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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affordable care act repealThe American Health Care Act (AHCA) heads to the Senate for a vote next Thursday. Needless to say, the stakes are high for healthcare reform. Here's what healthcare leaders, providers, and consumers need to know. Read More...
6/21/2017 1:27:08 PM | 1 comments

cep america joy in medicineDedicated volunteer and CEP Hero Penny Miller, FNP, talks about improving healthcare in rural Peru, nonjudgmental event medicine for concerts, and how volunteering helps her find joy in her practice. Read More...
6/19/2017 12:15:23 PM | 2 comments

Surveys suggest that the majority of Americans would prefer not to receive life-prolonging care if they were suffering due to an incurable condition. Yet CMS estimates that only about 55 percent of older inpatients have a "goals of care" conversation documented in their charts. Here's how CEP America is using provider education to ensure that every patient has a voice in these important matters. Read More...
6/14/2017 1:07:53 PM | 6 comments

CEP America radiation reductionBetween 1995 and 2005, CT utilization in children more than doubled in the United States. Fortunately, excellent guidelines exist to support clinical decision-making and limit unnecesary exposure to ionizing radiation. Here's how one hospital is putting that evidence into practice. Read More...
6/12/2017 12:20:09 PM | 1 comments

work life balance medicineIn medicine, taking care of one’s self promotes, and sometimes equals, the quality of care we give to others. Of course, when it comes to real world practice, this is more easily said than done. In this month's Mindfulness in Medicine column, coach and author Anne Bruce shares her personal journey with burnout and the lessons it taught her. Read More...
6/6/2017 1:31:19 PM | 8 comments
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