Hospital Medicine faculty members develop one or more areas of expertise related to their clinical work. How these are ultimately configured depends on their personal interests, with some typical examples being clinical research, advancement of clinical practice through observation and publication, and quality improvement initiatives. 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.
The hospitalist inpatient service also implements family-centered teaching rounds that prospectively and directly incorporate 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 and patient outcomes, clinical pathways, information technology, global health, and complex care. Hospitalist accomplishments include publications and presentations at national and regional meetings.