Healthcare IT News March 23, 2021
In two years, the organization eliminated 517 avoidable days monthly, reduced length of stay by six hours on average per patient, and eliminated 200 hours of data collection per week.
Health First is a nonprofit, Central Florida health system consisting of more than 900 beds across four hospitals, with the only Level II trauma center in the county.
Streamlining and automating the patient discharge process is a major focus in gaining efficiency among hospitals. Health First is no different, as it has struggled to manage patient flow and manual discharge processes across its four hospitals.
Manual discharge processes, dependent on paper trails and ad hoc verbal communication, resulted in siloed information among different care teams, creating patient-flow bottlenecks...