Clinical Hot Topics: ED 4.0

Posted on Wed, Nov 05, 2014
Clinical Hot Topics: ED 4.0

Hosted by Al Sacchetti, MD, FACEP as moderator, Don’t Blink or You Will Miss It - Clinical Hot Topics can feel much like the “speed dating” of training presentations. The 12 hyper-paced presentations covered a wealth of information for the 2014 EmCare Leadership Conference attendees.  Each week, we’ll publish highlights from select clinical hot topics presented at the conference.

ED 4.0
by William Jaquis, M.D.

Only about 50 years ago, an emergency room was any room where care was being provided for an urgent or acute condition. The “room” is now a “department” often serving more than 80,000 patients a year. The emergency department (ED) functions as the “hub of the enterprise” with many “spheres of influence” and accountability. The diagram shown here illustrates some of the many roles the ED plays. It has become a focal point for coordinating care, collaborating, planning and above all improving outcomes.

Successful ED leaders will master the art of managing the scope of this crucial department while balancing growing demands and decreasing revenues.

Read the whitepaper below to learn how a shift in processes, leadership and culture to an integrated solution can put your hospital on track to achieve improved clinical outcomes, metrics and patient experiences, each of which can have a potentially dramatic financial impact.


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