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April 16, 2015

How risky is your emergency department?  Your insurance company probably knows, and they’re charging you for it. But how can EDs reduce their risk? Inova Fairfax and Inova Children’s Hospitals of Virginia did it.

April 15, 2015
The recent outbreak of measles that started in a California amusement park and likely originated from overseas has triggered a national debate on the role of vaccination in preventing this once common disease.  
October 06, 2014

High frequency emergency department patients have complicated mixtures of medical, psychiatric, and social needs. Treating only their presenting acute care need does little to prevent their readmission.

October 06, 2014

How to handle repeat customers in the emergency department jumped to the healthcare industry’s attention when CMS introduced their plan for readmission penalties.

October 06, 2014

“Delta Trauma, arrival five minutes,” rang across overhead system, I vividly recalled as a third-year medical student at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the middle of my emergency medicine rotation.

October 06, 2014

For many years, healthcare remained steadfastly traditional in its limited uses of technology despite the rapid societal changes in technology use everywhere else. More recently though, using more technology in healthcare is in the spotlight and major innovations abound.

April 09, 2014

Coordinating care for frequent visitors in already crowded Emergency Departments (EDs) is a unique challenge for both clinicians and administrators alike.