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 tragedy strikes a community, things can get personal fast for emergency workers. Here's one ED physician's story of responding to the Umqua Community College shooting — and his advice on moving through grief and trauma to rekindle the joy of practicing medicine. Read More...
1/11/2017 12:34:56 PM | 20 comments

Rudeness in the healthcare workplace damages relationships, unsettles patients, and undermines the extraordinary effort that patient care requires. In today's post, two experts explain what incivility means for healthcare organizations and offer tips for cultivating conscious civility in the workplace. Read More...
5/3/2016 5:39:36 PM | 3 comments

During the past year, I have been part of a professional team that is committed to expanding the telehealth services CEP America already provides. By participating in this process, I have developed a deep appreciation for the clinical and business advantages of telehealth. Here's how I believe this key strategy will bend the healthcare cost curve.  Read More...
4/28/2016 3:57:05 PM | 5 comments

We often discuss patients’ experiences through the Acute Care Continuum. Much less has been written about the journey of providers whose careers take them through a variety of settings. As a PA with a multispecialty group, I'd like to share how traversing the Acute Care Continuum — from primary care to the ED to a rural urgent care clinic — has informed and enriched my practice. Read More...
4/26/2016 7:12:16 PM | 10 comments

As healthcare providers, we are charged with staying on the cusp of medical education — hopefully utilizing the best in evidence-based medicine. Here's how the Internet and social media are making it easier than ever to fill the gaps in our knowledge. Read More...
4/19/2016 12:45:16 PM | 1 comments
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