Bill Rifkin, MD, FACP, Managing Editor, MCG Health

Dr. Rifkin oversees research, guideline writing, and other content development focused on acute inpatient care. Before joining MCG in 2009, he was an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and the Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Prior to that, he was an academic hospitalist and Associate Residency Program Director at two other New York hospitals and at the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program in New Haven, Connecticut. He has published research in the areas of hospital medicine and quality of clinical care. He graduated from the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine, completed his internal medicine training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, and is board-certified in internal medicine.

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Managing the dual threat of flu and COVID-19 with level of care guidance


With the flu season upon us and the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to surge, healthcare organizations now face an unprecedented challenge. As medical resources are stretched to capacity, the ability to quickly identify the appropriate level of care and safely, but efficiently, move patients through the system, is of critical importance. Frontline workers need the guidance to successfully evaluate patients and transition them to post-acute levels of care in order to avoid occupancy challenges many have faced throughout the pandemic. 

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Topics: EHR, Care Coordination, Coronavirus

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