The Division of Hospital Medicine is at the forefront of developing quality-based initiatives that can be rolled out throughout the health system.
Our mission extends beyond direct patient care and includes developing innovative methods to improve quality and enhance patient safety. With this as a primary goal, our physicians are leading important initiatives, such as decrease in mortality in sepsis and incidence of CAUTI, and the incidence of VTE; reduction of waste and cost for common conditions and resources, including cellulitis, PE, and telemetry usage; enhanced patient satisfaction; and optimized use of our EMR to enhance safety.
As a top academic medical center, the hospitalist faculty at the Mount Sinai Health System 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.
We aim to advance the field of hospital medicine through performance of important research on novel ways of providing clinical care, enhancing the efficiency of care and the patient experience, and innovative educational initiatives through numerous research posters and presentations at the annual SHM meeting; peer-reviewed and other publications by DHM faculty; grant-funded studies including the use of standardized patients on hospitalists communications and for redesigning interdisciplinary rounds; the Mid-Atlantic Hospital Medicine Symposium; and Essentials of Hospital Medicine textbook, written and edited by the division and national leaders in hospital medicine.