Years ago, doctors would make rounds to supervise care for dozens of hospitalized patients. Now physicians often want to orchestrate care from their office, so they'll make fewer trips to the hospital—or none at all. Many especially don't want to be called at 3 a.m. to report to the hospital for one of their patients, or even get involved in certain procedures beyond their specialties.
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HealthLeaders, April 2013
John Donahue and Cogent HMG are looking to drive change at their hospital clients. Click here to read the whole article.
Cogent HMG announced today the addition of veteran health care executive Dr. John Little Jr. as chief payor development officer. Click here to view the whole article.
CogentHMG hospitalist explains how hospitalists can prepare for Value-Based Purchasing at hospital...
Julia Wright, MD, SFHM, FACP, president of the MidAtlantic Business Unit for CogentHMG, discusses how hospitalists can get up to speed on the new reality of value-based purchasing at both the hospital and physician level. Click here to read the whole article.
A high-powered panel of a dozen former policymakers and health care experts plan to produce a report by October detailing how states can cut the increase in health care spending so that it mirrors overall economic growth.
A toolkit to keep your hospitalists fulfilled, engaged, and happy.
The government’s shadow looms large over the health care industry, and a recent hospital-physician venture in Lee County is one more sign of that.
The News-Press, 9.3.2012 Illness doesn’t heed the clock, a fact especially clear during the overnight hours at hospitals, when nonemergency physicians are scarce, medical mistakes are more common and patients die at higher rates. In response, hospitals increasingly have turned to nocturnists, an emerging subspecialty of doctors who work hospitals’ night shifts.
Lee Memorial Health System, based in Fort Myers, Fla., has announced a relationship with newly formed, Fort Meyers, Fla.-based physician group Inpatient Specialists of Southwest Florida. ISSF will manage and provide hospitalist services to all four of LMHS's hospitals.
Q&A with John J. Donahue: Cogent CEO is on quest to optimize health care By Getahn Ward | The Tennessean
Dr. Shaun Frost, Society of Hospital Medicine's President, discusses the accountability imperative in the May issues of The Hospitalist. To read the full article, click here.
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