July 7, 2011
Human Capital Blog
To make matters worse, overloaded ERs are more common than they used to be – at least in part because some hospitals are closing down their emergency departments. Another recent study we published in JAMA (covered in the New York Times on May 18, 20 ...
February 25, 2011
Program Result Report
Urgent Matters was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that aimed to relieve emergency department overcrowding, improve patient care and increase patient satisfaction.
February 4, 2011
Stony Brook University Medical Center developed and implemented a standardized process with tracking and accountability for emergency department (ED) consult requests.
February 4, 2011
St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis improved door to bed, length of stay and patient satisfaction by reducing delays in ED triage and registration.
February 1, 2011
Urgent Matters Learning Network II final report shares case studies, results, success and lessons learned.
June 3, 2010
Webcast of ED Policy Forum Highlighting Success of Initiative to Develop Performance Measurement & Improve Operations.
April 1, 2010
RWJF Urgent Matters Initiative shows progress in developing standardized performance measurement and reporting in EDs.
March 3, 2010
Proven Solutions to ED Crowding.
February 1, 2010
Issue brief from RWJF-supported Urgent Matters Learning Network signals a promising future.
August 11, 2009
Within the first quarter of 2008, a majority of the 475 patients receiving services at the Good Samaritan Health Center and through Delta Regional’s Medication Assistance Program were referred by members of the Health Ministry Network.