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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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

For acute care providers, saving lives is all in a day’s work. You do your best. You hand the patient off or discharge them. You rarely hear the outcome.
 
But once in a while, you do. Emergency physician Kendrick Johnson, MD, was surprised when a former patient, Dennis Ow, reached out to him almost a year later. Today on Perspectives, both share the heartwarming story of their reunion — and the lessons they learned about gratitude. Read More...
2/13/2017 11:55:39 AM | 11 comments

EMTALA, the federal Emergency Treatment and Active Labor Act, requires that anyone presenting to an ED for care be treated and stabilized — regardless of ability to pay. And that could mean soaring costs for hospitals if the ACA is dismantled without an adequate replacement. Read More...
2/8/2017 11:58:04 AM | 1 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

Women make up most of the healthcare workforce. But when it comes to leading hospitals and practices, they’re vastly underrepresented. In today's SlideShare, two experienced Medical Directors share their advice for leading boldly while maintaining joy and balance. Read More...
2/1/2017 2:48:39 PM | 7 comments
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