Prolonged emergency department (ED) wait times can severely impact quality of care and heighten the risk of adverse events, but it doesn’t stop there. Lower HCAHPS scores, extended length of visit and ED overcrowding are a few consequences that weigh heavily on hospitals.
If you haven’t experienced this aggravation first-hand, chances are that you will at some point in your life. A study from the National Center for Biotechnology showed that 33% of acutely ill emergency room patients fail to be seen within one hour of checking in to the ED.
The good news is that there are steps you can take to lower ED wait times, starting with better communication and collaboration. Check out our recent infographic use case to see how a patient injured in a motor vehicle accident can receive faster treatment with TigerConnect.
Download the use case infographic here to see how clinical communication and collaboration solutions like TigerConnect can help accident victims receive faster treatment and lower ED wait times.