Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2012

The Hospitalist Field at Age 16: Leading The Exciting - and Sometime Awkward - Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
Robert Wachter, MD
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Be able to describe at least 2 key drivers of the evolution and growth of the hospitalist field, both in adult and pediatric medicine.
  2. Be able to describe the impact of the growing pressures to improve quality, safety, and value on the field of hospital medicine.
  3. Be able to appreciate the unique issues faced by academic hospitalist programs.
  4. Be able to recall the essentials of the new certification pathway for hospitalists in internal medicine and family medicine and its potential implications for pediatrics.

Dr. Wachter will facilitate a discussion about leadership challenges and themes in building, maintaining, and growing hospital medicine programs. Dr. Wachter will introduce themes with a brief overview or case example, but then attendees will discuss their own experiences dealing with such challenges. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own themes for discussion and debate. While Dr. Wachter will somewhat focus on themes faced by academic programs, many of the issues to be discussed apply to all types of pediatric hospital medicine programs. This session is designed to meet the needs of mid-career and senior leaders within hospital medicine by bringing them together to share ideas and solve problems common to programs nationally.




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