How to Create a Hospitalist Co-Management Program for Effective Patient Care

Trend of Hospitalists Collaborating with Other Specialists Discussed in Video

Napa, California—April 30, 2013—The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, released today a video that focuses on the changing role of hospitalists, from the traditional role of caring for acutely ill hospitalized patients to sharing the responsibility of patient care with other specialties.

The video, “How to Create a Hospitalist Co-Management Program for Effective Patient Care,” features Liesbet Joris-Quinton, MD, FACP, SFHM, division head, hospital medicine, Scripps Clinic Medical Group. Dr. Joris-Quinton presented this topic at the recent meeting of The Doctors Company’s Hospitalist Advisory Board.

In the video, Dr. Joris-Quinton notes that hospitalists are moving to roles where they share accountability, authority, and responsibility for patients with physician colleagues. She provides suggestions on how to create an effective co-management plan. Many options for such plans are available, she notes, including obtaining input from physicians who have developed successful plans and accessing online resources such as those provided by the Society of Hospital Medicine.

“Our annual advisory board meetings bring thought leaders and practitioners from around the country together with patient safety, claims, and underwriting leaders from The Doctors Company to discuss key issues specific to hospitalists,” said Stacy Schultz, vice president of marketing for The Doctors Company. “We are pleased to be able to share insights, such as those from Dr. Joris-Quinton, to a wider audience through our video series.”

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