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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Long-term acute care facilities (LTACs) fill an important role in the Acute Care Continuum by bridging the gap between hospital and home. In many cases, quality post-acute care can help to shorten inpatient stays and reduce overall costs. As such, it will likely play a crucial role in coming years as we strive to meet the needs of an aging population. Read More...
10/31/2016 12:05:39 PM | 3 comments

Contacting patients after an acute care visit can be powerful. But establishing a calling routine can be a tall order when countless other operational, financial, and quality initiatives compete for providers' time. Here's how one community ED beat the odds and sparked a patient callback movement. Read More...
10/26/2016 11:44:07 AM | 3 comments

Practicing medicine is hard. It forces us to interact with every kind of person, culture, and emotion. And it requires us to remain professional through it all. Here's how one PA reexamines these experiences through fiction — and finds comfort, insight, and joy in the process. Read More...
10/24/2016 4:35:26 PM | 7 comments

For independent physician groups, affliating with a larger group can boost negotiating power, improve hospital relations, and provide valuable resources. But finding the right partner can be fraught with pitfalls. In today's post, Anesthesia Partner Shale Imeson, MD, describes his group's journey to affiliation. Read More...
10/19/2016 3:16:32 PM | 4 comments

Three out of four physicians believe EHRs increase practice costs, outweighing any efficiency savings. And seven out of 10 think EHRs reduce their productivity, according to Deloitte’s 2016 Survey of U.S. Physicians. Since EHRs are here to stay, how do hospitals and providers deal with the burden of documentation and productivity issues? Read More...
10/17/2016 1:29:23 PM | 0 comments
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