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UHC Emergency Department Flow Collaborative

Page history last edited by Jason Cohen 10 years, 5 months ago

The Hospital is currently participating in a University Hospital Consortium project to decrease the length of stay in the Emergency Department.

This is a multidisciplinary effort, involving physicians and nursing from the ER and the floor, as well as unit directors.

We meet on a monthly basis in the small conference room in the administrative offices on the 1st floor of the main hospital (see schedule below.)


We are currently doing observations in the ER and talking with members of bed administration.  Below are some of the flow documents that have been generated by various admission personnel.  As well, there is a link to the current list of ideas and concerns regarding patient flow that was generated by the hospitalist group.


Current Working Documents

UHC Collaborative Mission, Goals, Strategies.doc (Project Statement, Goals, Mission)

Obstacles to patient flow.docx (Hospitalist-generated list of reason patients do not flow smoothly from ER to floors)

Description by Charge Nurse as to how Patients are Assigned Beds on Medicine Floor.docx   (Description by a Charge Nurse of how beds are assigned)

ED-Triage Flow.pdf (Flow diagram from ER describing how patients are triaged and assigned)

EDadmitPtFlow_Feb2010.pdf (Flow diagram of steps from patient arrival in ER to patient arrival in hospital bed)


Minutes from Flow Collaborative Meetings



Observational Data and Meeting Notes



Other Reference Materials

Cambridge Health Alliance.ppt (Powerpoint presentation of operational improvements undertaken at Cambridge Health Alliance hospitals)


Upcoming Meetings

March 4, 2010 at 3 p.m.

April 1, 2010 at 3 p.m.

May 6, 2010 at 3 p.m.

June 10, 2010 at 3 p.m.

July 1, 2010 at 3 p.m.

August 5, 2010 at 3 p.m.

September 2, 2010 at 3 p.m.

October 7, 2010 at

November 4, 2010 at 3 p.m.

December 2, 2010 at 3 p.m.

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