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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Every organization wants a great culture. But what does that really mean? And as a leader, how do you get your workforce there?  Read More...
2/25/2016 2:14:25 PM | 0 comments

In a previous post, Dr. Scott Whitlow discussed the many benefits a graduate medical education (GME) program can bring to hospitals, plus some tips on starting one. This week, Perspectives tells the story of Kaweah Delta Health Care District in Visalia, Calif., which recently made its GME vision a reality. Read More...
2/23/2016 3:15:07 PM | 1 comments

Getting a graduate medical education program off the ground is quite a challenge, but it also brings many rewards for hospitals, physician groups and the community. In today's post, Perspectives shares what's involved in developing a residency program.  Read More...
2/18/2016 2:02:50 PM | 1 comments

Sepsis is a life-threatening complication of infection that can be difficult to manage and carries a high mortality rate. Here's how Arrowhead Regional Medical Center cut severe sepsis mortality in half using an interdisciplinary, evidence-based approach. The following is based on a poster presented at CEP America's 2015 conference. Read More...
2/16/2016 4:32:59 PM | 0 comments

Much has been said and written about the challenges facing America's emergency departments (EDs). Experts (and not-so-experts) attribute crowding, delays and wait times to the unique quirks of our healthcare system. Common culprits include the primary care shortage, lack of universal coverage and nonemergency utilization by patients. All of these explanations hold water to some degree. But in summer 2015, I had an experience in Santiago, Chile, that suggests the issues facing American EDs may be more universal than we think.  Read More...
2/11/2016 5:30:01 PM | 1 comments
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