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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cep america emergency room qualityUndertaking major emergency department (ED) quality initiatives requires not only transforming processes, but also a dedicated team of physicians and nurses, and involved leadership. Can change only be achieved with a long-term effort? Not necessarily — if you a have strong culture. Read More...
8/21/2017 3:47:46 PM | 0 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.
8/9/2017 11:25:16 AM | 5 comments

Sutter Delta Medical Center Emergency Room TeamWhen competition for top talent is tight, workplace culture can make or break your hospital. Here's how the team at Sutter Delta Medical Center's Emergency Department approached culture change to create a positive environment for providers and patients. Read More...
8/1/2017 1:03:17 PM | 1 comments

hospital quality cep americaAs a Medical Director, I was in a unique situation in which one physician group managed two very different emergency rooms at hospitals 16 miles apart. The experience taught me an important lesson. When it comes to quality improvement, providers can often control more than we think we can. Read More...
7/31/2017 11:44:32 AM | 3 comments

cep america culture collaborativeOrganizational culture can make or break a hospital. But how do you teach and nurture it? Here's what CEP America leaders learned when they launched the group's first Culture Collaborative. Read More...
7/22/2017 5:07:04 PM | 0 comments
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