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Increasing Patient Satisfaction Throughout the House

April 26, 2017

Increasing Patient Satisfaction Throughout the House Navicent Health Finds Success with the We Care Challenge Like many hospitals, Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia, struggled with providing what ApolloMD refers to as the “wow” factor in patient experience. The “wow” factor is providing an individualized... read more

Caring for Psychiatric Patients in the Emergency Department

April 13, 2017

Caring for Psych Patients in the Emergency Department Emergency Departments across the country see an overwhelming number of mental health cases and due to the complexities of the healthcare system in this country, finding solutions for psychiatric holds and evaluations is even more of a challenge... read more

National Doctors Day

March 30, 2017

Happy National Doctors Day! The healthcare environment is more complex now than ever. With more advancements, tools and information at their fingertips doctors have an overwhelming job to diagnose and treat their patients every day. Today, we would like to say thank you to all of our ApolloMD physicians... read more

ED Evaluation | Is it time to make a change?

March 22, 2017

ED Evaluation | Is it time to make a change? Deciding whether to explore options for your provider group is one of the more difficult decisions an administrator faces with regard to the emergency department. A number of factors – both objective and subjective – can and should be considered. The... read more

Match Day | What Happens Next?

March 14, 2017

Match Day | What Happens Next? A letter to the newest Emergency Medicine Residents Dear First Year Residents, You’ve just experienced what seems like the most important day of your life – Match Day. While in many aspects it is, it’s also just the beginning of many more “most important days ever.”... read more

Successful Strategies to Reduce LWBS

March 2, 2017

Successful Strategies to Reduce LWBS Left Without Being Seen (LWBS) is a healthcare term often used by emergency departments (ED) to designate a patient encounter that ended with the patient leaving the healthcare setting before he/she could be seen by a certified physician. A low LWBS rate is a reflection... read more

E-CPR #24 | Initiation of the Sepsis Bundle

February 22, 2017

E-CPR #24 | Initiation of the Sepsis Bundle In order to support improved patient outcomes and CMS compliance, ApolloMD provides ongoing education and resources to our medical directors, physician teams, and partner hospitals. In this segment, we cover best practices for Initiation of the Sepsis Bundle. ... read more

Heart Health | Treating Chest Pain in the ER

February 14, 2017

Heart Health | Treating Chest Pain in the ER With patients presenting with chest pain six to eight million times each year, it’s understandable that clinicians in the ER need to be well versed on properly identifying the symptoms of a heart issue/attack. Many other conditions mimic the typical heart... read more

What is EMTALA? | Overview and Keys to Compliance

February 7, 2017

What is EMTALA? | Overview & Keys to Compliance Congress enacted the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) in 1986 as part of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985. It was originally designed to prevent hospitals from refusing to see patients based on their... read more