HCPLive Announces Partnership with Leading Hospitalist Robert Wachter, MD

February 18, 2011

The popular blog, 'Wachter's World' will be among the many resources available to physicians on the HCPLive Network

For Immediate Release

HCPLive Announces Partnership with Leading Hospitalist Robert Wachter, MD

The popular blog, ‘Wachter’s World’ will be among the many resources available to physicians on the HCPLive Network

Plainsboro, NJ — February 16, 2011— HCPLive.com announces the addition of Robert Wachter, MD, one of the most influential leaders in hospital medicine, to its network. Beginning Monday 2/21, the blog, “Wachter’s World,” will be featured on the HCPLive website. Wachter blogs on behalf of the Society of Hospital Medicine on “Wachter’s World,” which is hosted by the society’s publisher Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical , and scholarly business of the global publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc..

Published by Intellisphere, LLC, HCPLive has long been a leading source of news and information for busy health care professionals to help them provide better care to their patients.

By partnering with Wachter, who is often considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, HCPLive will continue its tradition of partnering with leading figures in health care and providing peer-to-peer news and opinion on its site. “Wachter’s World” provides insight and analysis on issues that uniquely affect physicians, nurses, and patients in the hospital and clinic settings. Among the many topics that will be addressed in the blog are hospital care, quality improvement, health policy, transparency and reporting, education, industry, and information technology.

“Bob Wachter is the pre-eminent thought leader in the rapidly growing field of hospital medicine, and the ideal partner for HCPLive as we expand our reach in the hospitalist community,” said Mike Hennessy, founder and CEO of MJH & Associates, which owns Intellisphere. “His unique voice and insights will provide the perfect complement to our site and help HCPLive become the ultimate destination for hospital-based physicians.”

Wachter is professor and associate chairman of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, where he holds the nation’s first endowed chair in hospital medicine. He is also chief of the division of hospital medicine and chief of the medical service at UCSF Medical Center. Wachter is credited with coining the term “hospitalist” in a 1996 New England Journal of Medicine article. He has published 200 articles and six books in the fields of quality, safety, and health policy, and is past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Wachter is also a best-selling author and editor of the federal government’s two leading websites on patient safety. He has appeared on many television and radio shows, been quoted in virtually every major newspaper, and has been ranked by Modern Physician magazine as one of the 30 most influential physician leaders in the United States four times.

"This partnership with HCPLive provides a wonderful way for my blog to reach an even wider audience," said Bob Wachter, "HCPLive’s hospital medicine portal is a great place for hospitalists to keep up on what’s new in our field and in the broader arenas of clinical medicine and health policy."

By adding “Wachter’s World” to the network, HCPLive will be able to provide more robust content to the hospitalist audience and help keep readers informed and educated as the field of hospital medicine continues to evolve.

For more information, contact Bill Schu, Group Editorial Director, at bschu@mdng.com or call 609-716-7777.

About HCPLive.com

HCPLive is the preeminent destination for physicians, pharmacists, managed care executives, and other health care professionals who are looking for news and information that can help them provide better care. Our unique content is organized by specialty, by publication, and by audience, and it includes features from the MDNG family of print journals, Oncology Net Guide, Oncology Nurses, Oncology & Biotechnology News, Pharmacy Times, The American Journal of Managed Care, The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, as well as the online site for Physicians Money Digest. At HCPLive, you will find all the information from the print publications and a host of additional features, including CME and CE courses, Web exclusives, blogs from healthcare experts, patient perspectives, seminars, videos, and more. HCPLive is the most comprehensive portal on the Web for today's busy health care professional.

About Bob Wachter, MD

Robert Wachter is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Author of over 200 articles and 8 books, he is a national leader in healthcare quality and patient safety. He coined the term "hospitalist" in 1996 in the New England Journal of Medicine and is past-president of the Society of Hospital Medicine and chair-elect of the American Board of Internal Medicine. His lively, iconoclastic thoughts on issues surrounding hospital medicine, safety, quality, information technology, and more can be found on his blog, Wachter's World (http://www.wachtersworld.com).

About SHM

Representing the fastest growing specialty in modern healthcare, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is the leading medical society for more than 31,000 hospitalists and their patients. SHM is dedicated to promoting the highest quality care for all hospitalized patients and overall excellence in the practice of hospital medicine through quality improvement, education, advocacy and research. Over the past decade, studies have shown that hospitalists can contribute to decreased patient lengths of stay, reductions in hospital costs and readmission rates, and increased patient satisfaction.

About Intellisphere

Intellisphere is a leading provider of healthcare publishing, research, information, and education for the medical industry. Operating within both traditional and digital mediachannels that support the dissemination of content on healthcare technology and clinical research, our company serves the needs of hundreds of thousandsof general practitioners, specialists, nurses, pharmacists, and managed care professionalsthrough an extensive suite of magazines, journals, e-mail databases, websites, events, and personal meetings.