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Blog posts tagged with emergency care

  • Managing wait times in urgent care

    Jeanne Armstrong
    March 01, 2016

    Have you noticed more advertisements from your local emergency and urgent care centers, talking about shorter wait times? It’s because healthcare organizations recognize that wait times play a significant part in satisfaction rates for patients and clinicians. Monitoring a patient’s experience throughout the visit can be challenging, especially if an organization must manage resources across multiple sites. Sharp Rees-Stealy (San Diego, California, U.S.A.) uses Allscripts Read more…

  • Trauma care in Kenya: Healthcare data analytics gives rise to a national EMS policy

    Fatima Paruk
    September 24, 2015

    My introduction to population data and analytics came during my health systems and trauma care fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Having finished my master’s degree in Public Health, I was eager to bring together my interest in improving health systems and background in surgery to improve trauma care in Kenya. Unfortunately in Kenya, the burden of injury is poorly defined due to lack of data, and the concept of hospital quality improvement is still emerging. Setting up an injury surveillance system was the perfect opportunity to Read more…

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