As a top academic medical center, hospitalist faculty at Mount Sinai are supported to develop their own areas of expertise so they can build a local and national reputation. For many hospitalists, their innovative clinical programs or educational initiatives are the basis for their research and scholarship. This research and scholarship are defined broadly in the Division of Hospital Medicine focuses on a number of key areas:
- Clinical topics such as the perioperative management of warfarin
- Healthcare quality improvement and patient safety such as initiatives to improve pain control for complex medical patients
- Evaluation of hospital medicine services, including our Vascular Surgery Co-Management and ED Hospitalist Programs
- Hospital and healthcare efficiency such as restructuring of Multidisciplinary Rounds
- Healthcare communication such as initiatives to enhance patient satisfaction
Novel educational methods to teach quality improvement and patient safety principles such as the Healthcare Leadership Track for IM residents.
Hospitalists at Mount Sinai have successfully presented their work as posters and oral presentations at national meetings and published papers on their work.
Grant support is sought when relevant clinical or educational projects arise. For example, hospitalist faculty have received funding to study the use of standardized patients to improve the communication skills of hospitalist faculty.
A sample of some of the research work done by our hospitalists:
Alan Briones, MD - Assessment of an ED Hospitalist on hospital thruput.
Micah Mann, MD – Use of standardized patients to teach communications skills to Hospitalist Attendings
Andrew Dunn, MD
- Perioperative management of warfarin
- VTE prevention in medical patients
- VT incidents for high-risk medicine patients
Brian Markoff, MD – Transitions of care
Division of Hospital Medicine
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