3 Benefits of Improving the Integration of Hospital & Emergency Medicine

Posted on Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Patient flowThe Emergency Department is the front door for most hospitals. Consequently, the efficiency of that department to evaluate, stabilize and release or admit patients is a critical success factor for many organizations. But frequently, the inpatient admission process presents a bottleneck which causes the ED to fill up. One major cause of slow admissions it the lack of availability of a bed. Inpatients scheduled for morning discharge may linger on their unit awaiting discharge orders, final tests, physician rounds, etc. Integrating the management of the inpatient beds and the ED aligns processes to improve patient flow, achieve operational efficiency, and

1. Improve capacity in the ED

2. Reduce ED boarding time

3. Improve patient satisfaction

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