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 we asked CEP America leaders for examples of great hospital cultures, they enthusiastically pointed us toward John Muir Medical Center – Concord (Calif.). In today's post Donna Brackley, RN, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and CNO, talks about her hospital's journey toward staff empowerment and care excellence.
3/31/2016 12:10:54 PM | 0 comments

When a bottleneck forms around ED triage, wait times increase, frustrations rise, and valuable care may be delayed. Here's how one busy ED improved safety and throughput by moving triage onto the lobby floor. The following is adapted from a poster presented at CEP America's 2015 annual conference. Read More...
3/29/2016 12:42:52 PM | 1 comments

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's collaborative change model brings participants from many hospitals together to focus on a problem, implement possible solutions, and learn from one another in the process. CEP America has successfully used "collaboratives" to improve ED turnaround times and patient experience. We hoped to achieve similar results with PA and NP satisfaction.
3/24/2016 12:12:45 PM | 6 comments

Every year, thousands of international physicians arrive in the United States on non-immigrant visas to complete a residency or fellowship. Many hope to practice here permanently. 

In today's post, Perspectives shares why sponsoring visa candidates creates a win-win for promising physicians and their employers, plus CEP America's approach to the process. 
3/22/2016 11:15:44 AM | 2 comments

Millennial preference for work-life balance and flexibility is shaking up workplaces across the country. 
So let's apply the idea of generational differences to the healthcare setting. In this post, we'll discuss how millennial providers differ from their older counterparts and what this means for hospitals and physician groups.  Read More...
3/17/2016 2:24:00 PM | 5 comments
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