Avoid the ER? Not on Your Life Converting the Emergency Department into a Strategic Asset for Your Hospital


Aggressive strategies for avoiding the emergency department are common, and the ED is not ideal for certain medical care. However, healthcare strategists are increasingly focused on a different approach: leveraging the ED's unique position to produce strategic value, practical solutions, improved quality, and better financial performance. In this session, discover how to use ED-based decision making and management to improve outcomes in the hospital and community, prevent repeat visits and readmissions, create a meaningful interface with primary care, and impact site-of-care choices. Ultimately, the ED serves its core mission, and becomes a critical asset in the value-based world.

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