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Headed to ER? Some post waits by text, billboard
Need an X-ray or stitches? Online, via text message or flashing on a billboard, some emergency rooms are advertising...
Using the Web to curb waiting-room times
A new Web-based tool seeks to help patients spend less time in the waiting room before seeing their doctor. The...
Nashville-area hospitals post wait time for ER service
TriStar Health System has started to broadcast about how long patients would have to wait to see a medical provider at...
Web Exclusive: Nurse Manager's Project Increases ED Capacity
Christy Wade became nurse manager of the emergency department at Jersey City Medical Center two and a half years ago...
CT-based Middlesex Hospital offers online clock that tells ER waiting times
Connecticut-based Middlesex Hospital has launched a new online "waiting time clock" for its three facilities in...
Web Exclusive: ED Wait Times Drop Slightly, Patient Satisfaction Rises
Despite a recession and continued crowding, a new study shows that the average wait time in the nation's emergency...
A Silver Spring, MD, ER aims to serve older patients
Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD, has one of the nation’s first ERs designed to serve a population 65 and...
How long will patients spend in the ER before they get mad?
Doctors from Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan, looked at more than 2,000 patient-satisfaction surveys from the first...
Web Exclusive: The ER Myth vs. Reality
There is a nagging myth out there that it is the uninsured who are clogging ERs for routine care. But a new study...
Uninsured not main reason for ER crowding
People without medical insurance are not the primary cause of the overcrowding that is typical in emergency rooms at...

Book: Critical Thinking in the Emergency Department:
This easy-to-read resource explains the principles behind critical thinking and how to encourage nurses to use critical...
Book: The Hospital Executive's Guide to Emergency Department Management, 2nd Edition
In this timely new book, you will find refined tactics for dealing with increased patient flow, efficiently handling...
Webcast: Transform Your ED into a Profit Center
As the major source of admissions, your ED is poised to be a serious revenue driver, or drain. Get in-the-trenches...
Webcast: Violence in Healthcare: Proven Strategies to Keep Your Facility Safe
Despite Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alerts and OSHA guidance, violence in healthcare is on the rise. Your workplace...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...