Start Here: Hospital CMS Emergency Preparedness

Start Here: Hospital CMS Emergency Preparedness

The date is set and the clock is ticking. Healthcare providers participating in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans must implement all emergency preparedness regulations stipulated in the CMS emergency preparedness rule by Nov. 16.

Emergency Department Throughput: A Conundrum

Emergency Department Throughput: A Conundrum

Healthcare systems and care providers across the country are working to continuously improve care through technology, processes, and more. The concept of emergency department throughput is not new, but it seems to have become more urgent and in need of resolution.

I recently had the pleasure of attending ENA’s Emergency Nursing 2016 conference in Los Angeles and heard the theme patient throughput often from emergency nursing professionals as a critical challenge with many emergency departments seeing increased volume.