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MBA team prescribes changes in South Carolina hospital ER

The State, January 10, 2008
Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, SC, will change the way ER patients are handled based upon recommendations from a team of MBA students at the University of South Carolina. The changes will include requiring medical staff to use checklists for procedures. The changes also will include hiring staff to be patient flow coordinators to track patients from start to finish through admission, diagnosis and treatment.