Despite massive growth over the past two decades, the specialty of Hospital Medicine (HM) is still young and underdeveloped in many facilities. This reality was made clear with the COVID-19 pandemic, as many healthcare organizations rushed to set up a structure that could handle the changes and requirements brought on by this virus.
Though hospitals can never fully prepare for the unknowns of a national crisis, a tailored and intentional strategy is the first step to building an HM program that is fortified to navigate challenges and equipped to achieve its full potential. To that end, this white paper gives readers a clear look into:
- The beginnings of HM and how that colors the way the specialty is practiced today
- Our tiered model of HM program development—and how to evaluate where your program lands
- How peers are approaching HM advancement
- What is needed to navigate the future of inpatient care