A decrease of available inpatient beds along with an overall increase in emergency department visits has caused overcrowding for many EDs. For hospitals whose inpatient systems are not equipped to handle the volume or pace of new admissions, the level of care and patient experience can easily deteriorate when patients are held in the ED or PACU.
Philips Blue Jay Consulting helps identify areas for process improvement throughout the hospital so patients can be admitted and transferred to the appropriate inpatient care setting more quickly. Our team collaborates with healthcare organizations to retain potentially lost revenue while increasing patient satisfaction.
Many hospitals face similar challenges in improving patient throughput, including: