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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What Every Physician Should Know About Addiction MedicineEmergency medicine physician Stacie Solt, MD, wanted to do more for patients struggling with substance use disorders. So she took the unique step of completing a fellowship in addiction medicine. In today's post, she talks about that journey and shares some advice for fellow providers. Read More...
4/19/2017 11:30:55 AM | 2 comments

empa fellowship cep americaWhen it comes to being a physician assistant, few specialty areas are as exciting — or as hard to break into — as emergency medicine. CEP America’s Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) Fellowship Program provides the instruction, mentoring, and hands-on clinical training necessary for landing that first job.  Read More...
4/12/2017 11:47:30 AM | 4 comments

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.

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

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
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