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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When it comes to improving ED operations, the stakes are high. But that doesn't mean the process can't be fun — even at a busy, high-acuity facility. In today's post, we'll look at how the team at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis boosted turnaround using an unconventional strategy: poker. Read More...
9/6/2017 12:36:38 PM | 7 comments

overcoming tough times with resilienceWhen disaster strikes, it's natural to feel frightened, depressed, and overwhelmed. But why do some people bounce back more quickly than others in the same situation? Here are some tips from a speaker and author who's been there. Read More...
9/5/2017 1:20:17 PM | 3 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...
8/29/2017 11:36:51 AM | 4 comments

physician self careWe healthcare providers spend our lives caring for others. But when's the last time you set aside an hour for self-care? Here's why it needs to be a priority, plus some tips for making it simple ... and even fun. Read More...
8/7/2017 4:05:29 PM | 3 comments

cep america health disparitiesIn order to succeed in value-based reimbursement models, hospitals must deliver optimal performance regardless of the various populations they may serve. Organizations and providers who are aware and understanding of the disparities that exist in their communities and who engage in a culturally competent approach will produce a significant ROI for hospitals through better management of readmissions, resource utilization, and a variety of quality metrics. Read More...
7/12/2017 9:54:14 AM | 3 comments
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