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Opening the front door: Improving patient flow in hospitals

March 9, 2018 Article 6 min read
Authors:
Sharon Ulep
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.
Doctors in a meeting room

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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