Systematically improving physician assignment during in-hospital transitions of care by enhancing a preexisting hospital electronic health record

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Systematically improving physician assignment during in-hospital transitions of care by enhancing a preexisting hospital electronic health record

BACKGROUND: The nationwide expansion of the hospitalist movement brings rapid change in communication and work processes in many hospitals. While our fast-growing hospitalist program has greatly improved length of stay and quality measures, it has also faced complex operational challenges affecting the whole organization rather than just our division: assigning and tracking hospitalist coverage of admitted patients was one of these challenges.

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