The Emergency Department’s doors don’t close, and most EDs no longer want diversions due to the tremendous ramifications of extending hours after incident. So how can you deal with the influx of patients appropriately, and get them to the appropriate care setting in the fastest way possible?
By Justin Allen
Once a patient enters a hospital for acute care, a multitude of patient handoffs occur. This creates multiple opportunities where two or more caregivers are required to communicate to ensure that patients progression stays on track and their care is optimized. Any slight breakdown in communication within these handoffs could unintentionally cause major complications.
By Kelly Weakley
In order to overcome the barriers to patient progression and streamline your patient flow, all your facility’s resources must be leveraged, and every department must work together to battle the obstacles your hospital is facing. We’ve provided a checklist for you here to see if your facility is prepared to undergo such a radical transformation.
By Sue Ann Davis
In 15 years working on process improvement projects in hospital settings, I've seen many attempts from different executive teams to try to improve patient flow, throughput and other internal processes with mixed results. What if I told you that there is a trick to help you gain efficiency and get rid of massive waste in your hospital’s workflow?
The trick is simple! Make the LEAP and get the right people in a room to talk to each other.
Dr. Sanchayeeta Mitra is fascinated by systems. She’s not just a top surgeon, she’s also an engineer. She recognizes that breakdowns in care delivery are often caused by poor processes, and not the effort of the caregivers.
Hospital administrators are finding that true continuous quality improvement (CQI) requires a radical change in thinking.