hospitalist-related

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INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Hospitals