Tag: emergency room


Congressman calls on HHS to investigate HCA over emergency room admissions

September 16, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell wants federal health regulators to investigate the nation’s largest for-profit hospital operator. The Democrat sent a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra this week urging him to launch an inquiry into HCA Healthcare’s emergency department […]


Primary Care Is Integral To Improving U.S. Healthcare, But Is Falling Further Behind

September 16, 2019

Via: Forbes

Judging from healthcare advertisements on the Internet, television, and radio, specialists rule the roost as healthcare providers in the U.S. healthcare system. From orthopedic surgeons to cancer centers to ophthalmologists, it’s hard to avoid the onslaught of advertising for specialist […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

As ER wait times grow, more patients leave against medical advice

May 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Emergency room patients increasingly leave California hospitals against medical advice, and experts say crowded ERs are likely to blame. About 352,000 California ER visits in 2017 ended when patients left after seeing a doctor but before their medical care was […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Never on Thursday: Flow and wait times at the DMV vs. the ER

December 1, 2016

Via: Patient Experience

A couple of weeks ago, I received the dreaded letter from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Visions of long lines, sitting on hard plastic chairs, and hours of wasted time went through my mind. It was a reminder to go […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

3 ways to manage patient expectations in the ER

May 5, 2016

Via: FierceHealthcare

The shift to patient-centered care can create conflicts in the emergency room when a doctor’s diagnosis and suggested course of treatment don’t meet patient expectations. And this conflict has become more common as patients turn to the Internet for medical […]


ER revisits: Major financial drain on healthcare system

June 23, 2015

Via: Information management

Hospitals are always looking for ways to cut costs. One way to do this — reduce unnecessary revisits to your emergency room (ER). Don’t think your facility has a big problem with that? You may want to check in with […]