Emergency department overcrowding and lengthy wait times are nothing new. But with the advent of the Affordable Care Act and resultant rise in ED volume, overcrowding and wait times are getting increasingly worse. The phenomenon is not only costly for your hospital but also compromises care quality, patient experience, outcomes, and physician productivity and satisfaction.
In this white paper, we'll show you three common ED flow impediments and efficiency tricks to improve:
- Lab testing and radiology
- Physician and advanced practice provider flow
- Systematic workflow issues