Successful Strategies to Reduce LWBS

March 2, 2017

Successful Strategies to Reduce LWBSLeft 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 ERWith 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 ComplianceCongress 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

Beyond the Hospital Walls | Transitional Care

January 17, 2017

Beyond the Hospital Walls Dr. Sunil Pandya on Transitional CareWith the ever changing climate of healthcare, now more than ever there is a stress on hospitals to decrease patients’ length of stay (LOS). Patients expect to be seen quicker, get well faster and discharge as soon as possible. Hospitals... read more

Physician Assistant Job Search | Evaluating Opportunities

January 6, 2017

Physician Assistant Job Search | Evaluating OpportunitiesAs you interview for physician assistant (PA) job opportunities, there is so much to consider before officially accepting the perfect position. Evaluating each job takes both time, effort and great attention to detail. Looking beyond the posted... read more

How to Become a Medical Director

December 14, 2016

How to Become a Medical Director Q&A of Stories, Advice and Best PracticesEffective communication; ability to coach, influence and engage a team; and continuing education are just some of the characteristics a great leader possesses. Success as a medical director goes beyond exhibiting outstanding... read more

From Military Medic to GCEP Medical Director of the Year

December 7, 2016

From Military Medic to GCEP Medical Director of the Year Rolando Torres, MD Named GCEP 2016 ED Director of the YearRolando Torres, M.D., illustrates dedication to supporting others, both clinically and professionally, which has earned admiration by many who have crossed his path. So much so, that the... read more

Defining Hospital Service Excellence

November 29, 2016

Defining Hospital Service Excellence ApolloMD Divisional President, Dr. Yogin Patel’s TakeHospitals and healthcare systems across the country are redefining their missions to provide service excellence and enhance patient experience. As the new paradigm of healthcare, the mission of service excellence... read more

Dread the ER Waiting Room? Consider Skipping It!

November 17, 2016

Dread the ER Waiting Room? Consider Skipping It! A Patient’s Perspective It’s late and your pediatrician’s office is closed, but you have a child running a high fever, is lethargic and needs to see a doctor immediately. You head to your local hospital and clumsily carry your sick, 40-pound,... read more