The Waiting Room Is Closed

April 2006
Health Management Technology;Apr2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p24
Trade Publication
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.


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