Emergency department (ED) documentation is the sole record of a patient’s ED visit, aside from the clinician’s and patient’s memory. Emergency physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APCs) are expected to be thorough, accurate, detailed, as well as efficient as they capture all patient information.
Approximately 250,000 preventable hospital deaths occur each year, making medical error the third leading cause of death in the United States. The fast-paced, quick-thinking environment of the ED, combined with often sick and complex patients in need of immediate care with little-to-no known medical history, can lead to increased risk of such medical error and adverse events.
Medical treatment for stroke patients is ever-changing with new literature and research constantly underway
Currently, the Merit Based Incentive Program (MIPS) is the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ largest value-based care payment program
In recent years, Sepsis, the No. 1 cause of inpatient mortality, has become a primary focus for emergency departments across the country
Congress enacted the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) in 1986 as part of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985. It was originally designed to prevent hospitals from refusing to see patients based on their inability to pay, and to assure they transferred patients only when appropriate and in a safe manner.
With patients presenting with chest pain six to eight [...]