emergency department

Making the ER More Like Retail

May 7, 2013

In trying to figure out the most efficient way to run your hospital’s ER, it’s doubtful that you’ve driven past The Gap or McDonald’s and thought, “You know, maybe we should model our ER after them.” However, the University of Colorado Hospital has experimented with this service approach in its ER to much success. On […]

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Improving Patient Flow in the ED

January 30, 2013

Healthcare organizations are doing battle across many fronts on a daily basis. One of the most prominent fronts is found in the emergency department with patient flow. FierceHealthcare recently asked the following question of two industry leaders: “How can hospitals keep EDs running smoothly?” Their answers can be broken down into four strategies. First, start […]

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