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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The United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic. It is a health crisis that knows no boundaries and it is putting a level of strain on ED providers that is unprecedented. As a result, chronic pain patients sometimes fail to get the care they need, not only to their detriment but to that of providers and even hospitals.  Read More...
11/16/2016 4:25:31 PM | 1 comments

Done right, holding orders can help to relieve ED crowding and provide a more pleasant environment for patients. In today's post, I'll examine the pros and cons of this approach and share some best practices from our CEP America EDs.
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11/14/2016 5:11:55 PM | 2 comments

Last week CEP America honored our best and brightest at our 41st Annual Partnership Meeting. Here’s a roundup of blog posts, case studies, videos, and other resources inspired by our winners.  Read More...
11/9/2016 6:23:15 PM | 1 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

My sprightly 89-year-old dad had been walking two miles every day until his back began to bother him five months ago. Soon he was bent over at about 30 degrees and using a cane. Frustrated communication with his care team deepened our family's pain. Then one provider's caring words made a difference. Read More...
11/2/2016 3:42:28 PM | 4 comments
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