News Archives

October 06, 2014

High frequency emergency department patients have complicated mixtures of medical, psychiatric, and social needs. Treating only their presenting acute care need does little to prevent their readmission.

October 06, 2014

How to handle repeat customers in the emergency department jumped to the healthcare industry’s attention when CMS introduced their plan for readmission penalties.

October 06, 2014

“Delta Trauma, arrival five minutes,” rang across overhead system, I vividly recalled as a third-year medical student at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the middle of my emergency medicine rotation.

October 06, 2014

For many years, healthcare remained steadfastly traditional in its limited uses of technology despite the rapid societal changes in technology use everywhere else. More recently though, using more technology in healthcare is in the spotlight and major innovations abound.

April 09, 2014

Coordinating care for frequent visitors in already crowded Emergency Departments (EDs) is a unique challenge for both clinicians and administrators alike.

April 09, 2014

The creation of payment penalties relating to 30-day hospital readmission rates has increased interest in identifying opportunities to avoid unnecessary readmissions to acute care hospitals.

April 09, 2014

The Poison Center network in the United States is an under-utilized system for patient care, consultative advice, public health, and care coordination.

April 09, 2014

Care transition is a vital, but often overlooked, step necessary to ensure effective patient flow and coordination between different settings of care. In this issue, we explore different examples of how care transitions affect the care provided to patients in different settings.

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