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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joy in medicine blog postHealthcare reform calls for improved population health, better patient experience, and decreased per capita costs. But without satisfied, healthy providers, these goals are difficult to achieve. Here's some great advice on recapturing the joy of practicing medicine.  Read More...
4/10/2017 12:28:41 PM | 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.

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

A recent study out of Harvard suggests that hospitals in low-income areas are more likely to be penalized under Medicare's value-based reimbursement programs. But one California health district is beating the odds with innovative programs and an integrated mindset.  Read More...
3/22/2017 12:39:44 PM | 5 comments

innovative healthcareAcross the industry, healthcare is evolving at an unprecedented pace — from caring for an aging population with multiple comorbidities to a shifting focus on wellness and prevention. Now is the time for innovation and transformation in order to keep pace with the tidal wave of change. Here's how CEP is responding to the challenge. Read More...
3/8/2017 5:16:31 PM | 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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