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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Intuition is a double-edged sword. A strong and developed sense of it helps us move forward in situations where the time to formulate an analytical decision is neither available nor practical. On the other hand, studies suggest that intuition can lead us to overreliance on heuristics (mental short cuts) and biases (pre-selected responses) that can cloud our decision-making.
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6/30/2015 2:59:01 PM | 0 comments

We all know that scribes can help to improve operational efficiency, quality metrics and patient satisfaction. What's less often discussed is their positive impact on provider satisfaction and performance. Read More...
6/25/2015 11:00:13 AM | 7 comments

For hospitals, embracing lean methodology can pay big dividends in terms of quality and patient and staff satisfaction. And for practitioners of lean, the quest for continuous improvement never ends. Here's how one committed organization took its lean practice to the next level. Read More...
6/23/2015 1:07:22 PM | 4 comments

While advocacy has always been an important part of healthcare practice, it's especially relevant today given the sweeping changes mandated (but not yet realized) by healthcare reform legislation. Here's how you can influence the laws and regulations affecting your patients. Read More...
6/18/2015 1:37:21 PM | 0 comments

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...
6/16/2015 12:01:31 PM | 3 comments
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