Archives July 2021 End of Life Care When less intensity is more caring Hospitalists can help patients avoid nonbeneficial care with communication and time-limited trials. Conference Coverage How and why to prognosticate Hospitalists should try to help patients understand the prognosis of their illnesses. Conference Coverage Responding to patients' strong emotions Physicians are skilled at providing medical information but sometimes hesitate to address the emotion that might arise as a result. Coding Corner Ask Dr. Pinson Get answers to questions about obesity, ultrasound guidance, and other coding conundrums. Brief Case Pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis A patient presented with pain, swelling, and erythema of the right thumb. Conference Coverage 12 tips for new academic hospitalists Bradley Sharpe, MD, shared some of the actions that set him up for success. Conference Coverage Mind your Ps when talking to your C-suite Hospitalists can optimize their discussions with executives by focusing on three steps: prepare, propose, and proceed. Conference Coverage Counting lives saved Commonly used tallies of medical errors may dramatically overestimate their toll. Letter from the Editor Change and Converge This online-only issue brings coverage of an online-only conference. Perspectives Use HCC coding to engage hospitalists in value-based care Hierarchical condition category (HCC) coding isn't just for outpatients. Technology Open records come to the wards Hospitals and physicians are adjusting to the new federal requirement to provide patients full access to their entire medical record, including notes. Newman's Notions The ward of Damocles Our narrator encounters Dr. Cicero and Dr. Dan O’Klees. Brief Case Mechanism of pauses on telemetry A patient presented with multiple episodes of transient unresponsiveness. Conference Coverage More school? An MBA debate Two hospitalist leaders discuss the pros and cons of getting a business degree. Coding Corner Complications of care ICD-10 requires that a complication code be assigned every time certain conditions or diagnoses are coded. Conference Coverage Secrets of the great attendings Great teaching physicians share some habits, according to Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, MACP. Q&A COVID-19 and the burden of precautions fatigue An expert suggests revisions in hospital policies to improve adherence to precautions. Success Story What to fix? Clinicians tackle workflow problems. FDA Update Pacemakers, stents recalled Recalls, warnings, alerts, and approvals.