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Practice Administrators' Roundtable Series

A FREE Resource from SHM Specifically for Practice Leaders

These quarterly events will be brief opportunities to discuss issues of common concern, and to share best practices around various topics. Following a 30 minute presentation, all participants are encouraged to take part in the discussion.


Roadmap to SHM Practice Management Resources for New Hospitalist Administrators
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Previous Roundtable Topics:

Management Strategies to Improve Hospitalist Throughput
Thursday, April 24, 2014
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST
Presenter: Dean Dalili, MD, FHM

This presentation introduces operational strategies for optimizing throughput. Dr. Dean Dalili will review data from applications of the theory of constraints, discuss hospitalist metrics and review the clinical and financial implications of optimal performance.

View the April 24 webinar here

View the April 24 slides here

The Times they are A-Changin': Transitioning from Volume to Value
Thursday, November 14, 2013 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
Panelists include:

Eric E. Howell MD, SFHM
Steven Deitelzweig MD, MMM, FACP, SFHM
Shaun Frost, MD, FACP, SFHM

When Does Your Practice Need Therapy?
Thursday, May 2, 2013
12:00-1:30 p.m. EST
Speakers: Alex Strachan, Jr, MD, MBA, CEO and Managing Director, CrossWalk Consulting Group, LLC. Leslie Flores, MHA, Nelson Flores Hospital Medicine Consultants

  • Identify triggers that signal your practice might not be performing as well as it could or should
  • Describe the analysis and collaboration you should expect when you engage a consultant: short term therapy with specific goals or longer term therapy with ongoing services?
  • Learn techniques for continuing the healing (therapy) after the engagement has concluded

View the May 2, 2013 roundtable here

How to Build a Successful Post Acute Care Practice
Thursday, February 7, 2013
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST
Speakers: Jacqueline Vance, RNC, BSN, CDONA/LTC, FACDONA; Director of Clinical Affairs & Industry Relations; American Medical Directors Association. Jerry Wilborn MD; Practice Director-Post Acute Care; IPC-The Hospitalist Co.

View the February 7th roundtable here

Value Based Purchasing: Accountability for Both Cost & Quality of Care
Practice Administrators' Roundtable Series
Thursday, November 8, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
Speakers: Tomas Villanueva, DO, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM, Assistant Vice President & Medical Director Baptist Health Medical Group, Miami Florida

View the November 8th roundtable here

Physicians Are from Mars; Administrators Are from Venus: How to Improve Communication at Your Hospital
Practice Administrators' Roundtable Series X
Thursday, August 9, 2012
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST
Speaker: Chris Frost, MD, FHM, National Medical Director, HCA Healthcare

View the August 9th roundtable here

Download the PowerPoint presentation here

Hospitalists and ACOs: Risk or Opportunity?
Practice Administrators Roundtable Series XI
Speaker: Ron Greeno, MD, FCCP, MHM, Chief Medical Officer, Cogent HMG

View the May 10th roundtable here

The Hospital’s New “Home Team” - How Hospitalists Can Help Shape the Emerging Medical Staff Model
Practice Administrators' Roundtable Series X
Speakers: Dr. Jasen Gundersen, President & CMO, TeamHealth Hospitali Medicine and Mark Sey, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Lodi Memorial Hospital

Download the PowerPoint presentation here

View the February 9th roundtable here

Creative Compensation Models for Hospitalists
Practice Administrators' Roundtable Series VIII
Speaker: John Nelson, MD, MHM - Partner at Nelson Flores Hospital Medicine Consultants

Download the PowerPoint presentation from Dr. John Nelson

View the September 15th Roundtable Here

Patient Satisfaction: Improving your Practice Performance
Practice Administrators' Roundtable Series VII
Speaker: Kristopher H. Morgan, Ph.D., Research & Analytics Department of Press Ganey

Listen to the full presentation here

Hospitalist Recruitment, Retention and Orientation
Practice Administrators' Roundtable Series VI
Speaker: David H. Kim, MD, FHM - Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Director Hospitalist Services, Loma Linda University Medical Center

View the February 24 presentation here

Hospitalist Compensation & Incentive Plans
Practice Administrators' Roundtable Series V
Speaker: Dan Fuller, President/Co-Founder of IN Compass Health

View the December 9, 2010 presentation here

Hospitalist Return on Investment: Measuring & Demonstrating Value to Hospital Leadership
Practice Administrators' Roundtable Series IV
Speaker: Thomas A. Owens, MD-Chief Medical Officer, Duke Hospital

Download the PowerPoint Presentation from Dr. Owens

Watch the full presentation of Hospitalist ROI: Measuring & Demonstrating Value to Hospital Leadership

Geographic Deployment and Multi-Disciplinary Care Teams: The Practical's and Challenges
Practice Administrators' Roundtable Series III
Thursday, May 6, 2010 12:30-1:30 PM EDT
Speaker: Jerome C. Siy, MD, SFHM-Department Head of Hospital Medicine, Regions Hospital

View the May 6th Presentation Here

Are NPs and PAs right for your practice?
Practice Administrators' Roundtable Series II
Speaker: Michael Powe, Vice President of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

View the January 14th Presentation Here

Read the following articles on the utilization of NPs & PAs in hospitalist practices:

The Physician's Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI): Getting your Hospitalist Program Started in Medicare's Voluntary Pay for Reporting Program
Practice Administrators' Roundtable Series I
Speaker: Pat Torcson, MD, Director of Hospital Medicine at St Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, Louisiana
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The Practice Administrators' Roundtable Series is presented by SHM and the SHM's Administrators' Committee. Pre-registration is not necessary. There is no cost to participate in this or future sessions, and it is open to non-members.