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Opening the front door: Improving patient flow in hospitals

March 9, 2018 / 6 min read

Focusing on patient flow and how patient services are delivered can help drive quality, satisfaction, and savings for your hospital. Read more at Becker's Hospital Review.

Most patients enter hospitals as the result of an unexpected emergency or for a planned surgical procedure, making the emergency room (ER) and the operating room (OR) the two “front doors” of the hospital.

In a healthcare reimbursement environment — where patient satisfaction is ever more important to a hospital’s bottom line — making sure the ER and OR are efficient, effective and well-run is vital to maximizing revenues. Focusing on patient flow and how patient services are presented can help drive quality, satisfaction and savings to your organization.

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