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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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) had a huge impact on healthcare delivery. Most notably, it gave our system a massive push toward value-based reimbursement schemes that reward providers for delivering the best quality care at the lowest cost.
To maximize value over time, providers must take an active role in promoting the health of the populations they serve — even when those patients do not proactively seek care. 
10/29/2015 1:36:41 PM | 5 comments

How do you onboard four new PA/NP hires at once — especially when all are new to emergency medicine? Here's how one emergency department rose to the challenge by leveraging the talents of its team members. Read More...
10/27/2015 1:20:19 PM | 4 comments

The road to becoming a 911 receiving center can be challenging, as the ED team at St. Vincent Medical Center learned. Here's how they prepared to receive more — and more acute — patients. Read More...
10/22/2015 6:21:21 PM | 3 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...
10/20/2015 10:44:23 AM | 3 comments

A recent study out of Harvard suggests that hospitals in low-income areas are more likely to be penalized under Medicare's value-based reimbursement programs. But one California health district is beating the odds with innovative programs and an integrated mindset.  Read More...
10/15/2015 12:39:44 PM | 5 comments
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