Perspectives on the Acute Care Continuum

The Acute Care Continuum is the integration of urgent, emergent, inpatient and post-discharge care of patients with acute medical conditions.

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In medical school, one of my wisest attendings told me: “The art of emergency medicine is getting the consultants to do what you want — and like you for it.” There is a tremendous amount of truth to that. Here are some thoughts for new professionals on earning the trust of colleagues. Read More...
7/30/2015 8:48:02 AM | 5 comments

Collaboration between physicians and nurses sets a positive tone for the patient's care experience that can help boost satisfaction scores. Here's how the medical director and nurse managers at Pomerado Hospital in San Diego collaborated to improve the frequency and quality of RN-MD communication. Read More...
7/28/2015 2:18:30 PM | 2 comments

Provider turnover is extremely costly, but few organizations have attempted to quantify the problem in dollars and cents. Here's how MedAmerica tackled the issue, plus commentary on their fascinating findings. Read More...
7/23/2015 1:46:36 PM | 4 comments

The Supreme Court's decision in King v. Burwell preserves insurance subsidies for an estimated 6.4 million Americans in 34 states. But while a victory for those who could not otherwise obtain insurance, it's just one more step down the very long road our industry needs to walk as we redesign healthcare delivery. Read More...
7/21/2015 12:29:18 PM | 3 comments

Onboarding has many parallels to a long-term relationship. It's not enough to land a first date. It takes thousands of conversations, glances, romantic gestures, gifts and shared experience to discover that you are right for one another. Read More...
7/17/2015 4:27:29 PM | 7 comments
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