Inpatient Pediatrics, September 2015

Quarterly Report, September 2015

The NYC Pediatric Hospital Medicine Forum which includes many members from Chapters 2 and 3 had their 4th annual conference on June 12 at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.  The conference was entitled: Hot Topics in the Care of the Hospitalized Child: Optimizing Care, Safety, & Quality.  Chapter 2 members Laurie Gordon (NYHQ) and Helen Scott (CCMC) were on the planning committee.   The conference was well attended and a great opportunity to learn and network with fellow hospitalists in the New York Metropolitan area.  Dr. Gordon was a plenary speaker on “Hot Topics in Pediatric Hospital Medicine.”

The annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine conference was held in San Antonio, Texas on July 23-July 26.  This is the major annual meeting for Pediatric Hospitalists, jointly sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Association and the Society for Hospital Medicine.  There were close to 1000 attendees.  Dr. Gordon did two presentations on Life Threatening Rashes.

ICD-10 will be will be implemented October 1.  The new coding will impact on inpatient documentation and coding.  The AAP has many resources to assist during the transition.  The weblink is:

Respectively submitted,

Laurie Gordon MD, MA, FAAP
Chapter Liaison, Inpatient Pediatrics