Texas hospitals using a new strategy to ease crowded ERs
In Houston, the ER overcrowding problem has been the subject of several studies calling for revisions to the emergency system. In 2006, the Harris County Hospital District changed policy to redirect patients who show up at the ERs of some hospitals without emergency symptoms to community health clinics or urgent care services. Memorial Hermann has now implemented a "quick look" strategy, where patients are seen by a nurse or other health professional within five minutes of arrival, then get the sick or injured person to a doctor within 30 minutes.
- CNO Leads $1M Charge for New Scrubs, Uniforms
- NFP Hospitals' Revenue Growth at 'All-Time Low'
- Transforming Cancer Care
- Acute Kidney Injury Gets New Focus
- Interventional Radiology No Longer a Sub-Specialty
- Sharp HealthCare Leaves Pioneer ACO Program
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- mHealth Tackles Readmissions
- MA an Insurance Proving Ground for Providers
- Proton Beam Therapy Poised for Growth in US