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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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

When contracting a physician group to manage one of your hospital service lines, it's now common practice to tie a percentage of payments to performance. Doing so can benefit all parties and improve care for patients. But how should you proceed if your existing performance data is shaky — or even nonexistent?  Read More...
3/13/2017 12:49:04 PM | 3 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

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

Reducing 30-day readmissions is a high priority for hospitals and SNFs, as readmissions pentalties for both facilities kick in next year. Here's how a Maryland ED is working closely with a nearby long-term care facility to provide better care continuity for post-acute patients. Read More...
2/6/2017 1:17:56 PM | 3 comments
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