Journals and Publications
(Most Recent Articles Appear First)
Universal admitters; hospitalists new identity?
Published in the June 2013 issue of Today’s Hospitalist
It started six years ago when short-handed orthopedic surgeons asked the hospitalist service at Gwinnett Medical Center in suburban Atlanta to handle some of their patients admitted for hip fracture. Once word spread of how efficient it was to have a hospitalist as the admitter of record— starting pain management and discharge planning sooner—it didn't take long for other specialists to get on board. Today, the hospitalists are the hospital's default admitters, deferring only on elective orthopedics, major trauma, pediatrics and certain pregnant patients.
BryanLGH Journeys magazine
A publication of BryanLGH Medical Center experts such as Dr. Bossard.
Published in the Winter 2012 issue of Journeys
Brian Bossard, MD, and his team of hospitalists are improving hospital medicine in several Nebraska communities.
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A doctor tames workplace conflicts with cartoon characters
Published in the August 2011 issue of Today's Hospitalist
YOU KNOW THE SCENARIO WELL: An ED physician is on the phone asking you to take another admission, but you're up to your eyeballs in patients. When you ask for some basic information about the patient, all you get from the ED physician are vague answers.
Is the red-hot job market cooling off?
Published in the December 2010 issue of Today’s Hospitalist
While some recent graduates may still make knee-jerk decisions based solely on salary, others now know what to look for. That’s according to Brian Bossard, MD, who founded the 20-physician hospitalist program at BryanLGH Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb., nine years ago. In the last two years, Dr. Bossard has staffed up two new programs that his group started in rural community hospitals. Residents now “have a much higher level of understanding than even two years ago” that they need to take a hard look at factors like how long a program has been established, what type of infrastructure is in place and whether programs have the right number of physicians for patient volumes.
Are you keeping pace with hospitalist productivity?
Published in the November 2010 issue of Today’s Hospitalist
For Brian Bossard, MD…flat productivity figures for the specialty come as no surprise. That’s been the situation at his nine-year old program for a couple of years. For Dr. Bossard, that plateau represents the maturity of his program. The big spike in his group’s productivity, he says, came between 2006 and 2008, when the number of physicians referring patients to his group began to snowball.
Growing Pains? As groups get bigger, communication and leadership need to keep pace
Published in the October 2010 issue of Today’s Hospitalist
Brian Bossard, MD, founder of Inpatient Physician Associates, a group of 20 hospitalists that serves two hospitals in Lincoln, Neb., arranges coverage through local primary care physicians for his two-hour quarterly group meetings. Because meetings are now held only quarterly, says Dr. Bossard, “attendance is very good.”
Divide & Conquer: Plan ahead to maximize your HM10 experience
Published in the March 2010 issue of The Hospitalist
More and more physicians are making HM a career, and the annual meeting is the perfect place to learn more about the specialty and all it has to offer. “Sometimes new physicians become hospitalists thinking that it might be a transition time for them. By going to these meetings, they can really cement in their minds the excitement and enthusiasm for being a hospital medicine physician,” says Brian Bossard, MD…“If they were thinking about transitioning out of HM into a fellowship, this might really encourage them to think twice about that.”
What’s happening with hospitalist productivity
Published in the 2009 Compensation & Career Guide special issue of Today’s Hospitalist
Meet Dr. Happy
Published in the August 2008 issue of Today’s Hospitalist
Look what specialties are turning to the hospital medicine model
Published in the April 2007 issue of Today’s Hospitalist
Family Medicine Hospitalists: Separate and Unequal?
Published in the May 2007 issue of Today's Hospitalist.
Why the Red-Hot Job Market has Hospitalist Programs Singing the Blues
Published in the February 2006 issue of Today's Hospitalist
This New Breed of Hospitalists Comes Out Only
Published in the October 2006 issue of Today's Hospitalist
Industry Innovator Eyes HM Challenges Ahead
Published in the December 2008 issue of The Hospitalist.
One Size Does Not Fit All
Published in the November 2008 issue of The Hospitalist.
The NEW Intensivists
Published in the October 2008 issue of The Hospitalist.
Team Hospitalist At Work For You
Published in the January 2008 issue of The Hospitalist.
Show Us The Money
Published in the June 2006 issue of The Hospitalist.