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5 Challenges Facing Emergency Departments
and How Analytics Can Help

How Successful Are Healthcare Organizations With Clinical Analytics?

A hospital, when everything is going how it’s supposed to, is like a well-oiled machine. Each department plays its role in keeping the hospital working. But when one of the links in the chain isn’t at its best, it can have a negative impact on the entire organization. The emergency department is critical to the overall flow of the hospital, and it faces unique challenges.

In this white paper, we will examine 5 challenges faced by emergency departments, and how hospitals can use analytics to help them address these challenges.

5 Challenges Facing Emergency Departments and How Analytics Can Help

Analytics can provide measurements for each step of patient care, from the patient’s arrival to triage, triage to being assaigned a room, time from arrival in the room to seeing a doctor, seeing a doctor to decision to admit, and decision to admit to departure, among others. By digging into these numbers, hospitals can focus on the areas where there are opportunities for improvement, whether it is due to the time an individual doctor is taking or if there is some problem with a transition.