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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medical staff discussionIn 2015, my democratic physician partnership sold to a corporate management group. I did not see how I could feel ownership and satisfaction in our profession as a corporate employee, and I walked away from emergency medicine for a year. Here's the story of how I found true partnership, lost it, and regained it. Read More...
9/21/2016 1:07:14 PM | 1 comments

By founding CWIM, CEP America's Women in Medicine group, Tiffany Hackett, MD, is helping build a community to learn and share best practices for personal growth, maintaining a work-life balance, and other topics that are salient to female providers. Read More...
9/19/2016 9:15:29 AM | 3 comments

Innovative physician groups are partnering with hospitals large and small to bring on-demand telepsychiatry consultation into the ED. Such programs can make a real difference for patients — not to mention the hospital's bottom line. In today's blog post we'll look at one example: St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, Calif. Read More...
9/14/2016 9:53:11 AM | 2 comments

Hospitalists are enjoying an incredibly favorable employment market. As a job seeker, you might be tempted to snag the best-paying opportunity in your target area. But there's another factor you should consider: fit. Read More...
9/12/2016 12:01:37 PM | 0 comments

Patient satisfaction is becoming an increasingly important source of competitive advantage for hospitals and health systems. Yet most don’t have an adequate system for uncovering and addressing problems while the patient is still in the hospital. Here's how two Arizona EDs are taking service recovery to a new level. Read More...
9/9/2016 11:08:50 AM | 1 comments
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