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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Emergency and hospital medicine have traditionally operated in separate silos, with each group setting its own processes and priorities. But bringing these services under the same management can have a wealth of benefits, as our Midwestern hospital has discovered. Read More...
7/20/2016 3:58:53 PM | 0 comments

To improve the quality and reputation of their emergency care, the Saint Agnes Hospital administration decided they needed a new outsourcing partner. Here's how CEP America physician leaders helped them transform the ED culture, boost efficiency, and improve patient satisfaction.
7/18/2016 6:50:42 PM | 1 comments

Just a few years ago, telemedicine might have sounded like science fiction. Today, it's increasingly commonplace as hospitals and health systems seek to contain costs by delivering care outside "bricks and mortar" settings. In today's post, we'll look at how telehealth is helping providers and payers to better manage patient health and resource utilization. Read More...
7/13/2016 1:05:34 PM | 2 comments

CEP America and Palomar Health executives will be among the top healthcare leaders speaking at the 2016 Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit. Their presentation, “A Patient’s Journey: What a Single Patient’s Story Tells Us about the Value of Coordinated Care,” will discuss tangible benefits achieved at Palomar Health, where CEP America manages the emergency medicine, hospitalist medicine, critical care, and psychiatric inpatient services. In today's post, our speakers share some personal reflections on care coordination and hopes for the presentation. Read More...
7/11/2016 1:57:55 PM | 1 comments

As our healthcare system shifts toward value-based payments, more hospitals are entering into risk-sharing arrangements with payers. As a result, emergency departments (EDs) are increasingly expected to engage in population health management (PHM) efforts. In this post, I'll describe an innovative PHM process followed at two CEP America EDs, plus some considerations for implementation. Read More...
7/7/2016 10:59:20 AM | 1 comments
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