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Beyond Boarding: A New Paradigm for Behavioral Health in the Emergency Department

Individuals with mental health or substance-use related issues are one of the fastest growing patient populations in U.S. hospital emergency departments. Between 2006 and 2014, this population experienced a 44% increase in emergency department (ED) visits. This surge is creating a crisis for some hospitals. Without adequate access to behavioral health specialists to perform mental...

Press Releases

TeamHealth Names 2019 Medical Directors of the Year and Advanced Practice Clinician of the Year

TeamHealth, a leading physician practice, named its 2019 Dr. Gar LaSalle Medical Directors of the Year and Advanced Practice Clinician of the Year at its National Medical Leadership Conference held in Dallas, Texas. TeamHealth’s operating presidents selected 12 individuals to receive these awards for leadership excellence. “TeamHealth is proud to recognize our 2019 Dr. Gar...

Case Studies

Physician Leadership and Multi-Service Line Integration: St. Vincent's Case Study

Hospital Information Facility: St. Vincent’s – Birmingham, AL TeamHealth Services: Emergency Medicine and Hospital Medicine TeamHealth Impact Improved patient throughput and ED capacity Improved Medicare Case Mix Index by 5.84% compared to prior year Reduced inpatient length of stay by 11% Cut ambulance diversion hours by 60% Enhanced clinician engagement and culture Challenge St. Vincent’s...

Case Studies

Rapid Transformation and Process Improvement: Tennova Healthcare Case Study

Hospital Information Facility: Tennova Healthcare – Cleveland, TN. 48,000 annual ED visits TeamHealth Services: Emergency Medicine and Hospital Medicine TeamHealth Impact Reduced LWOT from 4.2% to 1.3% Deceased door-to-provider time by 62% Improved LOS for discharged patients by 26% Improvements to patient flow allows ED to treat 12 more patients/day, generating $2M in annual revenue...

Featured Articles

Psychotropic Medication: Best Practices to Avoid Survey Problems

In a push to enhance the quality of life for postacute care residents, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in recent years has adopted a series of new regulatory guidelines that target the use of psychotropic medications. Specifically, regulators want clinicians to minimize the use of “unnecessary medications” in postacute care settings and,...

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Thinking about a move to leadership?

FOR HOSPITALISTS who think they’d like a seat in the C-suite, the opportunities have never been better. From chief quality officer to chief medical officer and VP of population health, these jobs aren’t only plentiful, but they seem tailor-made for hospitalists. But before you decide to enroll in business school or go after a group leadership...