Health Data Intelligence Seeks to Highlight Hospital ER Throughput Performance with Introduction of the Emergency Department Care Dashboard

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The ED metrics included on this dashboard are designed to address the emergency care of all hospitalized inpatients, regardless of their diagnosis and clinical condition.

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The ED dashboard is a critical tool in the hands of clinicians, ED managers, ED physicians, and other hospital staff in the tracking and monitoring of hospital ER throughput performance.

Health Data Intelligence (HDI) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Emergency Department Care Dashboard into its premier CarePlan Dashboard Suite. The Emergency Department Care dashboard is a critical tool in the hands of clinicians, ED managers, ED physicians, and other hospital staff in the tracking and monitoring of hospital Emergency Room throughput performance.

The Emergency Department Care dashboard includes various ED Care measures developed and defined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and adopted by The Joint Commission’s ORYX program in order to maintain alignment with CMS reporting requirements. The ED measure set became available for selection by hospitals to meet their four core measure set accreditation requirements effective January 1, 2012. The ED measures included on this dashboard are designed to address the emergency care of all hospitalized inpatients, regardless of their diagnosis and clinical condition.

The Emergency Department Care dashboard consists of four tabs: Admitted ED Patients, which includes measures around median times and admit decision times for admitted patients; ED Throughput, which consists of several outpatient measures for discharged ED patients as well as patients who leave the ED without being seen by a health professional; Pain Management, which measure median times to pain management for patients with long bone fracture; and Stroke, which measures the timeliness of head CT or MRI scan results for acute ischemic stroke or hemorrhagic stroke patients.

Navigation within the Emergency Department Care Dashboard occurs via tabs for each category, with graphical views for each time period selected, tooltips that provide rich metadata when a user hovers over any data point, filtering capabilities down to individual hospitals or an entire health system, CMS measure codes to help users uniquely identify each metric, and an About page that provides detailed metric definitions, external links, and other useful information.

Available for benchmarking on the Emergency Department Care Dashboard are state averages and the national average for each ED category as well as each hospital’s own internal targets and organizational performance goals. Hospitals, health systems, and media organizations are invited to test drive the new HDI dashboard with a free 7-day preview. To learn more about this new analytic package and to download detailed product data sheets, please visit the Health Data Intelligence corporate website.

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