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Samarth, C., and Gloor, P.  Process efficiency.  Journal of Healthcare Information Management.  23(1):20-26, Winter 2009.

Lu, J., and Hignett, S.  Using task analysis in healthcare design to improve clinical efficiency.  Health Environments Research and Design Journal.  2(2):60-69, Winter 2009.

Dunn L.  5 best practices for improving the throughput of the emergency department.  Becker’s Hospital Review, Nov. 13, 2009.

Low-cost strategies help improve flow. ED Management. 21(11):124-126, Nov. 2009.

McKinney, M.  Watching the big board to reduce overcrowdingH&HN.  Oct. 10, 2009.

McKinney, M. Watching the big board to reduce overcrowding. Hospitals & Health Networks. 83(10):48-50, Oct. 2009.

Aloisio, J. J., McGeachy, K. M., and Pellicone, A. Reducing inpatient procedure turnaround times using a value analysis approach. 31(5):40-46, Sept./Oct. 2009.

Process changes cut LOS by 100 minutes. ED Management. 21(9):99-100, Sept. 2009.

Comak, H.  Universal patient floor increases flow, decreases handoffsHealthLeaders Media.  Aug. 27, 2009.

Kansas Hospital addresses ED bottlenecksHealthcare Financial Management Association.  Aug. 2009.

Kearns, S.  Care card technology improves health system's patient flow and waiting timeHealthLeaders Media.  July 6, 2009.

ED crowding-what worksBusiness of Caring.  Summer 2009.

Page, D. Taking the guesswork out of scheduling surgeries.  Hospitals and Health Networks. 83(6): 12, June 2009.

Redesign helps EDs improve patient flow.  Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement.  16(5):56-57, May 2009.

US Government Accountability Office. Hospital Emergency Departments: Crowding Continues to Occur, and Some Patients Wait Longer than Recommended Time Frames.  GAO-09-347, Apr. 30, 2009.  [Highlights].  [Bibliography].

Getz, L.  Precious commodity - beds at a premiumFor the Record.  21(8):20, Apr. 13, 2009.

Viccellio, A., and others.  The association between transfer of emergency department boarders to inpatient hallways and mortality: A 4-year experienceAnnals of Emergency Medicine.  Apr. 2009. (online).

AHA Quality Center.  In Pursuit of Excellence: a Guide to Superior Performance Improvement. Chicago: American Hospital Association, Apr. 2009.

Redesign helps EDs improve patient flow.  ED Management.  21(4):41-42, Apr. 2009.

Donaldson, N., Shapiro, S., Scott, M.  Leading successful rapid response teams.  JONA. The Journal of Nursing Administration.  39(4):176-181, Apr. 2009.

Siegrist, R.  Improving patient flow in the cath lab.  Healthcare Financial Management.  63(4):92-98, Apr. 2009.

Discharge unit helps speed patient flow.  Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement.16(4):47-48, Apr. 2009.

Lucas, R., and others.  Measuring the opportunity loss of time spent boarding admitted patients in the emergency department: a multihospital analysis.  Journal of Healthcare Management.  54(2):117-125, Mar./Apr. 2009.

Macios, A.  Managing the ebb and flow of the emergencyFor the Record.  21(7):10, Mar. 30, 2009.

Raths, D.  Evenflow.  CIOs are turning to patient-flow technologies to reduce wait times and increase patient satisfaction.  Healthcare Informatics.  26(3):36-38, Mar. 2009.

Saver, C.  Set the clock for OR on-time starts.  OR Manager.  25(3):13-14, Mar. 2009.

Multifaceted approach keeps patients flowing.  Healthcare Benchmarks and Quality Improvement.  16(2):23-24, Feb. 2009.

Discharge unit helps speed patient flow.  ED Management.  21(2):19, Feb. 2009.

Moore, J.  Patients in the halls: readers have their say HealthLeaders Media.  Jan. 2, 2009.

Klingman, L., and Shireman, C.  Taking the pain out of long waits.  MGMA Connexion.  9(1):20-21, Jan. 2009.

Colbert, B.  Connecting the DotsHealth Informatics.  25(13):27-9, Jan. 2009.

2009 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times.  Irving:  Texas, Merritt Hawkins and Associates, 2009.

National Healthcare Quality Report.  Rockville, MD : Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, 2009.

Hospital Flow Dignostic.  Cambridge, MA:  Institute for Healthcare Improvement, 2009.

2009 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times.  Irving, TX:  Merritt Hawkins and Associates, 2009.

Moore, J.  The ED or the hallway? I'll take option no. 3HealthLeaders Media.  Dec. 4, 2008.

Multifaceted approach keeps patients flowing. ED Management. 20(12):141-142, Dec. 2008.

Point-of-care testing makes big difference. ED Management. 20(12):142, Dec. 2008.

Working with other departments speeds flow. ED Management. 20(12):142, Dec. 2008.

Magid, D., and others. The safety of emergency care systems:  results of a survey of clinicians in 65 US emergency departments.  Annals of Emergency Medicine.  Published Online.  Dec. 2008.

