July 19, 2023

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Remote work for hospitalists

Telehospitalist systems provide benefits for both small hospitals and physicians.

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Hiking hospitalists

A hiking competition brought hospitalists together outside of work.

Chatbot performance appears similar to residents', medical students' on tests, studies find

Recent studies asked ChatGPT to generate a history of present illness based on an interview script and to take a clinical reasoning exam given to first- and second-year medical students.

EHR-based intervention reduced repetition of blood typing and screening

The weekly average rate of duplicate blood type-and-screen tests decreased by 48.7% after a best practice advisory was added to the electronic health record (EHR) in a large health system.

COVID-19 relief funds helped hospital margins hit all-time high in 2020 to 2021

Relief funds averted potential losses for many government-owned hospitals and teaching hospitals, and those serving more Black patients, but hospitals in areas with many Hispanic residents were at risk of financial distress despite emergency funding.

Co-occurrence of social risk factors linked to hospital use, outcomes in heart failure

A study in Minnesota found that less formal education, more social isolation, and a higher area deprivation index were the factors most strongly associated with hospitalization and that heart failure patients with multiple risk factors were at the highest risk.