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  • Dr. Ria Dancel, a hospitalist in the department of medicine.

    Dancel receives 2019 Pilot Innovation Award

    Ria Dancel, MD, FAPP, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics in the division of hospital medicine, has received a 2019 Pilot Innovation Award from the UNC Center for Health Innovation.  To date, faculty physicians in the department of medicine have received 10 Pilot Innovation Awards since the Center introduced the awards in 2013. Dancel is principal investigator for “Pur … Read more

  • Carlton Moore, MD, MS

    EHR enhancements linked to better cognitive performance in physicians

    Carlton Moore, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of hospital medicine, contributed to a recent quality improvement study published in JAMA Network Open that considers how current interfaces for electronic health records (EHR) may be associated with excess cognitive workload and poor performance levels for physicians. The study included residents and fellows from … Read more

  • Stephens Authors Perspective on Neuroimaging Patients with Delirium

    UNC Hospitalist and Professor of Medicine Dr. John Stephens has authored a new perspective in the Journal of Hospital Medicine series: Things We Do for No Reason. The series seeks to highlight practices in clinical medicine that are common but either have poor evidence to support them or actual evidence against the practice. Delirium is a common diagnosis in hospitalized patients … Read more

  • UNC Hospitalists Contribute to Education at Annual National Meeting

    Hospitalist medicine is the fastest growing medicine specialty and it continues to lead the way in transforming healthcare and revolutionizing patient care.  UNC faculty physicians from the division of hospital medicine had a strong presence at the national meeting of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) in March, held in Washington, DC, representing the UNC Department of Medic … Read more

  • Christopher A. Caulfield, MD, assistant professor of medicine and medical director of the UNC Medical Center Observation Unit

    Dr. Christopher Caulfield Interviewed by Today’s Hospitalist

    Dr. Christopher A. Caulfield discusses a UNC hospitalist study that suggests hospitalists can safely aid patients by reducing the costs and adverse outcomes associated with unnecessary hospitalization.

  • John R. Stephens, MD

    Hip Fracture Study Compares Hospitalist and Non-hospitalist Services

    Hospitalist study comparing outcomes for patients with hip fracture, suggests there is a benefit to hospitalist co-management.

  • Dr. Ria Dancel, a hospitalist in the department of medicine.

    Ria Dancel, MD, on Point-of-Care Ultrasound

    Dr. Ria Dances says point-of-care (POCUS) ultrasound is the next step in the evolution of internists, enhancing physical diagnosis skills and patient-physician relationships. She has published two papers about POCUS in the Journal of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

  • Dr. Christopher Caulfield

    Hospitalist Study Suggests Many ED Referral Patients Can Be Discharged With Outpatient Follow-Up

    Unnecessary hospitalizations expose patients to unnecessary costs and risks. This is the premise for a recent retrospective study performed by physicians within the division of hospital medicine.

  • Arlene Chung, MD, MHA, MMCI, Edmund Allen Liles, MD, and Jennifer McEntee, MD, MPH

    Medicine Physicians Join Academy of Educators

    Five faculty members from the department of medicine have been selected to the UNC School of Medicine’s Academy of Educators.

  • John R. Stephens, MD

    New Counseling Process for Administering Naltrexone in Hospitalized Patients

    UNC hospitalists publish a study that describes the effectiveness of counseling hospitalized patients with alcohol withdrawal, using naltrexone.

  • Ria Dancel, MD, FAAP

    Featured Physician: Ria Dancel, MD

    Dr. Ria Dancel is an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics in the division of hospital medicine. She’s also associate chief for education and director of UNC’s Medicine Procedure Service. Dr. Dancel specializes in care of hospitalized adults and children, bedside ultrasound at the point of care, ultrasound guided procedures and resident education.

  • Research Highlights: Hospital Medicine

    Complex Care Committee Develops Individualized Care Plans – Beth Ann Brubaker, MD   Individualized care plans (ICPs) have been created for patients who are high utilizers of inpatient resources. In some cases this high utilization has been due to fractioned/inefficient medical care and in other cases due to social/addiction issues. Most of these patients have chronic medical … Read more