Patient Flow

Patient flow is important. Few things in medicine claim to show improvements in patient experience, patient safety, and healthcare delivery while simultaneously improving efficiency, job satisfaction, and a hospital’s return on investment. A focus on patient flow has been proven to do so. This site is committed to helping all those who struggle daily with the management of an overcrowded healthcare system, overworked employees, and overburdening regulations while trying to deliver optimal medical care.

Patient Flow Posts

ED Boarding in 2018
It is 2018 and the we have been discussing ED boarding for well over 20 years. There are numerous resources
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Environmental Services..It Matters… A Lot !
The performance of your environmental services department is a critical step in your hospital’s patient flow. The ability of patients
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ED Flow Mind Map
ED flow is challenging. For all of those who struggle with defining various aspects of patient care in the emergency
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A Six Hour Stay Is Not An ED Visit- It’s An Obs Admission !
Unless you work in a small hospital with critically low volume and a mostly empty ED, you are combatting crowding.
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Provider In Triage
So you have decided to embark on a provider in triage and you are building your process for the work
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Scribes: Pearls and Pitfalls
Much has been published regarding the use of scribes in the past few years. The position was born out of
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Holding Orders: Pearls and Pitfalls
As many hospitals battle the national physician shortage, emergency physicians are increasingly being asked to write inpatient orders. These are
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ED Patient Segmentation
Many people have written about the segmentation of patient populations in the emergency department, based on acuity. Let’s take a look at
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Is It Time For A Physician In Triage?
This is a question many emergency departments struggle with due to the demands of increasing patient volume and increasing wait
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The Silos Of Healthcare
Within the past 10 years, it is very likely that you have come across the “silo” metaphor. It is now
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