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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In today's post, I'll share some tips for vetting potential employers and organizations to see what they offer in terms of professional growth. While much of my advice is aimed at physicians, it may also be useful to PAs, NPs, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Read More...
6/29/2016 1:53:33 PM | 2 comments

Emergency department utilization has been on the rise for decades, and expanded coverage appears to be exacerbating the problem. Some states have responded by penalizing patients for "inappropropriate" usage. But is there a more humane answer? Read More...
6/27/2016 2:10:40 PM | 0 comments

Three technological developments are overlapping to change the practice of medicine: big data, machine learning, and robotics. Although it will take years, these ideas will likely lead to disruptive changes in all medical specialties and how they are practiced. Read More...
6/22/2016 1:56:27 PM | 2 comments

The long journey to a career as a health professional starts in high school. That's why we're proud to announce a new mentoring program for urban high school students at the Saint Agnes Hospital ED in Baltimore. Here's how mentorship benefits the hospital, providers, and community. Read More...
6/20/2016 1:01:36 PM | 5 comments

In order to suceed 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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6/15/2016 3:21:48 PM | 0 comments