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Door to Antibiotics Time in Pneumonia: Lessons from a Flawed Quality Measure

In today’s Annals of Internal Medicine, my colleagues and I describe the saga of the four-hour measure of door-to-antibiotics time for pneumonia...

The New (CMO) Math: Passion + Power = Progress

In his five years on the job, Dr. Ernie Ring taught me why the Chief Medical Officer role is crucial, and how to do it right. Since Ernie is...

The Best and Worst of Times For "Infection Preventionists"

As I mentioned in my last post, these should be the best of times for "Infection Preventionists" (formerly known as Infection Control Officers)....

How Infection Prevention Came to Dominate the Patient Safety Movement

The Joint Commission just released its 2009 National Patient Safety Goals, and – no surprise – they focus on infection prevention. While this...

Announcing our Hospitalist CME Course, and a New Hospitalist Mini-College

A quick heads-up for those of you thinking about attending this year’s Management of the Hospitalized Patient (MHP) conference, October 23-25 in...
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