Scanning the Headlines: Timeliness 2007-2001 (Archive)
Updated June 2, 2014
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Sign-in kiosks shorten waiting room lines. ED Management. 19(12):137-138, Dec. 2007.
Are your operating rooms 'efficient'? OR Manager. 23(12):15-18, Dec. 2007.
Keep the patient's 'internal clock' in mind. ED Management. 19(11):125-126, Nov. 2007.
Grey, M. A steady flow. Healthcare Informatics. 24(10):18-21, Oct. 2007.
Kreuter, J., and Krauss, D. Stat scheduling. Healthcare Informatics. 24(10):58-62, Oct. 2007.
Reducing wait time improves treatment access, retention. SAMHSA News. 15(5):1-3, Sept./Oct. 2007.
Regan, M. The key to improving patient throughput. HealthLeaders News. Sept. 26, 2007.
Cole, R. Patient convenience drives change at hospitals. Kansas City Star. :D26, Sept. 18, 2007.
Kopach, R., and others. Effects of clinical characteristics on successful open access scheduling. Health Care Management Science. 10(2):111-124, June 2007.
Cipriano, L., and others. Predicting joint replacement waiting times. Health Care Management Science. 10(2):195-215, June 2007.
Welch, S., Jones, S., and Allen, T. Mapping the 24-hour emergency department cycle to improve patient flow. Joint Commission on Quality and Patient Safety. 33(5):247-255, May 2007.
Burley, G, Bendyk, H., and Whelchel, C. Managing the storm: an emergency department capacity strategy. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 29(1):19-28, Jan./Feb. 2007.
Timing is Everything: Strategies for Reducing Delays in Patient Care. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources, 2007. (WX 162 T583 2007).
Woodcock, E. Mastering Patient Flow; Using Lean Thinking to Improve Your Practice Operations. Englewood, CO: Medical Group Management Association, 2007. (W 80 W886m 2007).
Serrano, L., and Sluneck, F. Lean processes improve patient care. Healthcare Executive. 21(6):36-38, Nov./Dec. 2006.
Unprepared, uncoordinated, overcrowded. Joint Commission Perspectives Patient Safety. 6(10):1, 7-8, Oct. 2006.
Gupta, D., and others. Performance metrics for advanced access. Journal of Healthcare Management. 51(4):246-259, July/Aug. 2006.
Freudenheim, M. Market forces pushing doctors to be more available. New York Times. June 24, 2006.
Patient flow initiatives slash average LOS. ED Management. 18(6):69-70, June 2006.
New waiting-room devices promise patient satisfaction. Healthcare Strategic Management. 24(6):12-13, June 2006.
Welch, S. A wound-care process model improves emergency department turnaround time. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 28(3):55-59, May/June 2006.
The waiting room is closed. Health Management Technology. 27(4):24-28, Apr. 2006.
Hankinson, M., Faraone, D., and Blumenfrucht, M. Sustained improvement for specilty clinic access. Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety. 32(2):142-151, Mar. 2006.
Trypuc, J., MacLeod, H., and Hudson, A. Developing a culture to sustain Ontario's wait time strategy. HealthcarePapers. 7(1):8-24, 2006.
Walley, P., Silvester, K., and Steyn, R. Knowledge and behaviour for a sustainable improvement culture. HealthcarePapers. 7(1):26-32, 2006.
Goodreau, I. Improving healthcare--one slice at a time. HealthcarePapers. 7(1):41-45, 2006.
Carruthers, C. Sustaining the wait time strategy. HealthcarePapers. 7(1):51-54, 2006.
Trypuc, J., Hudson, A., and MacLeod, H. Ontario's wait time strategy: part 1. Healthcare Quarterly. 9(2):44-51, 2006.
Improving patient flow dramatically decreases wait in emergency and inpatient admitting. Modern Healthcare. 35(36):28-32, Sept. 5, 2005.
Hospitals use new methods to reduce waiting periods, expedite care in emergency rooms. Health Care Strategic Management. 23(9):4, Sept. 2005.
Stein, A. Improving patient flow and overcrowding in emergency departments. Journal of Nursing Administration. 35(6):279-280, June 2005.
Litvak, E., and others. Managing unnecessary variability in patient demand to reduce nursing stress and improve patient safety. Journal of Quality and Patient Safety. 31(6):330-337, June 2005.
