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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As healthcare organizations work toward greater integration, one key player has rarely been mentioned. I really believe that by leaving EMS out of the conversation, we're missing a golden opportunity to further the goals of healthcare reform. Lately, I've been pleased to see growing interest in the concept of community paramedicine.

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3/28/2017 7:42:17 PM | 5 comments

Urgent care clinics face a unique set of challenges when it comes to fostering loyalty and patient satisfaction. Here's how one clinic is using technology to gain valuable feedback and improve service recovery.
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3/20/2017 1:28:15 PM | 2 comments

We often discuss patients’ experiences through the Acute Care Continuum. Much less has been written about the journey of providers whose careers take them through a variety of settings. As a PA with a multispecialty group, I'd like to share how traversing the Acute Care Continuum — from primary care to the ED to a rural urgent care clinic — has informed and enriched my practice. Read More...
4/26/2016 7:12:16 PM | 10 comments

Federally Qualified Health Centers provide a safety net for the underserved. In today's post, we'll discuss how FHQCs can strengthen the Acute Care Continuum, plus the role they play in population health management. Read More...
10/8/2015 3:39:01 PM | 2 comments

Recently, I set out to recruit several new physicians for our urgent care practice — and in the course of my interviews noticed some disquieting trends. In general, the physicians I interviewed were enthusiastic about urgent care. But the moment I mentioned that primary care was also part of the job, the mood changed. Even for physicians coming out of a family medicine residency, primary care seemed to be a deal breaker. Read More...
6/9/2015 11:55:53 AM | 2 comments
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