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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When a hospital's emergency and hospitalist providers work under a collaborative model, providers in both departments become champions of each other’s causes, yielding benefits for patients, the staff, and the hospital at large. Read More...
2/21/2017 3:36:51 PM | 0 comments

I became an emergency physician because I loved the practice and the study of medicine. Changing lives and making a difference? Not so much. Then I had a not-so-comfortable experience that made me realize something important might be missing from my practice. Read More...
12/26/2016 5:58:14 PM | 5 comments

Done right, holding orders can help to relieve ED crowding and provide a more pleasant environment for patients. In today's post, I'll examine the pros and cons of this approach and share some best practices from our CEP America EDs.
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11/14/2016 5:11:55 PM | 2 comments

Emergency and hospital medicine have traditionally operated in separate silos, with each group setting its own processes and priorities. But bringing these services under the same management can have a wealth of benefits, as our Midwestern hospital has discovered. Read More...
7/20/2016 3:58:53 PM | 0 comments

CEP America and Palomar Health executives will be among the top healthcare leaders speaking at the 2016 Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit. Their presentation, “A Patient’s Journey: What a Single Patient’s Story Tells Us about the Value of Coordinated Care,” will discuss tangible benefits achieved at Palomar Health, where CEP America manages the emergency medicine, hospitalist medicine, critical care, and psychiatric inpatient services. In today's post, our speakers share some personal reflections on care coordination and hopes for the presentation. Read More...
7/11/2016 1:57:55 PM | 1 comments
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