The Acute Care Continuum is the integration of urgent, emergent, inpatient and post-discharge care of patients with acute medical conditions.
By René Y. Quashie and Amy F. Lerman
This post originally appeared in Epstein Becker Green's Take 5 Newsletter on Feb. 25, 2015.
Telemedicine, the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients using electronic communications, has gone mainstream, and employers are paying attention. The numbers speak for themselves. A recent Towers Watson study focusing on employers with at least 1,000 employees concluded that U.S. employers could save up to $6 billion per year if their employees routinely engaged in remote consults for appropriate medical problems instead of visiting emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and physicians’ offices.
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Great program for new grads and CEP! Great article!
Thanks Joe! Certainly timely with all the challenges we face!
I thoroughly enjoyed Dawa's article, "Resilience Is the New Black." Well done!
Great article and insight. I wonder what can and will happen when hospitals
Well thought through, Joe. Nicely done!