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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A recent study out of Harvard suggests that hospitals in low-income areas are more likely to be penalized under Medicare's value-based reimbursement programs. But one California health district is beating the odds with innovative programs and an integrated mindset. Read More...
8/24/2016 9:25:45 AM | 0 comments

Inpatient rounding by ED providers can be a powerful practice for improving patient satisfaction. And it can be surprisingly easy to implement. Here's how one provider made a big difference with a relaxed approach. Read More...
8/22/2016 5:22:49 PM | 1 comments

Putting patients first requires more than providing outstanding clinical care. It requires care that addresses every aspect of a patient’s encounter with the hospital. In Part 1 of this two-post series, we’ll look at how an inpatient rounding program not only improved patient experience but also transformed an ED culture.  Read More...
8/17/2016 6:51:25 PM | 9 comments

As hospital administrators know, word of mouth is a powerful market force. The more satisfied your physicians and patients are, the more new patients they’ll send your way. In today’s post, Craig Berlinberg, MD, Director of Business Development at CEP America and a practicing anesthesiologist, describes how implementing the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model can increase the satisfaction of both your physicians and patients — and, by extension, improve your hospital's market share.  Read More...
8/15/2016 10:51:28 AM | 1 comments

Growing market share is necessary for the survival of any hospital over the long term. But it isn’t always about attracting referrals or adding new service lines. Sometimes the most effective driver of growth is a simple change of heart.

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8/10/2016 10:39:01 AM | 1 comments
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