August issue online and in the mail

This issue's main story focuses on hospitalists' role in telemedicine, and inside features cover Parkinson's disease, atrial fibrillation, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The latest issue of ACP Hospitalist is now available. This month's main story focuses on telemedicine, and it shows how virtual visits and consults are becoming an increasingly common component of hospital medicine. Feature articles offer tips on optimizing care for inpatients with Parkinson's disease and responding to new diagnoses of atrial fibrillation. Conference coverage in this issue looks at preventing readmissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The Success Story describes a program to improve the end of life, and the Q&A provides a method to get to know your patients better.