Quality Efficiency Utilization

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

A Growing Trend: Dr. Jesse Pines Moves to USACS

August 13th, 2018
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On July 12th, a widely known, highly accomplished emergency physician from one of the country’s finest academic institutions tweeted the announcement that Dr. Jesse Pines had joined US Acute Care Solutions: wow, I missed that @DrJessePines is moving to @USACSolutions Congrats to Jesse and huge gain for USACS. interesting data point in shifting sands of […]

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Clinical Excellence Means Always Improving

July 20th, 2018
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By most nationally collected metrics available, US Acute Care Solutions is at or near the top in terms of emergency medicine quality. We know this by comparing our sites to our peer groups in the largest repository for emergency medicine national clinical quality metrics: the Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR) of the American College of […]

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Posted in Featured, Leadership, Quality Efficiency Utilization

How To Leave With Class

December 13th, 2017
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“Certainly, we had some challenges along the way,” said Dr. Allin Vesa, “But Iredell was our baby, and we nurtured it.” Until recently, Dr. Vesa was the Medical Director for the Emergency Department at Iredell Health System in Statesville, North Carolina. Iredell had an average size community emergency department – about 34,000 visits per year – […]

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Posted in Hospital Partnership, Leadership, Quality Efficiency Utilization

Building a World-Class Acute Care Group Means Developing and Attracting World-Class APPs

September 28th, 2017
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As an emergency medicine PA, I have spent the majority of my career providing compassionate, attentive, quality care. As a medical administrator, I had the opportunity to manage clinicians and build creative educational and professional programs. As a former president of SEMPA, I had the opportunity to see how emergency medicine companies around the country […]

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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

Learning from Female Physicians Could Lower Mortality and Readmission Rates

February 21st, 2017
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The authors of a JAMA study that came out last year showed that Medicare patients treated by female physicians have lower mortality and re-admission rates than their male-treated counterparts. The authors studied Medicare patients treated by 58,344 physicians between 2011 and 2014. Controlling for other factors such as patient type and practice location, the researchers found […]

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Checking Your Cognitive Biases in the ER

February 9th, 2017
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Emergency clinicians are faced with a challenging task. During a busy shift, there can be significant pressure to evaluate and treat patients quickly, without giving each case the care it warrants. Thus, physicians often categorize patients early into a specific diagnostic pathway. At some point, however, with each evaluation, we must pause to assess the […]

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Posted in Life in the ER, Quality Efficiency Utilization

Change Management and Echo Consulting – Where the Rubber Hits the Road

January 9th, 2017
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There are few words in the business world open to as much interpretation as integration. In health care, the word is suddenly ubiquitous. It’s part of the language of health care’s brave new world. And it leaves oh so many details shrouded in mystery. The new integrated acute care program at US Acute Care Solutions […]

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Posted in Future of Healthcare, Hospital Partnership, Quality Efficiency Utilization

The National Clinical Governance Board: Our Answer to a National Problem

August 25th, 2016
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Emergency physicians know well the realities of evidence-based guidelines in emergency departments throughout the country: either there is wide variability in their use and uptake, or there just aren’t any evidence-based guidelines. Patients don’t often think about it when choosing emergency departments – they mostly think about the wait time – but it’s there. Two […]

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