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...
9/6/2017 12:36:38 PM | 7 comments

boy at concussion clinicWhen a child sustains a concussion, rural families often travel long distances for specialized care. But with the help of a CEP innovation grant, an emergency medicine PA and NP are creating a comprehensive concussion clinic close to home. Read More...
12/28/2016 2:46:34 PM | 0 comments

In order to succeed in the coming era of value-based reimbursement, hospitals must find ways to reduce costs while delivering excellent outcomes. In today's post, we'll share how emergency physicians and specialists at one Baltimore hospital are using integrated clinical pathways to better manage patients with chronic disease. 

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12/21/2016 11:47:28 AM | 0 comments

The number of people seeking emergency care for psychiatric symptoms is on the rise. At the same time, the United States is experiencing a severe shortage of psychiatrists and mental health providers. Here's how some hospitals are using technology to enchance care for these vulnerable patients. Read More...
12/19/2016 11:27:20 AM | 0 comments

In a busy ED, no matter how well intentioned the providers are, patients can end up feeling like their needs aren’t being fully met. Unsatisfied with the patient feedback they were getting despite their best efforts, one ED set out to improve the patient experience by creating an entirely new job title: patient care advocate. Read More...
12/14/2016 9:49:57 AM | 1 comments
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