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Emergency Department Efficiency

Improving operational and clinical efficiency in the emergency department

Effective time management of Hospitals and Systems is a challenge for many departments. Emergency departments in particular have been known for long wait times which can create a wide range of problems. Our solution is built to reduce time while improving quality. In the emergency department, seconds can save lives, so speed and efficiency are paramount.

Standard ED Efficiency Tracks

  • Time and Throughput metrics
  • Patient movement
  • Staff scheduling
  • Imaging efficiency
  • Consults
  • Improving ED Length of Stay
  • Effective patient movement improves clinical outcomes for key diseases
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Benefits of Fusion Solution include:

  • Improvement on patient throughput and door to doctor times
  • Additionally, helps improve scheduling and patient movement
  • Reducing boarder time
  • Not just reporting the metrics but “What” is holding up the efficiency
    • Staffing
    • Imaging
    • Last Lab draw etc.
  • Acuity based workflows to help share with Urgent Care
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Return On Investment from Fusion Solution

55% improvement in Door to Doctor

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Patient Cohort - All ED visits. Can include urgent care if desired.

Step 1: Assess

  • Collaboratively set goals and objectives to deliver required outcomes for finalization for the program.
  • Identify and assess criteria for calculating a Return on Investment for the program.

Step 2: Examine and analyze over 200 specific data points

  • Workflows analysis for data points include – emergency department, clinical documentation, flowsheets, Best Practice Alerts, Medication Administrations, Navigators, Smart forms, ADT
  • Identify discrete data points to examine for data inconsistencies.
  • Optimize the workflow for process improvement based on Best Practices.
  • Define the necessary documentation standards to reduce data inconsistencies.
  • Order sets and groups to provide for the right care at the right time.

Step 3: Orchestrate, Blend & Synthesize

  • Coordinate EHR optimization to help Physicians, Specialists, Care Providers and Care Mangers.
  • Enable & organize to unlock the current data infrastructure based on data elements to implement a governed approach to analytics based on established project/program objectives and goals

Step 4: Optimize (user behavior analytics from above icon group)

  • Help validate the workflows and train end users during the acceptance and transitory phase to help drive adoption.
  • Suggest and recommend further refinement, if needed, based on specific organizational needs.

Step 5: Adopt

  • Provide Visualizations from extended data analytics infrastructure to help sponsors and committees drive the outcome objectives and goals.
  • Provide analytics for Clinical Efficiency teams to help derive the most value from adherence to shared baseline protocols (clinical guidelines for acute or chronic disease management), if applicable
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