Emergency Department

Emergency department efficiency vs. customer service

Emergency department efficiency vs. customer service

In healthcare, not all "wasted time" is truly wasted. In fact, some of the most important aspects of healthcare are less than 100% efficient. Of course, we can and should strive for greater efficiency. But we also must understand that absolute efficiency would eliminate the human elements of care.

Strong professional relationships could reduce unnecessary hospitalizations from nursing homes, study suggests

Strong professional relationships could reduce unnecessary hospitalizations from nursing homes, study suggests

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Registered nurses need strong and collegial relationships with their counterparts at a hospital in order to confidently refer nursing home residents to the emergency department, according to findings recently published in the Open Journal of Nursing.

T-System releases flu doc templates

T-System releases flu doc templates

T-System Inc. renewed its "winter gift" of T Sheets® flu documentation templates free of charge to all hospitals and healthcare providers. Providers can download the free documentation tool on T-System's website.

Engaging ER physicians the way to go for long-term care

Engaging ER physicians the way to go for long-term care

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Healthcare journalists may have fallen inadvertently into triggering a Pavlovian response in our readers: We write "hospital readmissions" and you click.

AHRQ: Fall-related injuries land 1 in 10 seniors in emergency room

AHRQ: Fall-related injuries land 1 in 10 seniors in emergency room

Injurious falls among elderly adults accounted for 1 in 10 emergency department visits among those 65 and older in 2006, according to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.