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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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...
6/26/2017 11:51:14 AM | 7 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.

3/28/2017 7:42:17 PM | 6 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

A dedicated intensivist service can save a hospital several million dollars each year through operational improvements, cost avoidance, and reduced CMS value program penalties. Here are 10 ways that intensivists can be game changers. Read More...
11/7/2016 12:58:02 PM | 1 comments

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
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