February 27, 2013
Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center implemented a series of meetings known as ”quick hits” to solicit ideas and input into how to solve some of its most pressing ED problems. Avera reduced its ED decision-to-admit time by 12 minutes per patient.
February 26, 2013
Truman Medical Center Lakewood implemented a Clinical Team Leader position in the emergency department, improving left without being seen rates from 7.7 percent to 6.8 percent.
February 27, 2013
Good Samaritan Hospital staff measured wait times and patient flow using real time data which was compiled and displayed on an electronic bulletin board. Good Samaritan reduced ED throughput time for admitted patients by 102 minutes.
February 10, 2011
related websites Learn more about the RWJF Clinical Scholars program. For an overview of RWJF scholar and fellow opportunities, visit www.RWJFLeaders.org. The emergency department is, by definition, a place where patients can go to get urgent medica ...
November 1, 2009
In this study, undocumented Latinos reported the lowest rates of health care services, including some preventive services that could help avoid higher-cost health care in late stage or emergency care.
May 7, 2008
This issue brief released by the Center for Studying Health System Change focuses on hospital EDs that are faced with patients seeking care for non-urgent issues that could be treated in alternative settings such as physician offices.
August 23, 2012
AF4Q is working with nearly 300 hospitals in 16 communities to develop, test, implement, and spread quality improvement strategies.
May 1, 2003
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Research and Education Institute implemented model systems of emergency medical services for children in rural and remote communities in northern California and developed curricular and training materials to support the systems.
St. Mary's hospital used its EHR system to increase the use of qualified interpreter services during admission from 44 percent to 73 percent over seven months, and during discharge from 26 percent to 60 percent.
November 13, 2012
From November 2010 through March 2012, the California Quality Collaborative (CQC) conducted an evaluation of its regional improvement effort aimed at reducing unnecessary services and engaging physicians in improving efficiency of resource use.