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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Good Samaritan Hospital is committed to improving outcomes and patient experience. Here's how administrators and the medical staff approached integration and how CEP America physician leaders helped them to create more meaningful integration between service lines. Read More...
2/15/2017 11:19:59 AM | 2 comments

EMTALA, the federal Emergency Treatment and Active Labor Act, requires that anyone presenting to an ED for care be treated and stabilized — regardless of ability to pay. And that could mean soaring costs for hospitals if the ACA is dismantled without an adequate replacement. Read More...
2/8/2017 11:58:04 AM | 1 comments

When tragedy strikes a community, things can get personal fast for emergency workers. Here's one ED physician's story of responding to the Umqua Community College shooting — and his advice on moving through grief and trauma to rekindle the joy of practicing medicine. Read More...
1/11/2017 12:34:56 PM | 20 comments

Satisfying ED patients has become a do or die mission for hospitals. And in the digital age, a little goodwill can spread at the speed of light. In today's post, one satisfied patient talks about the experiences that prompted her to write a positive Facebook post that ultimately went viral. Read More...
1/4/2017 5:55:49 PM | 4 comments

boy at concussion clinicWhen a child sustains a concussion, rural families often travel long distances for specialized care. But with the help of a CEP innovation grant, an emergency medicine PA and NP are creating a comprehensive concussion clinic close to home. Read More...
12/28/2016 2:46:34 PM | 0 comments
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