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 are the cultural prerequisites for "meaningful" integration? And as leaders, what can we do to ensure these take root in our hospitals and health systems? In today's post, Dr. Imamu Tomlinson shares his thoughts, plus some real-life examples from the Adventist Health – Central Valley Network. Read More...
2/9/2016 10:12:02 AM | 0 comments

Adventist Health Central Valley Network (CVN) set out to achieve meaningful integration among its clinical services. The quickest benefits came from within the hospitals, as emergency physicians and hospitalists began collaborating at their respective sites. However, integration soon spread across the network as providers from all three hospitals came together to improve patient care.
2/4/2016 1:11:30 PM | 1 comments

Hospitalists are enjoying an incredibly favorable employment market. As a job seeker, you might be tempted to snag the best-paying opportunity in your target area. But there's another factor you should consider: fit. Read More...
1/5/2016 10:10:38 AM | 0 comments

Palliative care benefits both patients and the healthcare system as a whole. Yet some families still have to seek out this valuable service. Here's why one family member is glad she did.  Read More...
11/5/2015 10:34:48 AM | 14 comments

Achieving meaningful integration has been a significant topic of discussion on Perspectives lately. In this post, we build on the discussion by showcasing one organization’s efforts to integrate and improve coordination of care between the emergency department, hospital medicine, as well as intensivists, both inside and outside the hospital’s walls. Read More...
9/17/2015 12:45:55 PM | 3 comments
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