TITLE

The Waiting Room Is Closed

PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Health Management Technology;Apr2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the use of emergency department automation by Pocono Medical Center (PMC) in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The hospital needed information from patients to get them registered and to track them, but this required a lot of time and created the mistaken impression that the hospital was focused more on insurance information and medical record numbers than on patient care. When physicians saw nurses using wireless mobile carts for bedside documentation, they themselves quit using paper and started using the carts and software for physician documentation.
ACCESSION #
20451967

 

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