Principles for a Sustainable and Successful Hospitalist Program

In a series of podcasts, Lynn Nowak, MD, and Chad Whelan, MD, review guidelines for developing a sustainable and successful hospitalist program.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has teamed up with the Society of Hospital Medicine, the American Hospital Association, and The Joint Commission to establish guidelines for developing a sustainable and successful hospitalist program. The 15 principles address four primary areas: Vision, Organization/Structure, Relationships/Communications, and Operations/Management.

Listen as Lynn Nowak, MD, and Chad Whelan, MD, discuss the importance of establishing a program that can evolve “within the dynamics of its local community,” and meets “the unique issues pertaining to the medical staff, other professional staff, hospital leadership, employers, insurers, and government.”

To access all four AMA podcasts, click here.