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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While some hospitals are the only choice for the communities they serve, others are just one choice among many. In today's post, Denise Brown, M.D., Vice President of Practice Development for CEP America and a former Hospitalist Medical Director, talks about how hospitals can grow their market share and how outsourcing partners can help. Read More...
7/27/2016 1:27:05 PM | 0 comments

Making quality measures relevant is a perennial headache for healthcare leaders. The irony is that clinicians have a lot to gain from quality programs. Here's a handy cheat sheet to help you show the medical staff what's in it for them. Read More...
6/7/2016 3:08:02 PM | 5 comments

Every year, thousands of international physicians arrive in the United States on non-immigrant visas to complete a residency or fellowship. Many hope to practice here permanently. 

In today's post, Perspectives shares why sponsoring visa candidates creates a win-win for promising physicians and their employers, plus CEP America's approach to the process. 
 
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3/22/2016 11:15:44 AM | 1 comments

In many ways, it's a wonderful time to be a physician. Whether you're just finishing residency or looking to take your career in a new direction, you'll likely be confronted with a large — even dizzying — array of opportunities.
 
But sometimes all those choices make committing to a new position more difficult. Maybe you're not sure where you want to live, or what type of hospital is the best fit for your talents. Or maybe you're ready for a taste of adventure after the demands of residency or a long stint in at the same location.
 
If you're interested in exploring what CEP America has to offer before committing to a location, the Reserves Program may be for you. Reservists complete a variety of short-term assignments while enjoying the benefits of a national physician partnership. In this post, I'll share the history of the Reserves Program, how it works and its benefits for physicians and hospitals. Read More...
3/10/2016 3:28:32 PM | 1 comments

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
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