Hospitalist Medicine faculty members develop one or more areas of expertise related to their clinical interests and have engaged in a number of research endeavors, some collaborative with other disciplines. Faculty members have partnered with colleagues in Orthopaedics to standardize the approach to management of bone and joint infections, with the purpose of reducing morbidity and length of inpatient stays.
One hospitalist inpatient service has also served as the primary site of implementation of family-centered rounds, an innovative approach that prospectively and directly incorporates parents and patients into the discussion of their medical issues and the formulation of management plans.
Some of the faculty research interests include quality initiatives, bone infections, electronic medical records, information technology, and evidence-based practice. Hospitalists’ accomplishments include publications and presentations at national meetings.