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Authors

  1. Tortorella, Frank JD, FACHE
  2. Ukanowicz, Donna MS, RN, ACM
  3. Douglas-Ntagha, Pamela JD, RN
  4. Ray, Robert MBA, PE
  5. Triller, Maureen DrPH

Abstract

Efficient patient throughput requires a high degree of coordination and communication. Opportunities abound to improve the patient experience by eliminating waste from the process and improving communication among the multiple disciplines involved in facilitating patient flow. In this article, we demonstrate how an interdisciplinary team at a large tertiary cancer center implemented an electronic bed management system to improve the bed turnover component of the patient throughput process.