Patient Care

Discharge Delays Creating Rush Hour in the ED? Put Patient Progression in the Express Lane

Discharge Delays Creating Rush Hour in the ED? Put Patient Progression in the Express Lane

By Bob Gleason-Moore RN, MN

3 Keys to Driving On-Time Discharges

We've all been there before. It's happened again. We just can't seem to get our patients discharged on time. Patient flow and throughput are suffering across the hospital. Patients are waiting hours, even days, in the ED for an inpatient bed. Staff morale plummets as they realize they have no choice but to provide inpatient care in settings they know are not ideal for their patients. Sounds ominous, doesn't it?  Well, I have good news.

The 8 Milestones of Patient Throughput: How a “Production System” for Care Always Puts the Patient First

We think a lot about milestones in healthcare. The major milestones now are the shift from volume- to value-based care and the evolution to community health management. These healthcare milestones change everything about the way hospitals operate, provide care and succeed financially. So how do hospitals thrive in this evolution?