Strategies to breakthrough departmental silos and achieve joint program success.

It’s no secret that friction between ED doctors and hospitalists happens. ED doctors often seek collegial help from hospitalists, wanting their interactions with to be efficient and functional. On the flip side, when a hospitalist’s phone rings and it’s the ED, it’s often viewed as an inconvenient strain on already-strapped resources. Inevitably, conflict arises from these disparate vantage points and competing priorities.

The secret is this: emergency medicine and hospital medicine programs work best when they share goals and function together. When the two programs are at odds, their conflict has a ripple effect that compromises cost efficiency, patient experience, patient safety, physician satisfaction, and care consistency.

To foster optimal outcomes for all stakeholders—EM and HM clinicians and staff, patients, and your hospital or health system—EM and HM...