Jensen, K., and Crane, J.  Improving patient flow in the emergency department.  Healthcare Financial Managment.  62(1):104-108, Nov. 2008

Goldstein, J.  Inflated wait time estimates make ER patients happier.  Wall Street Journal.  Oct. 30, 2008.

Goldstein, J.  How long will patients spend in the ER before they get mad?  Wall Street Journal.  Oct. 30, 2008.

Dempsey, C.  Reducing costs by improving patient flow.  Healthcare Cost Containment.  1(3):1-4, Oct. 2008.

Gray, J., and Whitley, K.  Georgia health system pioneers patient kiosks.  Patient Friendly Billing.  :9-10, Sept. 2008.

Dempsey, C., and Madden, S.  Improving patient flow.  H&HN Online.  Aug. 21, 2008.

Psychiatric Patients, Including Children, Routinely 'Boarded' In Emergency Departments.  Dallas, TX:  American College of Emergency Physicians, June 18, 2008. 

Emergency Department Pulse Report 2008.  Highlights.   South Bend, IN:  Press Ganey, June 10, 2008.

ACEP psychiatric and substance abuse survey 2008American College of Emergency Physicians.  June 2008.

Creating a backup system: ensuring timely reporting of critical test results and valuesJoint Commission Perspectives on Patient Safety.  8(6):6-8, June 2008.

Blagojevic, J., and Stephens, S.  Evaluation of standardized teaching plans for hospitalized pediatric patients:  a performance improvement project.  Journal for Healthcare Quality.  30(3):16-27, May/June 2008.

Kreindler, S.  Watching your wait: evidence-informed strategies for reducing health care wait timesQuality Management in Health Care.  17(2):128-135, Apr./June 2008.

Slowiak, J., Huitema, B., and Dickinson, A.  Reducing wait time in a hospital pharmacy to promote customer service.  Quality Management in Health Care.  17(2):112-127, Apr./June 2008.

Kreindler, S.   Watching your wait:  evidence-informed strategies for reducing health care wait times.  Quality Management in Health Care.  17(2):128-135, Apr./June 2008.

Ortendahl, M.  Different time perspectives of the doctor and the patient reduce quality in health care.  Quality Management in Health Care.  17(2):136-139, Apr./June 2008.

One hospital's mission to improve the ED experience.  Hospitals and Health Networks.  82(5):20, May 2008.

Jacobsen, J.  Lean for Process Improvement.  Milwaukee, WI:  American Soceity for Quality, May 2008.

Emergency Department Crowding: High-Impact Solutions.  Dallas, TX:  American College of Emergency Physicians, Apr. 2008.

Joch, A.  Turnover TrackingHealth Care Most Wired Magazine.  Mar. 5, 2008.

Schmitt, B., and others.  Using patient traffic control to reduce treatment delays for high-risk patients at a VA Hospital.  Joint Commission on Quality and Patient Safety.  34(3):147-153, March 2008.

Gelrud, J., Burroughs, H., and Koterwas, J.  Emergency care center turnaround time--an improvement story.   Journal for Healthcare Quality.  30(1):31-37, Jan./Feb. 2008.

Wilper, A., and others.  Waits to see an emergency department physicians: U.S. tends and predictors, 1997-2004Health Affairs.  27(2):w84-w95, Jan. 15, 2008.

Door-to-Doc Patient Safety Toolkit.  Phoenix, AZ:  Banner Health, Jan. 14, 2008.

Manager:  not all EDs ready to convert to no-wait status.  ED Management.  20(1):4-5, Jan. 2008.

ED shrinks LWTs from 8% to below 1.5%.  ED Management.  20(1):3-4, Jan. 2008.

Practical project to improve on-time starts.  OR Manager.  24(1):21-22, Jan. 2008.

Rowe, M.  Why is the ED such a pain?    HealthLeaders.   11(1):20-26, Jan. 2008.

2007 National Survey on Patient Throughput and Capacity Challenges Sponsored by StatCom.  Alpharetta, CA:  StatCom, Jan. 2008.

2008 National Survey on Patient Flow Challenges and Technologies Sponsored by StatCom.  Alpharetta, CA:  StatCom, 2008.

Lin, D.  Rapid Response Teams:  Proven Strategies for Successful Implementation.  2nd ed.  Marblehead, MA:  HCPro, Inc., 2008.  (WX 215 L735r 2008).

Smith, A., Barry, R., and Brubaker, C.  Going Lean:  Busting Barriers to Patient Flow.  Chicago:  Health Administration Press, 2008.  (WX 158 S642g 2008).

Optimizing patient and process flows. In: Langabeer JR II.  Health Care Operations Management. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2008. Pp. 95-126.

Emergency Department: Pulse Report 2008.  South Bend, IN:  Press Ganey Associates, Inc., 2008.

Fixing Health Care: What Women Want.  Leawood, KS:  American Academy of Family Physicians, 2008.


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