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

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

I became an emergency physician because I loved the practice and the study of medicine. Changing lives and making a difference? Not so much. Then I had a not-so-comfortable experience that made me realize something important might be missing from my practice. Read More...
12/26/2016 5:58:14 PM | 5 comments

In order to succeed in the coming era of value-based reimbursement, hospitals must find ways to reduce costs while delivering excellent outcomes. In today's post, we'll share how emergency physicians and specialists at one Baltimore hospital are using integrated clinical pathways to better manage patients with chronic disease. 

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12/21/2016 11:47:28 AM | 0 comments
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