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September 1, 2010

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  • EDM special focus: Health care reform

  • ED quality performance moves into the public reporting arena

    HealthGrades, a Golden, CO-based health care ratings organization that provides the public with ratings on more than 750,000 physicians and 5,000 hospitals, has just released a study it claims "evaluates hospital emergency medicine for the first time."
  • EDs trying not to let the bed bugs bite

    The headlines of late might well have blared their own version of Paul Revere's warning: "The bed bugs are coming! The bed bugs are coming!" TV networks have run special reports on how bed bugs have been "invading" U.S. hospitals, and as the front door to these facilities, EDs have had their share of challenges.
  • 'Triage center' takes pressure off EDs

    The creation of a new area to quickly assess homeless and uninsured individuals, many requiring behavioral health services, has helped ease pressure on EDs in the Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL. It has also earned the system a 2010 AHA NOVA Award for "Community-Based Alternatives to the Emergency Room."
  • Information exchange yields better decisions

    The Wisconsin Health Information Exchange (WHIE), which has enabled EDs in the Milwaukee area to electronically access patient data for about three years, has helped the participants save time and make better-informed patient care decisions, according a recent study from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
  • EDIS yields $1.3 million in new gross revenue

    Computer systems might be costly, but they can also save you a good deal of money in a short time. For example, the computer system installed at Beaufort (SC) Memorial Hospital and implemented in December 2009 recouped its costs of about $500,000 in just three months.
  • 'No wait' policy has broad goal

    There's no doubt that when the Bon Secours system in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia launched a new "no wait" policy for its EDs, it was hoping to improve its brand and attract more patients.