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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About 30 percent of the physicians staffing America's EDs have completed residencies in a specialty other than emergency medicine. These professionals provide a vital safety net at many critical-access hospitals. Here's how a unique fellowship is preparing them to lead EDs in need. Read More...
5/12/2016 5:29:14 PM | 3 comments

We often discuss patients’ experiences through the Acute Care Continuum. Much less has been written about the journey of providers whose careers take them through a variety of settings. As a PA with a multispecialty group, I'd like to share how traversing the Acute Care Continuum — from primary care to the ED to a rural urgent care clinic — has informed and enriched my practice. Read More...
4/26/2016 7:12:16 PM | 10 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 | 2 comments

As our healthcare system shifts toward value-based payments, more hospitals are entering into risk-sharing arrangements with payers. As a result, emergency departments (EDs) are increasingly expected to engage in population health management (PHM) efforts. In this post, I'll describe an innovative PHM process followed at two CEP America EDs, plus some considerations for implementation. Read More...
11/19/2015 1:23:14 PM | 2 comments

Federally Qualified Health Centers provide a safety net for the underserved. In today's post, we'll discuss how FHQCs can strengthen the Acute Care Continuum, plus the role they play in population health management. Read More...
10/8/2015 3:39:01 PM | 2 comments
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