Recruiting and Retaining Quality Providers

June 5, 2017

Recruiting and Retaining Quality ProvidersIn the ED, and most other hospital departments, a solid team of providers is essential for departmental success. Recruiting top-quality providers is not only the key to building a solid team, but also maintaining it. Lack of a solid provider group not only... read more

Hospital Metrics Matter | Tips for Maximizing Reimbursement

May 24, 2017

Hospital Metrics Matter – Tips for Maximizing ReimbursementTracking performance is a way of life for those in the healthcare industry. With so much regulation and with the constantly changing landscape of priorities for industry leaders, it’s important to understand which metrics matter most... read more

Five Tips for a Successful EHR Transition

May 19, 2017

Five Tips for a Successful EHR TransitionIn the emergency department (ED), efficient workflow processes and procedures are critical factors to patient safety, experience, satisfaction and so much more. One workflow tool that largely impacts department efficiency is the EHR system. After answering... read more

Increasing Patient Satisfaction Throughout the House

April 26, 2017

Increasing Patient Satisfaction Throughout the HouseNavicent Health Finds Success with the We Care Challenge Like many hospitals, Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia, struggled with providing what ApolloMD refers to as the “wow” factor in patient experience. The “wow” factor is providing an individualized... read more

Caring for Psychiatric Patients in the Emergency Department

April 13, 2017

Caring for Psych Patients in the Emergency DepartmentEmergency Departments across the country see an overwhelming number of mental health cases and due to the complexities of the healthcare system in this country, finding solutions for psychiatric holds and evaluations is even more of a challenge... read more

National Doctors Day

March 30, 2017

Happy National Doctors Day!The healthcare environment is more complex now than ever. With more advancements, tools and information at their fingertips doctors have an overwhelming job to diagnose and treat their patients every day. Today, we would like to say thank you to all of our ApolloMD physicians... read more

ED Evaluation | Is it time to make a change?

March 22, 2017

ED Evaluation | Is it time to make a change?Deciding whether to explore options for your provider group is one of the more difficult decisions an administrator faces with regard to the emergency department. A number of factors – both objective and subjective – can and should be considered. The... read more

Match Day | What Happens Next?

March 14, 2017

Match Day | What Happens Next? A letter to the newest Emergency Medicine ResidentsDear First Year Residents, You’ve just experienced what seems like the most important day of your life – Match Day. While in many aspects it is, it’s also just the beginning of many more “most important days ever.”... read more

Successful Strategies to Reduce LWBS

March 2, 2017

Successful Strategies to Reduce LWBSLeft Without Being Seen (LWBS) is a healthcare term often used by emergency departments (ED) to designate a patient encounter that ended with the patient leaving the healthcare setting before he/she could be seen by a certified physician. A low LWBS rate is a reflection... read more

Heart Health | Treating Chest Pain in the ER

February 14, 2017

Heart Health | Treating Chest Pain in the ERWith patients presenting with chest pain six to eight million times each year, it’s understandable that clinicians in the ER need to be well versed on properly identifying the symptoms of a heart issue/attack. Many other conditions mimic the typical heart... read more