Patient Flow

We all hate to wait.  Whether it is for a bus, the end of the school day or the line to buy a movie ticket, waiting can be annoying.  When your child is sick, has a fever, or has an › Continue Reading

In case you missed the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Web-based radio program on Dec. 2, “All Hospitals in favor of saving money say ‘Patient Flow’,” it’s now on line at www.ihi.org. (There’s a link on the right-hand side of the › Continue Reading

At Cincinnati Children’s, the month of October is being affectionately referred to as “baptism of fire.” H1N1 hit our emergency departments hard — nearly 800 patients in one day at the two EDs combined (normal numbers are 350-400). But the › Continue Reading

It just makes sense: the right patient in the right place at the right time. In other industries, a lot of time and energy is devoted to making sure things operate smoothly; that equipment is used as efficiently as possible; › Continue Reading