31 Jan 2013 |
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The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) posted an article on the recent report released by the Washington State Health Care Authority.
The article, which you can find here, calls Washington’s 7 Best Practices initiative a “model for the nation,” and cites the program’s achievements thus far of reducing emergency department visits by high-utilizing patients by 23%, and saving the State a projected $31 million for the fiscal year. The Washington Health Care Authority released a report detailing the successes of the initiative earlier this week. Read our posting about the report here.
As part of the initiative, hospitals are required to communicate with each other and coordinate care for high-utilizing patients. Collective Medical Technologies has been working with many hospitals in Washington on implementing EDIE within their emergency departments to meet the best practices set out by the initiative. EDIE, a communication and care management platform, has been used in emergency departments to transmit patient care plans and other vital information between hospitals.
ACEP also posted a video about the initiative from Seattle’s KING-TV: