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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They say change takes time. But in healthcare, and especially in the ED, we don't always have that luxury. The good news is that with the right approach, we can make a difference quickly. In today's post, we'll look at how Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., achieved a significant turnaround in throughput and patient satisfaction in just three months. Read More...
9/28/2016 1:54:09 PM | 4 comments

For 40 years, Idaho Emergency Physicians (IEP) has been a leader in Boise's medical community. So when healthcare reform brought new challenges, this democratic partnership was eager to help the Saint Alphonsus Health System meet them. In today's post, Partners Luke Morris, DO, and Christopher Wyatt, MD, discuss the group's decision to merge with CEP America. Read More...
9/26/2016 12:43:42 PM | 2 comments

medical staff discussionIn 2015, my democratic physician partnership sold to a corporate management group. I did not see how I could feel ownership and satisfaction in our profession as a corporate employee, and I walked away from emergency medicine for a year. Here's the story of how I found true partnership, lost it, and regained it. Read More...
9/21/2016 1:07:14 PM | 1 comments

By founding CWIM, CEP America's Women in Medicine group, Tiffany Hackett, MD, is helping build a community to learn and share best practices for personal growth, maintaining a work-life balance, and other topics that are salient to female providers. Read More...
9/19/2016 9:15:29 AM | 4 comments

Innovative physician groups are partnering with hospitals large and small to bring on-demand telepsychiatry consultation into the ED. Such programs can make a real difference for patients — not to mention the hospital's bottom line. In today's blog post we'll look at one example: St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, Calif. Read More...
9/14/2016 9:53:11 AM | 2 comments
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