November 2016


Dictation, done better

Speech recognition errors spur an accuracy makeover

Under the same umbrella

Pros and cons of integrated hospitalist/ED staffing

A shift in hospital-physician affiliations

Many more physicians now work directly for hospitals. What does this mean for them?

More crucial coding rules for clinicians

Such topics as the uncertainty rule, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, and more are covered

Hospital Servi-Sisyphus

It was that kind of morning: hypertensive patients who couldn't pay for their meds and little old ladies, sweet and otherwise, who kept on falling

Letter from the Editor

This month's issue features our 2016 Top Hospitalists, as well as articles on hospitalist/ED staffing models, dictation software, and more

A collection of individual cases

This group of individual cases from various institutions includes atypical cystic fibrosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, tracheal chondrosarcoma, and others

New warnings against mixing opioids and benzos

Details on the latest recalls, warnings, and approvals

Recent Research

Ambulatory ECG monitoring after stroke, benefit of ventilator bundle components, alteplase and long-term survival after ischemic stroke, and more

In the News

High ICU utilization and costs, discharge checklist and risk assessment, and more