Hospitalist Medicine

Integrated Acute Care: The Impact of a Patient Centered Admission Team

October 25th, 2018
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When patient care is a priority, there is a natural integration of more and more elements of the patient’s hospital experience, from their entry process through their stay and finally their discharge. Not only is integrating care delivery service more efficient at delivering care – it’s more effective. An integrated care delivery model starts with […]

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Posted in Hospitalist Medicine, Observation Care, Quality Efficiency Utilization

Shifting Perspectives: My Path Toward Achieving Physician Alignment

June 19th, 2017
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In healthcare, every physician, every group, every hospital, and every health system claims to be patient centric. Some succeed more than others. I’ve been practicing long enough to understand that as physicians working in different practice settings, the lens through which we view patient care and the organization around us inevitably changes. Different models of […]

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Posted in Hospital Partnership, Hospitalist Medicine

Sepsis Bundle Management Is a Signpost for Preparedness for The Future of Healthcare

March 30th, 2017
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’ (CMS) sepsis bundle¬†is a test for a hospital’s preparation for and ability to navigate the future of healthcare. Released in October of 2015, the sepsis bundle is far more complex than previous CMS quality metrics. It requires hospitals to produce longitudinal, detailed reporting on patient care spanning multiple departments. […]

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Posted in Hospitalist Medicine, Quality Efficiency Utilization

A Better Way to Manage Acute Care

November 3rd, 2016
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A few weeks ago, we received a letter from a patient who had recently been treated at one of our integrated acute care locations at Somerset Hospital. The patient had come to the emergency department and was ultimately admitted to the hospital. The letter detailed how grateful he was that the same physician assistant who […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare, General, Hospital Partnership, Hospitalist Medicine