PHILADELPHIA, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) has announced that Steven Liu, MD, chairman and founder of healthcare IT company, Ingenious Med, is among the more than 150 hospitalists nationwide who have earned the inaugural designation of Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM).
This class of SFHM designees represents hospital medicine's experienced leaders. To be designated as a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine, an applicant must:
"Our new SFHM designees combine the innovation and experience that make hospital medicine such a vital and visionary medical specialty," said SHM's CEO, Larry Wellikson, MD, SFHM. "We hope that hospitals and communities will join us in congratulating these individuals in their leadership, experience and service to improving patient care in the hospital."
"I've always been passionate about hospital medicine and have watched it mature over the past 10 years into one of the fastest growing and most dynamic segments of medicine," said Dr. Liu. "I am honored to be one of the first Senior Fellows and it's wonderful that we can recognize this select group of physician leaders for their achievements and dedication to this exciting field."
Liu and his fellow SFHM colleges will be inducted at the SHM annual meeting in Washington, DC on April 10, 2010.
Additionally, look for Ingenious Med at booth 311, April 9-10 at the annual meeting. The company will be demonstrating new functionality on the Web and smartphone applications.
SHM is the national organization for hospitalists. We are leading the transformation and improvement of care for the hospitalized patient through innovation, collaboration, and action. Over the past decade, studies have shown that hospitalists decrease patient lengths of stay, reduce hospital costs and readmission rates, all while increasing patient satisfaction. Hospital medicine is the fastest-growing specialty in modern healthcare, with over 31,000 hospitalists currently practicing and an upward growth trajectory in full force. For more information about SHM, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org.
About Ingenious Med, Inc.
Founded in 1999 by a group of practicing physicians, Ingenious Med is an award-winning mobile platform that automates the activities of physicians when they are away from their office, whether they are rounding at a hospital, an outpatient clinic, a nursing home or even at home. Ingenious Med automates the revenue and charge capture processes for over 6,000 users in more than 500 healthcare facilities across the United States.
Ingenious Med's all-inclusive software solution, IM Practice Manager, is a handheld and Internet-based application that enables physicians to capture charges, enhance documentation, coding and compliance, improve quality of care, increase revenue and communicate digitally. In addition, the program aggregates management data separately from the hospital information system, so individual physician and total department performance can be accurately evaluated. For more information, visit www.ingeniousmed.com or call 404.815.0826
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