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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Your first job is an important stepping stone on your career path. In today’s post, Steven Zahn, MD, CEP America Regional Director and Advocate Sherman Hospital Emergency Department Medical Director, discusses the transition to your first job and shares information about CEP America’s annual Senior Residents’ Day. Read More...
11/30/2016 11:33:12 AM | 0 comments

Just over a year ago, Benjamin Frizner, MD, left his hospitalist role to become CEP America's first Post-Acute Medicine Medical Director. In today's post, he discusses the benefits of this career change — and how to decide if post-acute medicine might be a good fit for you. Read More...
11/28/2016 6:30:42 AM | 1 comments

For acute care providers, saving lives is all in a day’s work. You do your best. You hand the patient off or discharge them. You rarely hear the outcome.
 
But once in a while, you do. Emergency physician Kendrick Johnson, MD, was surprised when a former patient, Dennis Ow, reached out to him almost a year later. This Thanksgiving on Perspectives, both share the heartwarming story of their reunion — and the lessons they learned about gratitude. Read More...
11/22/2016 2:20:29 PM | 9 comments

It will probably be a few months — years even — before we know what impact election 2016 will have on healthcare. But while regulations may change, experts seem optimistic that The Triple Aim of quality, population health, and consumer experience will not.  Read More...
11/21/2016 5:19:07 PM | 0 comments

The United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic. It is a health crisis that knows no boundaries and it is putting a level of strain on ED providers that is unprecedented. As a result, chronic pain patients sometimes fail to get the care they need, not only to their detriment but to that of providers and even hospitals.  Read More...
11/16/2016 4:25:31 PM | 1 comments
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