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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When it comes to improving ED operations, the stakes are high. But that doesn't mean the process can't be fun — even at a busy, high-acuity facility. In today's post, we'll look at how the team at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis boosted turnaround using an unconventional strategy: poker. Read More...
12/7/2016 4:02:40 PM | 4 comments

Millennial preference for work-life balance and flexibility is shaking up workplaces across the country. 
 
So let's apply the idea of generational differences to the healthcare setting. In this post, we'll discuss how millennial providers differ from their older counterparts and what this means for hospitals and physician groups.  Read More...
12/5/2016 11:18:51 AM | 3 comments

Your first job is an important stepping stone on your career path. In today’s post, Steven Zahn, MD, CEP America Regional Director and Advocate Sherman Hospital Emergency Department Medical Director, discusses the transition to your first job and shares information about CEP America’s annual Senior Residents’ Day. Read More...
11/30/2016 11:33:12 AM | 0 comments

Just over a year ago, Benjamin Frizner, MD, left his hospitalist role to become CEP America's first Post-Acute Medicine Medical Director. In today's post, he discusses the benefits of this career change — and how to decide if post-acute medicine might be a good fit for you. Read More...
11/28/2016 6:30:42 AM | 1 comments

For acute care providers, saving lives is all in a day’s work. You do your best. You hand the patient off or discharge them. You rarely hear the outcome.
 
But once in a while, you do. Emergency physician Kendrick Johnson, MD, was surprised when a former patient, Dennis Ow, reached out to him almost a year later. This Thanksgiving on Perspectives, both share the heartwarming story of their reunion — and the lessons they learned about gratitude. Read More...
11/22/2016 2:20:29 PM | 9 comments
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