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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. Delays in patient triage, patient waiting times to see the doctor and prolonged discharge times are all issues common in most Emergency Departments. Our solution is built to provide the analytics necessary to identify inefficiencies within ED workflows. These tools provide ED leadership and clinicians with the tools they need to help make the changes necessary to improve turnaround times and improve quality of care.

Standard metrics in the Fusion Emergency Department Efficiency Solution include:

  • Time and Throughput metrics
  • Patient movement
  • Impact of Consults and Imaging turnaround times on length of stay
  • Metrics designed to help improve ED Length of Stay and identification of potential bottlenecks in workflows
  • Additional metrics providing insight on boarder times and urgent care patient cohorts
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Benefits of Fusion Emergency Department Efficiency Solution Include:

  • Have the tools necessary to drive improvement on patient throughput and turnaround times
  • Analytics which may be used to help improve patient movement
  • Analytics which be applied to help reduce boarder times
  • Identification of potential bottlenecks in various processes within the ED
  • Acuity based analytics to address Urgent Care patient cohort efficiency
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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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