Lundie, S. Fast pass for patients. MSNBC News. Mar. 6, 2005.
Throughput department reaps dramatic rewards. Hospital Case Management. Mar. 2005.
'15-30' commitment key to reduced wait times. ED Management. 17(2):21-22, Feb. 2005.
Wilson, M., Siegel, B., and Williams, M. Perfecting Patient Flow. Washington: National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, 2005. (WX 215 W751p 2005).
Hospitals reduce costs, patient waiting times with automated self-service check-in system. Health Care Strategic Management. 22(9):5, Sept.2004.
Dewitt, P. Finding the time. HealthLeaders. 7(9):72-74, Sept. 2004.
Want to improve service? promise a 30-minute wait. ED Management. 16(5):52-53, May 2004.
Randolph, G., and others. Behind schedule: improving access to care for children one practice at a time. Pediatrics. 113(3 Pt 1):e230-7, Mar. 2004.
Buetow, S. Patient experience of time duration: strategies for "slowing time" and "accelerating time" in general practices. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 10(1):21, Feb. 2004.
Resneck, J., Pletcher, M., and Lozano, N. Medicare, Medicaid, and access to dermatologists: the effect of patient insurance on appointment access and wait times. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 50(1):85-92, Jan. 2004.
Solberg, L., and others. Key issues in transforming health care organizations for quality: the case of advanced access. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. 30(1):15-24, Jan. 2004.
Ehman, M., and Haas, J. Can I find a doctor? Availability of primary care physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. Journal of Family Practice. 52(11):876-82, Nov. 2003.
Friedmann, P., and others. Accessibility of addiction treatment: results from a national survey of outpatient substance abuse treatment organizations. Health Services Research. 38(3):887-903, Jun. 2003.
Blendon, R., and others. Common concerns amid diverse systems: health care experiences in five countries. Health Affairs. 22(3):106-21, May/June 2003.
Harrison, R., and others. The Community Dental Facilitator Project: reducing barriers to dental care. Journal of Public Health Dentistry. 63(2):126-8, Spring 2003.
Murray, M., and others. Improving timely access to primary care: case studies of the advanced access model. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association. 289(8):1042-6, Feb. 26, 2003.
Murray, M., and Berwick, D. Advanced access: reducing waiting and delays in primary care. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association. 289(8):1035-40, Feb. 26, 2003.
Giannone, J. Open access as an alternative to patient combat. Family Practice Management. 10(1):65-6, Jan. 2003.
Meyers, S. "Concierge" medicine. Who really pays for gold standard access to doctors? Trustee. 56(1):12-4, 19, 1, Jan. 2003.
Optimizing Patient Flow: Moving Patients Smoothly Through Acute Care Settings. IHI Innovation Series white paper. Boston: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2003.
Tod, A., Lacey, E., and McNeill, F. "I'm still waiting...": barriers to accessing cardiac rehabilitation services. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 40(4):421-31, Nov. 2002.
Felt-Lisk, S., McHugh, M., and Howell, E. Monitoring local safety-net providers: do they have adequate capacity? Health Affairs. 21(5):277-83, Sept./Oct. 2002.
Fottler, M., and Ford, R. Managing patient waits in hospital emergency departments. Health Care Management. 21(1):46-61, Sept. 2002.
Murray, M. Reducing waits and delays in the referral process. Family Practice Management. 9(3):39-42, Mar. 2002.
Gordon, E. What "race" cannot tell us about access to kidney transplantation. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 11(2):134-41, Spring 2002.
Pinto, M., Parente, D., and Barber, J. Selling open access health care delivery to patients and administrators: what's the hook? Health Marketing Quarterly. 19(3):57-69, 2002.
Wolfskill, S. Pre-access processing models. NAHAM Access Management Journal.. 28(2):9-10, 2002.
Schneck, L. Open-access scheduling can open the door to better performance. MGMA connexion / Medical Group Management Association. 1(1):39-40, Sept. 2001.
Anderson, G., and Karlberg, I. Lack of integration, and seasonal variations in demand explained performance problems and waiting times for patients at emergency departments: a 3 years evaluation of the shift of responsibility between primary and secondary care by closure of two acute hospitals. Health Policy. 55(3):187-207, Mar. 2001.